Facebook Twitter

Donate to BlackPast Blog
  • African American History
  • African American History in the West
  • Global African History
  • Perspectives

NOTE: will not disclose, use, give or sell any of the requested information to third parties.

2 + 14 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Rock the Vote

NAAAS & Affiliates 27th Joint National Conference

Shop Amazon and help in the Classroom

What's New on


Listed below are the newest posts added to Please return to this page often as it will change almost daily. Also, please use this page as a gateway to the thousands of other pages of information on the website.

New African American History Entries:

James Forman, Jr.
Garnet Douglass Baltimore
Ferguson Riot and Ferguson Unrest
Williana “Liana” Jones Burroughs
Rosalind Brewer
Clyde Kennard
Anita DeFrantz
Matthew Cherry
Jesmyn Ward
Barbara Chase-Riboud
James F. "Prophet" Jones
James Durham
Margaret and Matilda Peters
Robert Sylvester Kelly/ “R. Kelly”
Arthur Woodley
Beale Street
Ruby Elzy
William B. Purvis
Larry Hoover
African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church
Paul Beatty
Leonard C. Bailey
Bill Daye
William Johnson, Jr.
Recy Taylor
Henry Ell Frye
Reuben V. Anderson
Tyehimba Jess
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Isola Jones
DeRay Mckesson
Orange Mound, Memphis
Hazel V. Carby
Frank (“Black Caesar”) Matthews
Ralph Wiley
Billy King Solomon
Jessie Isabelle Price
Denyce Graves
Johnnie Harrison Taylor
Harold Stevens
Roderic I. Pettigrew
Villa Lewaro
Villa Lewaro, Mansion of Madame CJ Walker
Villa Lewaro, Mansion of Madame CJ Walker

Full List of African American History Entries

New African American History Entries in the West:

Ryan Kyle Coogler
Stanley "Tookie" Williams III
Lisette Titre
Miles K. Davis
Drusilla Elizabeth Nixon
Isiaah Crawford
Morris Overstreet
John Wesley Mack
Mineo Katagiri
George Goldsby

Full List of African American History in the West Entries

New Global African History Entries:

Paul Rusesabagina
Tatiana Rusesabagina
Lily Golden
Meghan Markle
Andrea Aguyar
Naomi Osaka
Charlotte Maxeke
André Rigaud
First Ivorian Civil War
Charles Huber

Full List of Global African American History Entries

New Perspectives Article:

Fighting Jim Crow in the 19th Century South: The Untold Story

Full List of Perspectives Articles

New Special Features:

The Commanders

The STEM Page

The Black Lives Matter Movement

Racial Violence in the United States

Lynchings in The United States Since 1865

Race, Crime, and Incarceration in the United States

New African American History Primary Documents:

William Hannibal Thomas on the American Negro (1901)
George S. Schulyer, “The Negro-Art Hokum” (1926)
Zora Neale Hurston's Letter to the Orlando Sentinel, 1955
Black Panther Party Ten Point Program (1966)

Full List of African American History Primary Documents

New African American History in the West Primary Documents:

Alaska Fair Employment Practices Law
The Black Panther Party: To Feed Our Children (1969)
Full list of African American History in the West Primary Documents

New Speeches on

(1893) Frances E.W. Harper, "Woman's Political Future"

(1963) Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, "Religion and Race"

(2017) New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Address on the Removal of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

(1970) Huey P. Newton, “The Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements”

Full List of Speeches By African Americans

New Genealogy Links

Family Search: African American Online Geneaology
Reclaiming Kin: Taking Back What Was Once Lost

Full List of African American Geneaology Resources

New Research Guides & Websites


For A Full List of of Research Guides and Websites on click on the following:
AAH Research Guides and Websites
AAW Research Guides and Websites
GAH Research Guides and Websites

Special Resources:

Robert Fikes's Corner
National African American Historic Landmarks by State

Copyright 2007-2017 - v3.0 NDCHost - California | | Your donations help us to grow. | We welcome your suggestions. | Mission Statement is an independent non-profit corporation 501(c)(3). It has no affiliation with the University of Washington. is supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.