Rick Bennett

Independent Historian

Rick Bennett is an independent historian.  He teaches math and statistics at Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College, and also freelances as a research biostatistician in the fields of Dermatology and Traumatic Brian Injuries, as well as network television/cable T.V. industries. He holds a Master of Statistics Degree from the University of Utah.

Peter “Black Pete” Kerr (ca. 1810-ca. 1840)

Peter Kerr was a freed slave, originally owned by iron worker John Kerr of Fallowfield, Pennsylvania.  By the late 1820s Peter Kerr, after gaining his freedom, moved west.  He is believed to be the earliest known black person to have joined the Church of Jesus … Read MorePeter “Black Pete” Kerr (ca. 1810-ca. 1840)