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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Changes!

Change is at the heart of growth and expansion, personal as well as organizational and cultural. And BlackPast.org is experiencing both growth and change! As readers know, the BlackPast.org website is the repository of an amazing amount of material for both in-depth research as well quick-look information gathering. Now, the organization and website itself have grown so much that several changes are underway to support this expansion and ensure that readers and researchers have easy access to all the data. The founding director of BlackPast.org, Dr. Quintard Taylor is retiring from his post, so there will be many more changes ahead.

In order for this tremendous growth to be supported, the website will undergo a major makeover. This will allow for easier maintenance, better access, and ease of finding information. The website will also have a new look and a new logo (the new logo is already on our Facebook page: check it out!). These changes will be rolled out incrementally. To learn about all the details, please view the video of Quintard Taylor speaking about the origin and growth of the website and Hillel Cooperman, of Jackson Fish Market, talking about the technical side of the changes https://vimeo.com/156636490

When the new BlackPast.org website is unveiled, the banner at the top of the page will contain our new mission statement:

As an organization, BlackPast exists to weave the truths of the black American experience into every American's identity, so that we may make our union more perfect and our society more just.

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