Felix Brenton

Independent Historian

Felix Brenton is an undergraduate student of American Studies at the University of Sussex, England, with a particular interest in American society in the Twentieth century.  He is currently attending the University of Washington, Seattle as an undergraduate exchange student for one year, further developing his interest in American history, culture and society. On completion of his degree in 2010 he is considering going into teaching.

Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991)

Image Ownership: Public Domain William Arthur Lewis was a public intellectual in the field of development economics, who in 1971 became the first African American to receive a Nobel Prize in category other than peace.  Lewis was honored for his work in economics.  Lewis was … Read MoreSir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991)

American Colonization Society (1816-1964)

The American Colonization Society (ACS), also known as the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color in the United States, emerged in 1816 as a national organization dedicated to promoting the manumission of the enslaved and the settlement of free blacks in West … Read MoreAmerican Colonization Society (1816-1964)