BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes availablea wealth of materials on African American history in one centrallocation on the Internet. These materials include an onlineencyclopedia of over 4,000 entries, the complete transcript of more than 300speeches by African Americans, other people of African ancestry, and those concerned about race, given between 1789 and 2016, over 140 full text primarydocuments, bibliographies, timelines and 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. Additionally, 100 major AfricanAmerican museums and research centers and over 400 other websiteresources on black history are also linked to the website, as are nine bibliographies listing more than 5,000 major books categorized by author, title, subject, and date of publication. It also features a Perspectives Online Magazine which features commentary of important but little known events in black history often written by the individuals who participated in or witnessed them. To date more than 100 articles have appeared. Thecompilation and concentration of these diverse resources allows BlackPast.orgto serve as the Google of African American history.
BlackPast.org is dedicated to providing the inquisitive publicwith 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.