Lucy Burnett

Independent Historian

Lucy Burnett graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, with a degree in History.  Her focus has been on Seattle Labor History during the 1930’s and 1940’s, leading her to pursue independent research on the Pacific Northwest Labor College and the Seattle chapter of the Civil Rights Congress.  In 2008 she studied abroad in Bosnia-Herzegovina in a program exploring post-conflict societies, and is planning further study in the region.

Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924- 1973)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Amílcar Cabral, also known as Abel Djassi, was a leader in the struggle for independence in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.  Cabral was a writer, agronomic engineer, and Marxist nationalist. He was born on September 12, 1924 in Bafata, Portuguese Guinea. His … Read MoreAmílcar Lopes Cabral (1924- 1973)

Ralph Gardner-Chavis (1922- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Ralph Alexander Gardner, hard plastics pioneer and one of the scientists and technicians who worked on the Manhattan Project which developed the atomic bomb, was born December 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Vivian and Clarence Gardner.  Gardner developed an … Read MoreRalph Gardner-Chavis (1922- )

Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1965

The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) was founded by Malcolm X, John Henrik Clarke, and other black nationalist leaders on June 24, 1964 in Harlem, New York. Formed shortly after his break with the Nation of Islam, the OAAU was a secular institution that sought … Read MoreOrganization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1965

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876–1932)

Sol Plaatje, first Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC) was born October 9th 1876.  In addition to his political involvements, Plaatje was an interpreter, linguist, journalist and the first black South African novelist. Plaatje was raised in the Pniel mission station of the Lutheran … Read MoreSolomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876–1932)

James M. Nabrit Jr. (1900-1997)

NAACP Attorneys George E. C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall and James Nabrit, Jr. Outside the U.S. Supreme Court After the Brown Decision is Announced.  Image Courtesy of ©Bettmann-Corbis James Madison Nabrit, Jr., was a renowned civil rights lawyer, Howard University president, and United Nations deputy ambassador.  … Read MoreJames M. Nabrit Jr. (1900-1997)