Locally founded BlackPast.org chronicles Black history

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Started 16 years ago by a UW professor of Black history to address the void in teaching material he’d encountered in his long career, BlackPast.org now has nearly 10,000 entries.

Driving the news: The online resource created by University of Washington professor emeritus Quintard Taylor Jr. is viewed by more than 6 million people annually.

Why it matters: There has been an explosion in the gathering and telling of Black history in recent years, but Taylor wanted to make sure that information was easily accessible to people outside of academia, he told Axios Seattle.

What’s next: The website relies on entries from thousands of volunteers, said Taylor, but still needs more and people are invited to contribute.

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