Academic Historian

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,  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.

Cynthia Shepard Perry (1928- )

Cynthia Shepard Perry, a Republican and 25 year career diplomat, has served three Republican presidents. President Ronald Reagan appointed her as Chief of Education and Human Resources of the U.S. Agency for International Development where she served from 1982 to 1986, and named her Ambassador … Read MoreCynthia Shepard Perry (1928- )