NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley and D.C.-based education technology firm EverFi Inc. are teaming up to change the way high school students learn about African-American history.

The pair is working together on a free digital course — EverFi’s “306: African-American History” — to engage students in the Mississippi Delta region, the company announced Tuesday. That area, from Mississippi to Alabama, includes Barkley’s hometown of Leeds, Alabama.