David Cortes

Student Historian

David Cortes was born in San Diego, California, on May 18, 1997. His parents are David and Ivette Cortes, and he has 1 brother, Christian. He graduated from Del Norte High School in 2015. He now attends University of Washington, Seattle and studies Economics.  

Joseph Charles Jenkins (1914-1959)

Image Ownership: Public domain Joseph Charles Jenkins, the first African American naval officer, paved the way for the beginning of desegregation in the United States Coast Guard. Jenkins was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1914. Unfortunately, there is little information regarding his childhood. He began … Read MoreJoseph Charles Jenkins (1914-1959)

James M. Evans (1962- )

Image Ownership: Public domain James M. Evans, a politician and business owner, was the first African American chairman of the Utah Republican Party. He was born to Robert and Beatrice Evans in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in 1962. He graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in 1981 … Read MoreJames M. Evans (1962- )

Richard Freeman (?-1851)

Site of Richard Freeman Saloon in Old Town San Diego Image Ownership: Public domain Richard Freeman, deputy city marshal and entrepreneur in the early years of San Diego, California, was born somewhere in the Eastern United States. His date of birth is unknown and so … Read MoreRichard Freeman (?-1851)

Richard A. Jones (1950- )

Image Ownership: Public domain The Honorable Richard A. Jones is a United State District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Jones, the youngest of four sisters and four brothers, was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1950. His father was semi-professional baseball … Read MoreRichard A. Jones (1950- )

Herb Cawthorne (1947– )

Herb Cawthorne in Portland Public School Classroom, ca. 1978 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Herb Cawthorne, teacher, community leader, and news reporter, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Roosevelt and Edythe Odrene Cawthorne in June 1947. He is the youngest of four children, including John, Elsa, … Read MoreHerb Cawthorne (1947– )