Marta Cieslak

Independent Historian

Marta Cieslak received her Ph.D. in American Studies at the Department of Transnational Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also holds Master’s Degrees in Polish Literature and Language and in American Studies from the University of Warsaw. Her research interests evolve around the questions of migration, nation building, and national identities. In her academic work, she focuses on transnational connections between the United States and Poland. She has also taught courses in both American and Polish Studies at the University at Buffalo.    

John Abraham Godson (1970– )

John Abraham Godson in the Polish Parliament "Image Ownership: Public Domain" John Abraham Godson, a conservative politician, university lecturer, businessman, and former Pentecostal preacher, is the first person of African descent elected to public office in Poland. He was born on November 25, 1970, in … Read MoreJohn Abraham Godson (1970– )

Abner Hunt Francis (1812?–1872)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Abner Hunt Francis was an abolitionist and activist whose life and work spanned both U.S. coasts and Canada. He was born on a farm near Flemington, New Jersey. His father, Jacob, was a Revolutionary War veteran. His mother, Mary, was enslaved … Read MoreAbner Hunt Francis (1812?–1872)