Luther Adams is an assistant professor at the University of Washington – Tacoma, in Tacoma, Washington. He earned a B.A. in History at the University of Louisville and a Ph.D. in History is from the University of Pennsylvania. He has written numerous articles on African American history including, “Headed to Louisville: Rethinking Rural to Urban Migration in the South, 1930 – 1950” in The Journal of Social History, Volume 40, Number 2, Winter, 2006. He specializes in African American urban history and Southern history. He is completing a study on African American migration in Louisville, Kentucky.
Born on December 28, 1926 to Reverend Wade Hampton McKinney and Ruth Berry McKinney in Flint, Michigan, Samuel Berry McKinney would become a Baptist minister, author, and civil rights advocate in Seattle, Washington. He served as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, one of the … Read MoreSamuel Berry McKinney (1926-2018)