Minnie A. Collins is poet and author of The Purple Wash (2012), Palm Power: Hearts in Harmony (2018), Commemoration Plaques at Seattle’s Historical Liberty Bank Building Apartments (2019), screenplay Troubled Waters for The Mahogany Project and We Out Here (2020), and essay “Sojourner Truth Prevails” (2021) in the National African American Clergy Women’s collection, and contributor/editor to 2022 anthology Black Writers UnMasked. Additional writings are in Raven Chronicles, Emerald Reflections, Fly to the Assemblies! Seattle and the Rise of the Resistance, Voices That Matter, Threads, WA Humanities Crosscurrents, Blackpast.org. Avocet-Nature Journal, and Southeast Emerald. Her 2021 and 2022 venues included Jacob Lawrence exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, The Green Book at the Tacoma WA Historical Museum, Highline Heritage Museum, NPR, Seattle Public Library’s Bell Hooks’ YouTube and monthly Writers Read. Intersections of diversity, inclusion, equity, and preserving nature are her passions.
Richard A. Collins was an Engineering Executive and Chief Design Engineer at the Boeing Company for 40 years. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 1939, Collins is the son of Marcellus Sterling and Anita Collins. Collins graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, … Read MoreRichard A. Collins (1939- )