From the Pages of BlackPast.org: Six African American Women You have Never Heard of Who Changed the West (and the World)

In this lecture, Professor Taylor will examine six little-known black women whose experiences help challenge and redefine the basic narrative of the black historical experience. He will explore how BlackPast.org changes the narrative of African American history by making available to a global audience significant people, places, and events. 

“As a researcher and writer, Quintard Taylor has played a leading role in the revitalization of the field of Western American history,” Patty Limerick, Faculty Director of the Center of the American West, said. “And, as a dynamic speaker, he delivers insight with an intensity and energy nearly unmatched among scholars.”

Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, is the author of The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era and In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990. In 2004, Taylor created BlackPast.org. BlackPast houses over 3,000 pages of information, has links to over 600 other websites, and features contributions by more than 400 scholars. It is now one of the largest reference websites for African American and Global African history. 

This event is part of a series of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan commemoration events and is co-sponsored by:

Department of German & Slavic Languages & Literature , Women & Gender Studies , College of Media, Information and Communication, Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, Center of the American West

Photo courtesy of University of Washington by Joe Mabel