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BlackPast.org, Remembered and Reclaimed:
An Online Reference Center for African American History Developed by Dr. Quintard Taylor and Associates

501(c)(3) Status Achieved March 28, 2008

BlackPast.org (www.blackpast.org), founded on February 1, 2007, is broadly conceived to provide reference information on people of African ancestry in the United States and around the world. BlackPast.org is supported by a volunteer staff of twelve and nearly 500 volunteer contributors from six continents.  The website has more than 10,000 pages and is free and unrestricted.  New features are added regularly.  

BlackPast.org includes:

  • An online encyclopedia featuring nearly 3,000 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 100 articles have appeared.
  • The complete text of nearly 300 speeches by African Americans and other people of African ancestry from 1789 to 2012. 
  • Nine major timelines that show the history of people of African ancestry from five million B.C.E. to today.
  • Nine bibliographies listing more than 5,000 major books categorized by author, title, subject, and date of publication. 

BlackPast.org Website Statistics:     

Total Visits for 2007 (First year)
455,963

Total Visits for 2009
1,982,442

Total Visits for 2011
2,870,568

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BlackPast.org is an independent non-profit corporation 501(c)(3). It has no affiliation with the University of Washington. BlackPast.org is supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.