Dr. Quintard Taylor Jr. is a professor of American history at the University of Washington in Seattle and the creator of BlackPast.org, “an online reference center [that] makes available a wealth of materials on African-American history.” He was interviewed this morning on Weekday, a KUOW-FM radio program hosted by Steve Scher, and I found myself not only drawn to Taylor’s discussion of his Web project, but later provoked to look up the site and see what it has accomplished thus far.
You too can listen to Scher’s interview with Taylor here. (The show begins after a bit of National Public Radio news.) And Black Past--with its sections on African-American History, African-American History in the West, and Global African History--is simply a click away here. I look forward to seeing more of what Taylor and his staff of volunteers can produce in the future.