Meg Anderson

Independent Historian

Meg Anderson is a teacher from Bellevue, Washington. She has a Master in Teaching with an emphasis on Spanish from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her undergraduate degree is in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, also from UW.

Phyllis Wheatley Women’s Clubs (1895- )

n Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Girls Reserve, Seattle, ca. 1940 Black Heritage Society of Washington (Seattle) The Phyllis Wheatley Women’s Clubs were named after Phyllis Wheatley, an enslaved poet who lived from 1753 to 1784. The first Phyllis Wheatley Women’s Club was established in 1895 in … Read MorePhyllis Wheatley Women’s Clubs (1895- )

Chris H. Bennett (1943- )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Seattle newspaper publisher Chris H. Bennett was born in Waynesboro, Georgia in 1943. He spent four years in the Air Force before attending Everett Community College in Everett, Washington, where he played football. Bennett then worked for the African American … Read MoreChris H. Bennett (1943- )

National Medical Association (1895- )

Dr. Montague Cobb, President of the National Medical Association, 1960 Image Courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University The National Medical Association (NMA) was founded in 1895 by African American physicians as an alternative to the white-only American Medical Association. It was created by twelve … Read MoreNational Medical Association (1895- )

Progressive National Baptist Convention (1961- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) was founded in 1961, following several years of internal disagreements over the governing structure and civil rights stance of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. (NBCUSA). In 1957 several Baptist pastors were expelled from … Read MoreProgressive National Baptist Convention (1961- )

National Baptist Convention (1895–)

National Baptist Convention, Detroit, 1927 Image Ownership: Public Domain The National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated (NBCUSA) is made up of approximately 7.5 million African American Baptists, making it the largest African-American organization in the country. It was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1895 when the … Read MoreNational Baptist Convention (1895–)

Knights of St. Peter Claver (1909- )

The Knights of Peter Claver organization was founded in 1909 in Mobile, Alabama. It is the largest African American Catholic lay organization in the United States. The organization was founded by the Josephites, a Catholic order whose mission was to serve Catholic African Americans. Josephite … Read MoreKnights of St. Peter Claver (1909- )