BlackPast.org is an online reference center that provides visitors with a wealth of materials and information on African American history. The site includes an online encyclopedia of important figures in African American history, Global African history, and specifically of African Americans in the west. The site also has speeches and documents of black activists and leaders from the 18th century to the present, as well as links to many other sites that deal with the topic at hand including museums and archival research centers in both Canada and the United States. The information provided in the website is free and accessible to everyone. Anyone with an interest in the history of people of African decent will benefit from the information that appears on this site.