Hannah Foster

Student Historian

Hannah Foster was born and raised in Ithaca, NY. She graduated from New York University in 2011 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Politics. Hannah moved to Port Angeles, Washington in 2012 to serve as an AmeriCorps tutor and mentor to at-risk elementary school students and moved to Seattle, WA after her term of service was completed. She will be graduating from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Masters in Teaching. With her masters she will be certified to instruct secondary Social Studies, as well as English Language Learning. Hannah has a deep interest in issues of inequality, social justice, and public policy in the United States. As a future Social Studies teacher, Hannah plans to encourage critical thinking and empathy in her students, and looks forward to teaching about the struggles, triumphs, and contributions of historically marginalized peoples in her curriculum. Hannah is most excited about the prospect of teaching Human Geography, Government, and United States History classes, and incorporating black history into all three.

Madam Efunroye Tinubu (ca. 1805-1887)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Efunporoye Osuntinubu Olumosa (often shortened to Efunroye Tinubu) was a shrewd and ambitious Nigerian business tycoon who wielded enormous economic power across Western Africa and political power in Abeokuta and Lagos. She was born around 1805 in the Yoruba town of … Read MoreMadam Efunroye Tinubu (ca. 1805-1887)

The Black Arts Movement (1965-1975)

Black Arts Movement Theatrical Performance The Black Arts Movement was the name given to a group of politically motivated black poets, artists, dramatists, musicians, and writers who emerged in the wake of the Black Power Movement. The poet Imamu Amiri Baraka is widely considered to … Read MoreThe Black Arts Movement (1965-1975)

COINTELPRO [Counterintelligence Program] (1956-1976)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” COINTELPRO was a counterintelligence program run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from roughly 1956 to 1976. It combined the efforts of the Bureau and local police forces to track, harass, discredit, infiltrate, destroy, and destabilize dissident groups in the … Read MoreCOINTELPRO [Counterintelligence Program] (1956-1976)

Black Star Line (1919-1923)

The S.S. Yarmouth, Black Star Line, New York City, 1923 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Black Star Line (BSL) was a steamship corporation established in 1919 by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey, the leader of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The name, inspired by a British … Read MoreBlack Star Line (1919-1923)

Black Belt Republic (1928-1934)

Black Belt Republic Poster, 1932 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Black Belt Republic was a proposed black autonomous state in the American Deep South proposed by African American communists and for a time endorsed by the Soviet Union and the international communist community. The Black … Read MoreBlack Belt Republic (1928-1934)