Under the leadership of University of Washington Professor Quintard Taylor, BlackPast.org has become the go-to Black life and history site for scholars, students, and educators.
BlackPast.org is dedicated to providing the inquisitive public with comprehensive, reliable, and accurate information concerning the history of African Americans in the United States and people of African ancestry in other regions of the world. It is the aim of the founders and sponsors to foster understanding through knowledge in order to generate constructive change in our society.
With over 10,000 pages of information, BlackPast.org is the single largest free and unrestricted resource on African American and African history on the Internet today.
An online encyclopedia featuring nearly 7,000 entries which describe people, places and events in African American and global African history.
Perspectives online magazine which features commentary on important but little known events in African American history often written by individuals who participated in or witnessed them. To date more than 160 articles have appeared.
The complete text of nearly 320 speeches by African Americans and other people of African ancestry from 1789 to 2012.
More than 140 full text primary documents—court decisions, laws, organizational statements, treaties, government reports, and executive orders.
Four major timelines that show the history of people of African ancestry from five million B.C.E. to today.
Eight bibliographies listing more than 5,000 major books categorized by author, title, subject, and date of publication.
Six gateway pages with links to digital archive collections, African and African American museums and research centers, genealogical research websites, and more than 200 other website resources on African American and global African history.
- Black Inventors and Inventions
- 101 African American Firsts
- Major Black Officeholders since 1641
- The Barack Obama Page
- Black Admirals and Generals in the US Military
- Links to major newspapers, magazines, and journals of African America, Africa, and the West Indies
Blackpast.org continuously adds historical materials, including videos, newspapers and primary documents. For comprehensive and factual information on Black history in America, please visit www.blackpast.org.