Independent Historian

Naomii Brack is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at City of Chicago Colleges – Richard J. Daley Campus in Chicago, Illinois.  Her Ph.D. in Human Services with a Specialization in Criminal Justice is from Capella University, while her master’s degree in Administration of Criminal Justice is from Chicago State University, and her undergraduate degree of the same discipline is from Governors’ State University.  Her past endeavors include working as a corporate paralegal/legal assistant for over twenty-three years. She has authored a dissertation regarding vulnerable citizens and the justice system entitled “Dangerous Residents: Residency Placement of Violent Felons and Sex Offenders in Long-Term Nursing Facilities,” a Qualitative Analysis and a Thesis entitled “Hegemony within the Criminal Justice System,” a Qualitative Analysis.  She is the historian, coordinator, and event planner of Black History at her church. The native of the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, specializes in the victimization of vulnerable citizens in Black communities, past and present.

Billy Taylor (William Edward Taylor, Jr.) (1921-2010)

Billy Taylor was an African American jazz pianist, composer, recording artist, educator, and broadcaster. Born in Greenville, North Carolina on July 24, 1921, Taylor was one of two children of William, Sr., a dentist and Antoinette, a schoolteacher. When Taylor was young his family moved … Read MoreBilly Taylor (William Edward Taylor, Jr.) (1921-2010)

Honorae Alfred Glascor (1914-2011)

Honorae Alfred (Ray) Glascor, was one of Franklin County, Ohio’s first African American judges. Glascor was born January 15, 1914 in Augusta, Georgia. Glascor’s parents, Sebron and Fannie Glascor, were sharecroppers. In 1921 the Glascor family relocated to Columbus, Ohio. Glascor had five siblings:  Lula, … Read MoreHonorae Alfred Glascor (1914-2011)

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr. (1931-2017)

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr. was the first African American elected to the South Carolina General Assembly, the first African American Circuit Court Judge in South Carolina, and the first chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Finney was born in Smithfield, Virginia in 1931, the son of Ernest A., Sr. … Read MoreErnest Adolphus Finney, Jr. (1931-2017)