Educator, Activist, Entrepreneur

Chakita provides tools & training for Black history, antiracism,  and diversity initiatives of any size

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Chakita Sharnise Patterson

 Activist, Storyteller, Entrepreneur

Chakita Sharnise Patterson is a Memphis, Tennessee born activist, storyteller, and entrepreneur. Her activism and work are grounded in Black history and antiracism. She leads a community that engages hundreds of adults and youth through meaningful conversations, critical thinking, and meaningful actions from all over the world.

She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor degree in psychology. She obtained her Master in Social Work degree from Radford University. She currently lives in Nashville, TN where she runs United Street Tours, a Black-owned, women-led tour company that redefines and reclaims the Black experience in America.

Step 1: Connect With The Community

Adult Learners

Learning To Rise Together is an online learning space for adults that’s self-paced and donation-based. Join now to access our monthly content and live lectures covering topics from Black history, antiracism, and more.

Youth Learners

The Classroom is an online learning platform for K-12 youth. Join now to access our monthly syllabi, reading lists, and live lectures from experts covering topics from Black history, diversity, entrepreneurship and more. Download A Sample Lesson.

100% Risk FREE Guarantee

We wholeheartedly believe that our adult and youth programs can radically transform you. But we want you to feel confident in trying it out for yourself!

That’s why we have a 100% Risk FREE Guarantee. If for whatever reason you find that our community is not a right fit for you, we will issue a 100% refund within 30 days.

Step 2: Learn About The Black Experience


United Street Tours: Black History Tours of Nashville, disrupts false, inaccurate, and incomplete historical narratives about African Americans through high quality experiential learning experiences, walking tours, virtual tours, and opportunities.


The 7 Day Antiracism Challenge is designed to help you create intentional time and space to build an action-based antiracism lens. Each challenge takes about 20 – 30 minutes a day and lasts for 7 days. Join the challenge to develop effective social justice habits as it relates to race, power, and privilege.

Step 3: Grow Your Antiracist Lens

Course 1

The Antiracism & Civil Rights In American Life online course is a unique diversity and inclusion training program that bridges Black history with antiracism education. This course gives you an opportunity to engage with video-based learning that’s divided into 6+ core modules with down-to-earth, practical instruction. Register for this course to examine and learn from the lived experiences of African Americans of the past and present.

Course 2

Secrets To Responding To Racism is an online course designed to help you find your voice by learning specific phrases to use to respond to racism. This course is one module and is a subset of the full course, Antiracism & Civil Rights In American LifeRegister now to gain a better understanding of what’s offered in the full course, Antiracism & Civil Rights In American Life.

Step 4: Hire Chakita

Consulting & Customized Services

Chakita is available for select projects to provide innovative insight and guidance. Consulting involves answering specific questions that leads to a greater understanding as well “picking her brain” about specific issues. Customized services include experiential learning projects, custom tours, tasks, and more. For inquiry, please complete the form to contact Chakita’s booking agent.

Training & Speaking Engagements

Chakita is available for select training and speaking engagements. We do not consider speaking engagements as a “marketing opportunity” as each engagement involves teaching and training around topics that’s critical to the work. Paid speaking engagements will receive first priority. For inquiry, please complete the form to contact Chakita’s booking agent.

Additional Products & Services

Antiracism Planner

The Antiracism Success Planner is an essential tool for intentionally planning your antiracism goals. Purchase this planner to help avoid overwhelm and to stop the feeling like you are not doing enough by setting goals, tracking your progress, and getting organized. Get it now.

FREE Antiracism 101 Webinar

The purpose of the Antiracism 101 Webinar is to help you build a foundation for racial justice activism. It is meant to guide you through the process of getting started if you are a beginner and serve as a refresher if you are experienced. We’ll go over a glossary of words, a framework for processing and organizing information to avoid burnout, and ways to identify white centering. Get it now.

Antiracism Social Media Audit

A lot of information today is consumed on social media; therefore, this is an essential place to diversify the information you are receiving. The Antiracism Social Media Audit is a tool to help you process your social media of choice to see how it aligns with your antiracism goals. Explore what’s working, what’s not working, and what can be improved upon across your social media channels. Get it now.

The Ida B. Wells Resource Center

The Ida B. Wells Resource Center aka The Resource Center is a FREE educational blog designed to amplify and celebrate marginalized voices. It is made up of blogs and resources that have been curated by Chakita Sharnise to highlight work from experts who are reshaping and reclaiming history and culture.

Antiracism Starter Kit

By L. Glenise Pike. Are you new to antiracism? Have you been around this work for a while now, but are finally ready to take your personal work more seriously? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the severity of racism and confused by where to start? Well then, I wrote this little guide for you, my friend. Read More.

Guide To Allyship

By Amélie Lamont. In light of recent events and tragedies, I’ve been hearing the word “ally” a lot. Many people want to be an “ally”, and even more people are unable to fulfill the duties allyship requires. Think of this guide as one of many starting points in your journey to become a better ally. Read More.

Being Antiracist

By NMAAHC. No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. Read More.

Support Chakita's work tangibly

A percentage of all donations will go to resources needed for The Classroom to support their mission of getting more schools to teach inclusively which includes incorporating Black history in the state standards, curriculum, and lesson plans for students.

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