The House of Afros, Capes & Curls is an organization whose goal is to connect people from diverse backgrounds and build a community based on a shared love of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and Afrofuturism, while providing a safe space to explore the artistic literary and historic merits of geek culture.
It's more than just comics and games! Providing a safe space, means creating a space for knowledge and understanding. Exploring History is one of the ways to ensure that happens.

Learning expands great souls.


~ Namibian proverb

Course Catalog

Group rates, and special requests can be arranged.


I. Africa to America: Redefining Black Historical Perspectives  

Too often, the story of Black people in America begins with enslavement. These structured conversations will delve into some of the history that goes overlooked and lay a foundation for a richer appreciation of Black History.


II. Resistance & Resilience

Too often, we think we have an understanding of slavery and the foundation of the United States, but slavery and slave societies are glossed over with little depth or understanding. These structured conversations will delve into some of the history that goes overlooked and lay a foundation for a richer appreciation of Black History. 

 

III. Slavery & Freedom In America

Too often, the story of Black people in America begins with enslavement. These structured conversations will delve into some of the history that goes overlooked and lay a foundation for a richer appreciation of Black History.

 

IV. Forward Momentum Abolition, Movement & Hope

This course will look at the complex lives of free and freed Black people living in the America’s during the time of slavery. 

 

V. Black Women Outside of the Margins

An analysis of special topics, themes and individual women's stories that shed light on the lives of Black women outside of conventional Historical study beginning in the early America's and into the 20th century.



Current Schedule


Africa to America (Feb 2021)

Meets on Thursdays

February 4-March 4 6:00pm CST to 7:00pm CST 


Resistance & Resilience (Feb 2021)

Meets on Thursdays

February 4-March 4 7:30pm CST to 8:00pm CST 


Black Women Outside of the Margins: From Early Americas to 1930

Meets on Thursdays

March 18- April 15 6:00pm CST to 7:00pm CST 


Slavery & Freedom In America

Meets on Thursdays

May 6-June 3 Time TBD