Independent Historian

Natalie Fitzgerald was born and raised in the Seattle area. She is currently a freshman at the University of Washington with an intended major of Education, Communities, and Organizations. She hopes to one day get her master’s degree in education and teach at the middle school level. Growing up, history was always one of her favorite subjects in school. She hopes this passion will follow her throughout her life and that she’ll be able to pass it on to future generations through her teaching.

Maceo Pinkard (1897-1962)

Maceo Pinkard was born on June 27, 1897 in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was an American lyricist and music composer that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance. Some of his best known works include “Sweet Georgia Brown,” now the Harlem Globetrotters theme song, and the Broadway musical, Liza. After his death … Read MoreMaceo Pinkard (1897-1962)

American Missionary Association (1846-1999)

The American Missionary Association (AMA) was an abolitionist group founded on Protestant beliefs. It was focused on the abolition of slavery, education for African Americans, gaining racial equality, and promoting Christian values. They were most prominent in the United States from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. The AMA was founded on … Read MoreAmerican Missionary Association (1846-1999)

Margaret (1915-2004) and Matilda (1917-2003) Peters

Margaret and Matilda Roumania Peters were African American tennis stars from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Margaret, the older sister, was born in 1915, while Matilda was born in 1917. They grew up in the Georgetown district of Washington, D.C. where they first began playing tennis. As … Read MoreMargaret (1915-2004) and Matilda (1917-2003) Peters