I started The Black Syllabus as a way to merge my passions for Black narratives and academic research. I was also interested in starting a book club that focused on one topic or author in Black literature at a time in order to gain a more holistic understanding of that topic or author. This journey started in January 2019, and continues to shift and adapt to my ever-changing vision of what this project could become. For a while, I was trying to define exactly what The Black Syllabus is, but I'm happy to just let it be a platform for people to read different perspectives related to Black identity, narratives, and research. As I continue to read and learn more, I will share my perspectives and learning materials both here and on my social accounts. I also welcome your input on what should be included here, as well as specific literature you'd like me to include. I hope my content resonates with the community and that you will join me on this journey!