Sarah Bartlett

Independent Historian

Sarah Bartlett earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington. She has worked in schools and libraries in China and Seattle, and continues to work as an educator in the Pacific Northwest.

Grace Bumbry (1937- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Grace Bumbry is considered one of the foremost mezzo-sopranos of the opera world. She and several of her African American contemporaries, including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett, and Reri Grist, are credited with following Marian Anderson, a pioneer in paving … Read MoreGrace Bumbry (1937- )

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

Elizabeth Catlett and Husband Francisco Mora, ca. 1950 Image Ownership: Public Domain Elizabeth Catlett Mora was a prominent black political expressionist sculptor and printmaker in the 1960s and 1970s. Catlett was born to John and Mary Catlett who were public school teachers in Washington, D.C.  … Read MoreElizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

Winnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

  Nelson and Winnie Mandela at Their Wedding, 1957 Image Ownership: Public Domain Winnie Mandela was the former wife of South African President Nelson Mandela and former leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League. Born in the village of Mbongweni in South Africa’s … Read MoreWinnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

Brown Fellowship Society (1790–1945)

Brown Fellowship Society Cemetary “North by South: Charleston to Harlem, The Great Migrations” by the 1997-1998 National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar at Kenyon College Founded in 1790, the Brown Fellowship Society is the oldest all-male Funeral Society in Charleston, South Carolina. It also provides … Read MoreBrown Fellowship Society (1790–1945)