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BlackPast.org BlackPast.org BLACK PAST.ORG: Remembered & Reclaimed BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. These materials include an online encyclopedia of over 4,000 entries, the complete transcript of more than 300 speeches by African Americans, other people of African ancestry, and those concerned about race, given between 1789 and 2016, over 140 full text primary documents, 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 African American museums and research centers and over 400 other website resources 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. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allows BlackPast.org to serve as the "Google" of African American history. BlackPast.org brings the resources of African American history into every classroom in the world. It also makes every computer, regardless of its location, a classroom in African American history. 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. BlackPast.org brings the resources of African American history into every classroom in the world. It also makes every computer, regardless of its location, a classroom in African American history. The Online Reference Guide to African American History A Boston Vigil for the Orlando Shooting Victims First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Oakland, California, 1858-2017 For a brief history of the church click anywhere on the image above Click anywhere on the image for more information on First AME Welcome to BlackPast.org. This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. The website is divided into three main areas: African American History (AAH), African American History in the West (AAW), and Global African History (GAH). Under each of those headings you will find a vast array of resources. Under African American History for example we invite you to view our encyclopedia entries, full text primary documents, and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present as well as other public figures who debated the question of African American liberty. There are also historical timelines, a list of major newspapers, magazines, and journals, and research guides and websites. Our Perspectives section features articles written by people who witnessed important events in African American or Global African history or by experts in a particular area of those fields who write about their work. BlackPast.org has nine bibliographies that list over 5,000 books. Click here for the bibliographies. See also our genealogy, digital archives, and multimedia pages. Our special features include BlackPast.org in the Classroom, a section expressly created for educators, African American Historical Landmarks by State, Black History Month on BlackPast.org, The Donald L. Logan Civil War Memorial Page, Major African American Officeholders Since 1641, 101 African American Firsts, The Barack Obama Page, African American Museums, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and numerous other resources. Please view our video preview to get a quick overview of the website's many features. Be sure to visit us on our Facebook Page and our Blog and follow us on Twitter. BlackPast.org is directed toward multiple audiences ranging from scholars and researchers to the general public. We invite you to explore our comprehensive resources and knowledge base. All of the information on this website is copyrighted but you are free to access it with our permission. Any information from this site that is posted or published elsewhere must be cleared by the BlackPast.org management and credited to Blackpast.org. We hope you will use the information and share it and the website with all of those who are interested in knowing more about the history of people of African ancestry around the world. If you have questions, comments or concerns about this website please contact the webmaster, Quin'Nita Cobbins. Quintard Taylor Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History | The University of Washington, Seattle American Historical Association Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Association of African American Museums Black Heritage Society of Washington Black Oral History Project, WSU Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas El Centro de la Raza Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History History Link History News Network James and Janie Washington Foundation Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Martin Luther King Institute Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Museum of History and Industry Northwest African American Museum Organization of American Historians Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project Southern Conference on African American Studies The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Warriors Project Washington State Historical Society Western History Association
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