The podcast Revision Path has been selected to become part of the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. It’s the first podcast that has been acquired for the museum’s permanent collection. Launched in 2013 by Maurice Cherry, an entrepreneur and web designer, the podcast showcases some of the best black designers from all over the world.
“I never would have imagined this to happen,” Cherry said in a statement. “This is truly not just a big accomplishment, but it’s also proof that black designers and developers are out here and worthy of celebration.”
Since its launch there have been more than 300 episodes of Revision Path with more than 225,000 downloads. Guests have included graphic designers, web designers, software developers, creative and art directors, illustrators and animators.
Revision Path publishes new episodes each Monday. The show is part of the Glitch Media Network.
The museum also announced this week that it was acquiring a significant portion of the archive of Ebony and Jet magazines. The archive, purchased at a bankruptcy auction for $30 million, includes more than four million prints, negatives, and media that explored, celebrated and documented African American life from the 1940s and into the 21st century.