Alyssa Franz

Student Historian

Alyssa Franz is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle, working to attain her major in history. With her goal of becoming a high school history teacher, she is pursuing different paths of history courses and has an interest in African American history.
She plans to attend the University of Washington to get a Masters’ Degree in history.

Kevin Maurice Johnson (1966- )

Kevin Maurice Johnson served as Mayor of Sacramento, California, from December 2, 2008 to December 13, 2016. Johnson, the son of Georgia West and Lawrence Johnson, was born in California’s capital city on March 4, 1966. He graduated from Sacramento High School, where he led … Read MoreKevin Maurice Johnson (1966- )

North Carolina Central University (1910- )

Statue of NCCU Founder James Shepard Image Ownership: Public Domain North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Durham, North Carolina. The small urban campus is located 23 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina Central … Read MoreNorth Carolina Central University (1910- )

Morris College (1908– )

Morris College Student Dance, 2008 Image Ownership: Public Domain Morris College is a private, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Sumter, South Carolina.  The college is 45 miles from Columbia, South Carolina. Housed on 33 acres, Morris has 24 buildings. Morris College … Read MoreMorris College (1908– )

Livingstone College [Salisbury] (1879– )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Livingstone College is a private, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Salisbury, North Carolina. The large, urban campus is located about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. Livingstone College was founded in 1879 under the name … Read MoreLivingstone College [Salisbury] (1879– )

Voorhees College (1897- )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Voorhees College is a private, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Denmark, South Carolina on a small, park-like campus located approximately 50 miles from Columbia. Voorhees was first opened in 1897 as Denmark Industrial School. In 1902, … Read MoreVoorhees College (1897- )

Shaw University (1865- )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Shaw University is a private, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Founded in 1865, Shaw University is one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the country. Shaw was originally founded … Read MoreShaw University (1865- )

Oakwood University (1896- )

Oakwood College is a private, four-year coeducational historically black liberal arts university located in Huntsville, Alabama; the small urban campus is five minutes from downtown. Sitting on 1,185 acres, Oakwood University is one of the historical landmarks of Huntsville.  It is the only historically black … Read MoreOakwood University (1896- )

Xavier University [New Orleans] (1915- )

Xavier University is a private, four-year coeducational historically black university located in New Orleans, Louisiana; the campus is located one mile from downtown New Orleans. Xavier University is the only historically black college or university (HBCU) affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Xavier was founded … Read MoreXavier University [New Orleans] (1915- )

St. Augustine’s University (1867- )

  African American Faculty Members at St. Augustine’s College, 1902 Image Ownership: Public Domain St. Augustine’s University is a private, four-year coeducational liberal arts college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. St. Augustine’s was founded in 1867, making it one of the oldest historically black colleges … Read MoreSt. Augustine’s University (1867- )