UW Black History Web Site Surpasses 1 Million Visits

UW Black History Web Site Surpasses 1 Million Visits

A Web site based at the University of Washington-Seattle featuring African-American history, has just passed the million mark in visits.

Blackpast.org has 1,500 pages including valuable historical resources, more than 100 speeches by African-American activists and many other valuable resources.

Since staff began monitoring its traffic at the start of 2006, the site and its predecessor, where information was originally stored, have attracted more than one million visits.

That number is even more astounding when compared to an average gauge of success for a historical publication in print format: 10,000 copies is considered a best seller.

“The fact that we’ve had one million visits means that this Web site has enormous appeal,” said the Web site’s director Dr. Quintard Taylor Jr., UW professor of history.

Blackpast.org offers biographies of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures and events in African-American history, archival primary documents and major speeches of Black activists and leaders from the 18th century to the present. Additionally, the site provides links to hundreds of Web sites that address the history of African-Americans.

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