Site Offers Yearlong African-American History Program

Not enough people are familiar with the terms "Exoduster" and "Buffalo Soldier," according to the founders of, a Web site that focuses on a yearlong African-American history education program. To rectify that, is striving to deliver 4,000 voice-narrated presentations about African-American history online by the end of 2002.

Currently, the site has 145 presentations, starting with subjects such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, the underground railroad, Mary McLeod Bethune and Medgar Evers. The site also features content about Richard Allen, Alice Walker and Walter White; African-American astronauts; the famous Exodusters; numerous civil rights organizations; the Harlem Renaissance era; colonial gold, salt and slave trades; and individual overviews of African countries.

Most of the presentations are under five minutes in duration and can be accessed at a subscription rate of $4.95 per month or $50 per year. The site requires a Flash media player, which can be downloaded for free over the Internet, to view the presentations, as well as a sound card and speakers., Denver, CO, (303) 868-3609,

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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