Albert Broussard

Academic Historian

Albert S. Broussard is professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 1985. Broussard has published five books, Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954, African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963, em>American History: The Early Years to 1877, and The American Republic Since 1877, and The American Vision (co-authored with James McPherson, Alan Brinkley, Joyce Appleby, and Donald Ritchie). He is past president of the Oral History Association and a former chair of the nominating committee of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Broussard is currently writing a history of African Americans in the Far West from 1945 to the present.

George Albert Flippin (1868–1929)

George Albert Flippin and the University of Nebraska Football Team, 1895 (Nebraska State Historical Society) George Albert Flippin, born in Point Isable, Ohio, in 1868, was a prominent athlete and physician in Nebraska, who broke racial barriers in collegiate football and medicine for African Americans. … Read MoreGeorge Albert Flippin (1868–1929)

Robert Browning Flippin (1903–1963)

Robert Browning Flippin was an important community leader and racial activist in San Francisco beginning in the 1930s through the 1950s. He was also the first African American parole officer at the California State Prison at San Quentin. The son of the black physician George … Read MoreRobert Browning Flippin (1903–1963)

Blanche McSmith (1920-2006)

The black presence in Alaska has been severely under recorded.  This is particularly the case for the role of African American women.  One of the most remarkable black leaders was Blanche Louise Preston McSmith, a native of Marshall, Texas, who, like the majority of African … Read MoreBlanche McSmith (1920-2006)

Percy H. Steele Jr. (1920–2002)

Image Ownership: Public Domain   Born in 1920 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Percy Steele was one of eight children. Steele graduated from North Carolina Central College in Durham, North Carolina, after which he attended Atlanta University, where he completed a Master’s degree. From 1945 to 1946, … Read MorePercy H. Steele Jr. (1920–2002)

McCants Stewarts (1877-1919)

Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on July 11, 1877, McCants Stewart, the eldest son of the southern black leader, T. McCants Stewart, was molded from childhood by his father for leadership in both his family and in the African American community. McCants spent his formative … Read MoreMcCants Stewarts (1877-1919)