Black history at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Ky., is studied throughout the academic year. The class, which started this school year, is taught by teacher Amy Madsen, who is pursuing her doctorate in black history and obtained a grant to design the course. "I wanted this class to not concentrate on slavery. I feel like classes can get stuck there. It's very important to our history, but we wanted to go beyond that in this class," said Madsen, who based her class on one taught at Northwestern University.