Student Historian

Michael Aguirre is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW). His research focuses on political economy, labor, race, gender, and migration on the US-Mexico borderlands in the later twentieth century. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in history (highest distinction) and ethnic studies (magna cum laude) at the University of California, San Diego, later earning a Master of Arts in history at the UW. Michael has participated in the Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program, the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, and is a fellow in the Certificate in Public Scholarship at the UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities.  He has taught classes at the UW on histories of the US and Mexico and is dedicated to examining social, cultural, and institutional borders at the contiguous boundary and beyond.

Mary Lucille Perkins Bankhead (1902–1994)

Mary Lucille Perkins Bankhead, lifelong resident of Salt Lake City and member of the Genesis Group leadership, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 9, 1902. Her father, Sylvester Perkins, was a cowboy and farmer.  Her mother, Martha Anne Jane Stevens Perkins Howell, … Read MoreMary Lucille Perkins Bankhead (1902–1994)

Warner McCrary (c.1810–n.d.)

“Image Ownrship: Pubic Domain” Warner McCary, slave, musician, performer, self-identified prophet, and physician, was born in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1810. His mother, Franky, was a slave, and his father, James McCary, was a slave owner and cabinetmaker who migrated to Natchez from Pennsylvania. Throughout his … Read MoreWarner McCrary (c.1810–n.d.)

María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró (1965- )

María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró, Olympic champion weightlifter and politician, was born in Calendaria, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on March 25, 1965. Her mother, Nelly, was a homemaker and her father, Pedro Juan, was an industrial mechanic. Sources differ, but Urrutia had at least … Read MoreMaría Isabel Urrutia Ocoró (1965- )