Help Americans begin learning the true and honest story of America's quest to achieve justice.

With this free online course, you’ll learn how civil rights are supposed to ensure that we are all treated fairly under the law, thus securing our natural rights to life, liberty, and property. And you’ll examine the great challenges to the understanding and pursuit of justice and equality from the American Founding through today. 

You may be asking, “Why would Hillsdale College produce this course and offer it for free?” 

First, the study of civil rights in America is fundamental to understanding American government. Civil rights in America are essential to the protection of our natural rights and our freedom to lead our daily lives. 

Second, the study is urgent because of a growing effort to discredit our nation’s history as irredeemably flawed. This falsehood encourages division, silences free speech, and promotes tearing down and erasing our nation’s history. 

The goal is to teach Americans that our limited government and Constitution is incapable of securing just government and to convince us that it must be replaced with a radically different form.

This course will help you confront this false narrative and defend free government in America.

But promoting this new online course nationwide requires significant resources, making your support vital.

Can we count on you today to help us with the promotion of “Civil Rights in American History”—especially to younger Americans—as well as expand our other efforts to reach and teach millions on behalf of liberty? 

Our national educational outreach efforts include:

•    Increasing the number of students taking free online courses like this one.

•    Expanding the readership of Imprimis, Hillsdale’s free digest of liberty. 

•    Teaching thousands of K-12 students by founding and supporting dozens of classical charter schools. 

•    Promoting constitutional education online through social media and over the air on the radio.

We cannot waste any time at this critical moment for America. 

Today, your generous tax-deductible gift will help ensure that any citizen wishing to learn will have access, free of charge, to our online courses—including “Civil Rights in American History.” And it will help us promote this course to the widest audience possible.

One other thing you should know… 

We must accomplish all of its work while refusing to accept one penny of government funding—not even indirectly in the form of federal or state student loans and grants. NOT. ONE. PENNY.

That means we are entirely dependent on the support of private citizens like you who understand the importance of education to liberty. 

Please make a generous, tax-deductible gift today.  By doing so, you’ll help promote this new free online course, as well as support the College’s other outreach efforts that defend liberty through education. You can give using this secure form below:

Your Donation


Your Monthly Donation

Your Donation

This month's donation will be processed immediately.

Beginning next month, the same amount will be processed on the date selected until the subscription is modified or cancelled.

Payment Details
Your Information
    Please verify your address. To ensure accurate processing, consider the suggested changes below.
      Leave this blank
      Hillsdale College
      (517) 607-2727
      33 E. College St.
      Hillsdale, Michigan 49242

      Hillsdale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible.