Welcome to the

MLB Black History Month Challenge!

To understand what’s happening in our world today, we must reflect on what has happened in the past. The Black History Month Challenge provides a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser-known stories about the Black experience in the U.S. We’ll also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Black business titans and explore Black contributions to medicine. Let’s do this!


After completing the 30-minute course, you will have the opportunity to submit a short essay based on what you’ve learned and compete for one of three scholarships:

1st Place: $10,000

2nd Place: $6,000

3rd Place: $4,000

The Black History Month Challenge is designed for high school students in grades 9-12 and will be available through February 28, 2021. The scholarship essay contest is open to all students ages 13-18.

Our Commitment to Social Justice

Major League Baseball, our 30 Clubs and Players are committed to conversations and actions today that move us toward a more equal and just tomorrow. We join our partner EVERFI in our mutual goals to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all, and to create progress through education and economic advancement. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Black History Month Challenge and celebrate some of the enduring moments and facts in Black history. We are eager to inspire enduring conversations about race, humanity and allyship among young people today.



  • Juneteenth

  • Affirmative action

  • Protests and marches for civil rights and equality

  • Extending and limiting factors on civil rights


  • Golden age of Black business and the growth of Black Wall Street

  • Tulsa Race Massacre

  • Myth-busting the racial wealth gap

  • Examples of modern Black entrepreneurship


  • Historic roots of systemic racism in medical care

  • Black medical trailblazers historically and present day

  • Exploring fact and fiction around medical outcomes in the Black community