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.

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

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 attended racially segregated … Read MoreA. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (1928-1998)

Congressional Black Caucus (1971- )

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 way the nine black members of the House … Read MoreCongressional Black Caucus (1971- )