Independent Historian

Ayala Feder-Haugabook is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Education and Diversity. She will be returning to the University of Washington to complete a graduate degree in social work and has interests in working with youth and in social services.

Timothy R. Russell (1968-2012)

In 2012 Timothy Russell, an African American man, was involved in a car chase by Cleveland, Ohio police officers.  At the end of the chase he and Malissa Williams were shot and killed by one of the officers.  Their controversial deaths helped inspire the Black Lives Matter movement the following year. … Read MoreTimothy R. Russell (1968-2012)

Derrick Jones (1983-2010)

Derrick Jones was an East Oakland, California barber who was shot and killedby officers of the Oakland Police Department on November 8, 2010. He was 37 years old at the time of his death. His death, along with those of many others including the well-known killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael … Read MoreDerrick Jones (1983-2010)

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw (1959- )

Kimberle Crenshaw is a Professor of Law and an advocate and educator for civil rights, race studies, constitutional law, and social inclusion. She currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as Columbia University. Crenshaw was born in Canton, Ohio in … Read MoreKimberle Williams Crenshaw (1959- )

Douglas Dollarhide (1923-2008)

Image Ownership: Rolland J Curtis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection Douglas Dollarhide was the first African American mayor of the city of Compton, California, and a pioneer and role model for future black politicians across the state of California. Dollarhide was born in March 1923 … Read MoreDouglas Dollarhide (1923-2008)