Kelcie Davis

Student Historian

Kelcie Davis is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is currently studying law, societies, and justice, and plans on attending law school in the future.

W. Haywood Burns (1940-1996)

Influential attorney and civil rights activist William Haywood Burns was born on June 15, 1940, in Peekskill, New York. He was known for his defense of Angela Davis as well as serving as the first black dean of a law school in New York. Burns began his work in … Read MoreW. Haywood Burns (1940-1996)

Roscoe Conkling Giles (1890-1970)

Roscoe Conkling Giles was the first African American to earn a medical degree from Cornell University, and later went on to be the first African American to become certified by the American Board of Surgery. Roscoe Conkling Giles was born on May 6, 1890, in Albany, New York to … Read MoreRoscoe Conkling Giles (1890-1970)

Linda Brown (1943-2018)

Linda Brown is best remembered as the subject of the lawsuit that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision which eventually impacted public schools across the United States.  Brown was born on February 20, 1943, in Topeka, Kansas. She was the daughter of Oliver and … Read MoreLinda Brown (1943-2018)

Ann G. Atwater (1935-2016)

Ann Atwater is best known for her work in civil rights, and for her unlikely friendship with Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis. Ann G Atwater was born on July 1, 1935, in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Her parents were sharecroppers, and her father was also a deacon of the … Read MoreAnn G. Atwater (1935-2016)

Andy Lopez (2000-2013)

Andy Lopez was born on June 2, 2000, and was shot and killed by a police officer in 2013 at the age of 13 in Santa Rosa, California. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 22nd, 2013, Lopez left his home in Santa Rosa, California. Family members report that … Read MoreAndy Lopez (2000-2013)

Carlos Alcis (1970-2013)

Carlos Alcis was a 43-year-old father of eight, who was scared to death, and suffered an apparent heart attack when police forced their way into his Brooklyn, New York home, searching for a robbery suspect. Carlos Alcis was born in Haiti, and emigrated to the United States in 2000 in … Read MoreCarlos Alcis (1970-2013)

Gene Lipscomb (1931-1963)

Gene Lipscomb, also known as “Big Daddy”, is best known for his career as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). Gene Lipscomb was born on August 9, 1931, in Uniontown, Alabama. He never knew his father and when he was three years old, he moved … Read MoreGene Lipscomb (1931-1963)