We talk with co-founder Ken Granderson about BlackFacts.com. Which is the longest-running data-driven repository of Black history on the internet. BlackFacts.com was created in 1997 by Ken Granderson and Dale Dowdie, two black technologists, who saw there wasn’t a place to get facts about African-Americans online, so they built a place for Black communities to be in control of their narratives. A labor of love for over 25 years, Ken and Dale nurtured this site with no outside investment – no big team, no big venture capital dollars.
In 2018, when they realized that no one else had built anything like it, Ken and Dale reengineered Blackfacts.com and upgraded its content including the addition of over 400 Black History videos.