Joseph Bernardo

Independent Historian

Joseph Bernardo received a Ph.D. in History at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2014, focusing on Asian American history, race in the American west, and Philippine history.  He earned a BA in Global & International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001 and an MA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University in 2003.  After graduating from San Francisco State, he worked for four years at the Office of Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti.

Calvin Augustine Hoffman Waller (1937-1996)

Calvin Augustine Hoffman Waller was a United States Army officer who rose to prominence as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief for military operations with United States Central Command (Forward), during the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991).  He became at that time one of the highest-ranking African American officers in the U.S. military. … Read MoreCalvin Augustine Hoffman Waller (1937-1996)

Riley Leroy Pitts (1937–1967)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Riley Leroy Pitts was a United States Army Captain and the first African American officer to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.  President Lyndon B. Johnson presented the medal posthumously in 1968 for his exceptional heroism during the Vietnam War. Pitts … Read MoreRiley Leroy Pitts (1937–1967)

Marcia Fudge (1952 – )

Democrat Marcia Fudge is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 11th Congressional District of Ohio since November 2008. She was the first female African American mayor of Warrensville Heights, a predominantly middle-class black suburban city outside of Cleveland.  She served as … Read MoreMarcia Fudge (1952 – )

Eric Pettigrew (1960 – )

Eric Pettigrew is the current Washington State Representative for the 37th Legislative District representing Southeast Seattle, Washington and its suburbs.  Representative Pettigrew grew up in South Central Los Angeles.  After graduating from Nogales High School in the City of Industry, California, he enrolled in Oregon … Read MoreEric Pettigrew (1960 – )