Robert Bauman is Professor of History at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is an award-winning scholar and author of a number of articles and book chapters and two books, Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East LA (2008) and Fighting to Preserve a Nation’s Soul: America’s Ecumenical War on Poverty (2019). He also is co-editor, with Robert Franklin, and co-author of Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland to 1943 (2018) and Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance: Voices from the Hanford Region (2021). Professor Bauman was awarded the WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Excellence Award in 2022. His article, “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943-1950” won the Charles Gates Award from the Pacific Northwest Quarterly in 2005.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center opened in 1971 as a result of lobbying efforts by civil rights and antipoverty activists to bring a high quality medical facility to the primarily black residents in South Central Los Angeles. Ted Watkins, the founder of the … Read MoreMartin Luther King Jr. Medical Center/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (1971- )