Michael Fate

Student Historian

Michael Fate is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington majoring in Communication and Social Sciences. He graduated from Shorecrest High School in 2006 and received his A.A. at Shoreline Community College in 2010. He plans on pursuing his graduate education in Ethnomusicology and Journalism in order to be a freelance music reporter. For the more immediate future he plans on working with the Local 21 Retail Union after his graduation, and through his experience as a grocery worker, is passionate about fighting for employee rights and well-being.

Clarence Everett Lightner (1921-2002)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Clarence Everett Lightner, the first popularly elected mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina and the first African American elected mayor of a metropolitan Southern city, was born on August 15, 1921 to Mammie Blackmon and Calvin E. Lightner in Raleigh. His father, … Read MoreClarence Everett Lightner (1921-2002)

Don Thompson (1963- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Don Thompson, president and Corporate Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, was born near the Cabrini-Green Housing Project on Chicago, Illinois’s Near North Side.  Little is known about his childhood except that he was raised by his grandmother. Thompson was a bright … Read MoreDon Thompson (1963- )

The Southern Regional Council (1944- )

Charles W. Eagles, Winner of the 2010 Lillian Smith Book Award "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Southern Regional Council (SRC) was formed in 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia.  It evolved out of the earlier Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), which was established in 1919 to lessen … Read MoreThe Southern Regional Council (1944- )