A. Absher

Academic Historian

Dr. A. Absher earned her PhD at the University of Washington.  Currently, she is teaching history and composition as a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  The University of Michigan press plans to publish her first book, which examines race in Chicago as seen through the eyes of African American musicians in the city, in the spring of 2013.


Eileen Jackson Southern (1920-2002)

Eileen Southern was among the first generation of musicologists focused on studying, preserving, and teaching the history and traditions of African American music. She was also the first female African American faculty member at Harvard University. Born Eileen Jackson in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1920, her … Read MoreEileen Jackson Southern (1920-2002)

Robert Johnson Omohundro (1921-2000)

Image Courtesy of Sargeant Memorial Chronicles (Winter 2008), Sargeant Memorial Room, Pretlow Library, Norfolk, VA Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1921, physicist Robert Johnson Omohundro was one of a select few black scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project and thus contribute to … Read MoreRobert Johnson Omohundro (1921-2000)