Christina M. Hudson is a first-generation college student at Eastern Washington University (EWU), double majoring in English studies and Africana studies, and minoring in religious studies. She earned her associate degree at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington before transferring to EWU in 2020. She is interested in decolonizing religious studies with a focus on ancient African religious texts, with the intention of shifting the way we view the contributions of African and African Diaspora peoples to the development of world civilization throughout history. Christina has been a scholar of Western religions and occult teachings for over 13 years, and she has taught many of these philosophies to students through yoga and meditation for 6 years. She wants to bring the contributions of these ancient civilizations to the forefront of religious studies and, in doing so, be a small part of changing the landscape of academia.
Jesse James McCrary, Florida Secretary of State from 1978 to 1979, was born on September 16, 1937, in Blichton, Florida. During his high school years, McCrary attended Howard Academy, a school for African American children in Ocala where he was the quarterback on the school’s … Read MoreJesse James McCrary Jr. (1937-2007)