To educate, empower and ignite social action in the lives of black youth.
Empowered, educated black youth.
The Black History Project, Inc. was created to educate youth about the African American experience throughout history. The goal is to empower students to take pride in their cultural history while cultivating self-esteem and self-worth. This program was conceived to emphasize the importance of history, including facts, leaders, innovations and milestones.
The program is taught from a certified teachers and qualified speakers and moderated by facilitators from the Central Florida area with extensive knowledge on the scheduled topics.
Some topics include:
Importance of HBCUs and Black Greek Letter Organizations
What is Blackness?
Civil Rights: Then and Now
Celebrating Black Arts
War on Drugs
Black Resistance Training
Students also participate in monthly field trips and activities, volunteer opportunities and are automatically enrolled in our book club.
Meet The Team
Kristin Fulwylie Thomas
Kristin is Community Activist, Political Organizer and Founder of The Black History Project. She has worked on various political campaigns creating solution-based initiatives, partnering with national organizations to empower the community in which she lives.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she always had a passion for working in her community. She earned her B.S. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and soon after, moved to Orlando, FL to receive her M.S. in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL in 2011.
Kristin's professional goals have always been to apply her skills learned throughout her education, to building and maintaining a positive image in the community she serves. She believes in educating the community to empower the community, in turn, creating a positive environment for generations to learn and grow to their full potential.
Vince Taylor Jr. is a business owner and one of Florida’s top comedian by trade. However, his passion for the youth and fighting against inequality outweighs any paycheck he receives. Mr. Taylor has a long history of community organizing, political engagement and simply just being an all-hands-on-deck community leader.
As Vice Chair of Community Outreach for the Florida Civil Rights Association, Youth Director for the Black History Project, Inc. and member of the NAACP, Vince has always sought to rid the world of inequality and runs eagerly to fight against it whenever it rears its ugly head. Though he considers this his duty as a citizen, he prides himself on educating the youth and being able articulate grievances of the community to those that may seek to silence their voices.
Ozline "Dee" Smart
Ozline is an Entrepreneur and Dedicated Community Organizer with years of experience in providing services to aid the community. She has organized events geared towards the improvement, education and prosperity of the Orlando Area and neighboring communities.
Born in Portland, Jamaica, she moved to Miami at the age of seven, where she dedicated her time and resources to achieving her High School Diploma by the age of 16. While enrolled at the University of Central Florida, she found herself drawn to the challenging yet rewarding field of entrepreneurship. She has always known the importance of fiscal self-reliance starting her own business at the age of 22.
Her passion for creating generational wealth in our community has led her to providing guidance on financial responsibility for our black youth and educating students on wealth and history.
Each student must be enrolled in high-school (9th – 12th grade) full time to be eligible to participate in this program. Students also much have parent’s consent and reliable transportation. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If interested, please email Kristin at email@example.com.
If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please note, you must sign up for at least three sessions. All facilitators are asked to assist with running activities, carrying along the dialogue and engaging in social media conversations.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Year after year, The Black History Project, Inc. is focused on educating, empowering and preparing our next generation of social justice leaders. But we can't do it alone. Donate today by using the link below.