Benjamin Baker

Independent Historian ( Website )

Benjamin Baker.jpg Benjamin Baker has degrees in theology, education and history. He has authored or edited five books and over 100 articles, and was a college professor from 2002-2006. In 2010 he created blacksdahistory.org. From 2011-2015 Baker was the Assistant Archivist at the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in April 2015 was appointed Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists.

Alyne Dumas Lee (1903-1970)

Image Ownership: Public domain Lyric soprano soloist Alyne Dumas Lee was born on March 22, 1903, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Joseph and Clora Dumas. She spent her childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois developing her musical abilities at an early age. At 8, Lee was her local church’s organist, and by … Read MoreAlyne Dumas Lee (1903-1970)

Bessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009)

Bessie Virginia Blount, pioneer physical therapist, inventor, and scientist, was born in Hickory (today Chesapeake), Virginia, on November 24, 1914. In the sixth grade, she had to discontinue her elementary education, although she would later earn a GED after her family moved to New Jersey. She studied nursing at the Community … Read MoreBessie Blount Griffin (1914-2009)

Charles Decatur Brooks (1930–2016)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Charles Decatur (C.D.) Brooks, field secretary for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on July 24, 1930, the tenth child of Marvin and Mattie Brooks. Brooks was raised on a 40-acre farm outside of Greensboro where … Read MoreCharles Decatur Brooks (1930–2016)