Brian Gene Hoffman

Independent Historian
Brian Gene Hoffman is a senior Anthropology major at the University of Washington. After graduation he plans on going to graduate school in preparation for becoming a teacher.

Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (1928-1998)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., who eventually served on the United States Court of Appeals, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1928.  His mother, Emma Lee Higginbotham, was a maid and his father, Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Sr., was a factory worker.  Higginbotham … Read MoreJudge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (1928-1998)

Congressional Black Caucus (1971– )

Congressional Black Caucus, 2007 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was established in 1971, although its roots go back to the Democratic Select Committee (DSC).  The DSC was started in 1969 by Representative Charles Diggs of Michigan, who was looking for a … Read MoreCongressional Black Caucus (1971– )

Constance Baker Motley (1921-2005)

James Meredith and Constance Baker Motley, 1962 Image Ownership: Public Domain Constance Baker Motley was born on September 14, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut.  She was the ninth child in a family of 12 children.  Her parents were emigrants from the island of Nevis in … Read MoreConstance Baker Motley (1921-2005)

Bob Marley (1945-1981)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945 on his grandfather’s farm in the rural interior of the island of Jamaica.  His mother was an eighteen year old Black Jamaican named Cedella Malcolm.  His father was Capitan Norval Sinclair … Read MoreBob Marley (1945-1981)