Charles Barkley Inspires Students to Learn African American History


Charles Barkley, the celebrated Hall of Fame basketball player and award-winning studio analyst, has announced a new partnership with Everfi Inc., a leading education technology provider.

Barkley, who hails from the rural South, and Everfi, expect the 306: African-American History digital course to engage high school students in Alabama and Mississippi.

“I was born and raised in rural Alabama at the dawn of the civil rights era, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to American heroes like Medgar Evers, John Lewis, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” Barkley is quoted as saying in a statement.

“Every child in my home state should have the keys to knowledge of their history so they can achieve great things in their own lives. This initiative helps accomplish that.”

Barkley will be…

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