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.

Winnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

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 Eastern Cape Province in 1936, Mandela traveled throughout South Africa during her youth … Read MoreWinnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

John Kenneth Blackwell (1948- )

John Kenneth Blackwell, better known as Ken Blackwell, served as Ohio’s Secretary of State from 1999 to 2007. As a member of the Republican Party, he consistently advocated a conservative platform. Born on February 28, 1948, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Blackwell graduated from Xavier … Read MoreJohn Kenneth Blackwell (1948- )

Brown Fellowship Society (1790-1945)

Founded in 1790, the Brown Fellowship Society is the oldest all-male Funeral Society in Charleston, South Carolina. It also provides a major historical example of how racism affected the African American community itself, in that lighter skinned African Americans in the Society considered themselves superior … Read MoreBrown Fellowship Society (1790-1945)