Rachel Gallaher

Independent Historian

Rachel Gallaher is an undergraduate at the University of Washington majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She also is a part of the English Honors Program. After graduating Rachel plans to earn her Master’s degree in Creative Writing and then join the Teach for America Program and eventually becomes a kindergarten teacher. Rachel loves history, literature and writing and hopes to publish a novel someday.

Reverdy Cassius Ransom (1861-1959)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Reverdy Cassius Ransom was a civil rights leader, editor and the forty-eighth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Ransom was born in Flushing, Ohio to George and Harriet (Johnson) Ransom. In 1869, Ransom’s family moved to Cambridge, Ohio, where … Read MoreReverdy Cassius Ransom (1861-1959)

Henry Hugh Proctor (1868-1933)

Image Courtesy of Daniel Murray Collection, Library of Congress Henry Hugh Proctor was an author, lecturer and a clergyman of the Congregational Church. Proctor was born on December 8, 1868 near Fayetteville, Tennessee to former slave parents Richard and Hannah (Murray) Proctor. Proctor attended local … Read MoreHenry Hugh Proctor (1868-1933)

George Alexander McGuire (1866-1934)

Image Ownership: Public Domain George Alexander McGuire was a bishop and founder of the African Orthodox Church, as well as chaplain-general of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). McGuire was born on March 26, 1866 at Sweets, Antigua, in the Caribbean. He was educated in … Read MoreGeorge Alexander McGuire (1866-1934)

Solomon Lightfoot “Elder” Michaux (c.1885-1968)

Elder Michaux Baptisting Followers at Griffith Stadium, Washington,D.C. n.d. Image Courtesy of Scurlock Studio, photographers, Scurlock Studio Records, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full= 3100001~!254325!0#focus Solomon Michaux was a radio evangelist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Church of God Movement; he was also … Read MoreSolomon Lightfoot “Elder” Michaux (c.1885-1968)