Sophia Gillmer

Student Historian

Sophia Gillmer is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington majoring in History and minoring in Diversity. As a bi-racial black woman, she has found herself to be passionate about social justice and listening to the voices of marginalized communities. Growing up in different parts of the country, she has met people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities which has made her fascinated in the way history has influenced the different experiences of people in the United States. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and pursue civil rights law in hopes of using her voice to help speak for the different people in the United States that do not have one.

Earl G. Graves (1935- )

Earl G. Graves, the founder of Black Enterprise, a nationally recognized black business magazine, was born on January 9, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother, Winifred Sealy, and his father, Earl Godwyn Graves, influenced their son’s successful career. His mother led many community activities, and his father was … Read MoreEarl G. Graves (1935- )

Charles Kenyatta (1921-2005)

Charles Sumner Kenyatta, also known as Charles 37X and Charles Morris, organized the Harlem Mau Mau Society and worked as Malcolm X’s body guard. Kenyatta was born February 20, 1921, to Ruth Davis and Charles Morris in Boston, Massachusetts. As a teen, he trained to be a dental technician, but wanted … Read MoreCharles Kenyatta (1921-2005)

Jessie Isabelle Price (1930-2015)

Jessie Isabelle Price is known for her work as a veterinary microbiologist who developed vaccines to fight off organisms killing ducks and waterfowl. Born on January 1, 1930 in Montrose, Pennsylvania, she was raised by her single mother, Teresa Price who encouraged working hard in school. After … Read MoreJessie Isabelle Price (1930-2015)

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (1976- )

Founded in September of 1976 during a three-day symposium, The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), was created to tackle crime in low-income urban areas. Committed to justice and action, NOBLE serves to ensure equity in justice for all communities during citizens interactions with law … Read MoreNational Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (1976- )