Evelyn Fenner-Dorrity

Independent Historian

Evelyn Fenner-Dorrity is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in History and English. While in college, she studied German and European history while living in the Turkish neighborhood of Kreuzberg-Berlin and in London where she studied British theatre, art and politics. She also wrote about regional events during an internship with Alaska Airlines Magazine in Seattle. She currently performs Marketing duties for the, a forum for the presentation of African-American arts, thought and debate in Seattle. Her coursework at the UW included the histories of the Pacific Northwest, Central Asia, and South Africa. She hopes to continue traveling, writing and pursuing interests in cultures worldwide.

Operation Crossroads Africa (1958- )

Building a School Near Kitale, Kenya, Crossroads Africa, 1980 Image Ownership: Public Domain Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), founded in 1958 by Dr. James H. Robinson, is a non-profit organization which provides individuals with a seven-week experience in Africa. Founded on the principle that cultural immersion … Read MoreOperation Crossroads Africa (1958- )

The African Civilization Society (1858-1869)

West Africa in the 18th Century Image Ownership: Public Domain The African Civilization Society (ACS) was founded in 1858 by Henry Highland Garnet who sought to encourage blacks American to immigrate to Africa. Garnet envisioned educated black Americans moving to the African Continent as cultural … Read MoreThe African Civilization Society (1858-1869)