Rachel Gallaher is an award-winning writer and editor living in Seattle, Washington. Her work has appeared in international publications, including Dwell, City Arts, Seattle, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Kinfolk, Surface, the Seattle Times, Alaska Airlines’ Beyond, University of Washington magazine, and the award-winning GRAY (where she currently serves as the deputy editor).
James Varick was the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Varick was born to a slave mother near Newburgh, New York. His father was Richard Varick, a free black man who was originally from Hackensack, New Jersey. Varick grew up … Read MoreJames Varick (1750-1827)