“Thrive: A scholarly Perspective on how African Americans Flourished Throughout U.S> History” will be hosted by Justified Anger on Monday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m. at Fountain of Life Covenant Church, 633 West Badger Road.

Justified Anger presents a four-part series designed exclusively for African Americans in the Greater Madison Community to show historical periods where black people overcame obstacles and found a way to do more than just survive, they thrived! A tenured professor from UW, Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, will lead the discussion each week.

This class is designed as a safe place where African Americans can learn about and process our often untold history in the United States. We want to empower the African American community in the greater Madison community. We want people to be transformed by the understanding of their past.

We will cover slavery to modern times in this provocative reminder that African Americans have the ability to impact the fate of their lives, society, and the world.

The class will meet Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, and Oct. 23.

Admission is a suggested donation of $20. Scholarships are available for those who need them. Simply register then send an email to

Scholarships are available for those who need them. Simply register for a General Admission ticket, then send an email to to inform us of your desire for a scholarship.

Written by Madison365 staff