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Pro Bono Spotlight: BlackPast.org

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We are honored to serve as legal counsel for BlackPast.org, an online reference center that makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location. With  more than 7,000 posts and 900 contributors worldwide, BlackPast is dedicated to providing the inquisitive public with comprehensive, reliable, and accurate information on the history of African Americans in the United States and people of African ancestry in other regions of the world.

Since our partnership in late 2020, the Miller Nash team—led by Tina Scott, Bob Cumbow, David Brandon, and Jeffrey Beaver—has secured copyright assignments for almost half of the contributions on the site, a license agreement with Nickelodeon, and two sponsorships, including a webpage sponsorship from the Seattle Mariners. We look forward to continuing our partnership and supporting this outstanding and important organization.

The organization is headquartered in Seattle and was founded by University of Washington Professor Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr. To learn more, visit BlackPast.org.