Weston W. Cooper

Student Historian

Weston Wang Cooper is currently enrolled in the Masters in Teaching program at the University of Washington, where he is training to become a History and Social Studies teacher in diverse classrooms.  Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, his multicultural background lead to a lifelong passion in researching and discussing ethnicities, identities, and minority history.

These interests lead Weston to pursue degrees in International Studies (China Studies) and Anthropology (Cultural Anthropology) at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2012. He then worked in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley until 2015 when he decided to re-enter the academic field and pursue a teaching certificate. Weston Wang Cooper is a native speaker of English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

The Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–1975)

The Symbionese Liberation Army Self-Portrait, 1973 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Coming from the biological term symbiosis, meaning the interdependence of different species, the Symbionese Liberation Army was a radical leftist revolutionary organization that sought to unify all left-wing struggles under one banner. The Berkeley, California-formed … Read MoreThe Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–1975)

Marcus A. Foster (1923–1973)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Marcus Foster was an educator who gained national prominence for educational excellence while serving as a principal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as the first black superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District in California. Known as a titan in the areas … Read MoreMarcus A. Foster (1923–1973)

Price M. Cobbs (1926- )

William H. Grier (left) and Price Cobbs "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Price M. Cobbs is a psychiatrist, author, and management consultant best known for co-authoring the book Black Rage, regarded by the New York Times as “one of the most important books on blacks,” with … Read MorePrice M. Cobbs (1926- )

William H. Grier (1926-2015)

William H. Grier (left) and Price Cobbs "Image Ownership: Public Domain" William H. Grier was a psychiatrist who published the groundbreaking book, Black Rage, along with fellow psychiatrist Price M. Cobbs in 1968. Published in the aftermath of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Read MoreWilliam H. Grier (1926-2015)

Jr. Edward A. Carter (1916–1963)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Edward A. Carter, Jr. was a career noncommissioned officer for the United States Army and one of the only African American recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II. Carter was born May 26, 1916, in Los Angeles, California … Read MoreJr. Edward A. Carter (1916–1963)