Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.: New Feature on BlackPast.org

Introducing the Interactive Map Feature: BlackPast and the World

Today we announce the latest BlackPast.org project, the BlackPast and the World Map.  This map shows the African Diaspora connections to over 200 nations around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Take your cursor and hover it over any country and you will see all the entries on BP related to that nation.   
The BlackPast and the World Map also has breakout maps of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, the nations that send the largest number of visitors to the website. Hover over each of these nations on the world map and you will be taken to separate, larger maps for each country.  For the United States, for example, you can see BP entries related to each state and the District of Columbia.  New York alone has links to nearly 1,000 entries.
We believe these maps and the numerous connections they reflect show the worldwide impact of African American history and what we call Global Africa.  These maps challenge two long prevalent but erroneous ideas that black history began with slavery and that it is limited to the African continent and the United States.  The world map’s motto says it all: “No matter where in the world you go, you are never far from Global African history.”
Let us know what you think.  Email us at blackpast@blackpast.org.

Dr. Quintard Taylor, Executive Director

BlackPast and the World Map

Our Contact Information
4616 25th Ave NE
Box 222

Seattle, WA 98105

No comments: