Trevor Goodloe

Independent Historian

Trevor Goodloe is a 2008 graduate of the University of Washington where he majored in history with a minor in dance. His main areas of interest while at the university were labor studies and civil rights history, although he was also interested in Scottish, English, and U.S. history.

Cecil F. Poole (1914-1997)

Cecil Poole and Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, 1960 Image Ownership: Public domain Cecil Francis Poole, the first African American U.S. attorney in the continental United States and the first African American federal judge in Northern California, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 14, 1914 … Read MoreCecil F. Poole (1914-1997)

George Prioleau (1856-1927)

Image Ownership: Public Domain George Prioleau was chaplain of the 9th Cavalry of Buffalo Soldiers in the late 19th century. After witnessing inequality and mistreatment of his men, he publicly challenged the hypocrisy and racial line being drawn against black soldiers. Born in 1856 to … Read MoreGeorge Prioleau (1856-1927)

Rev. Leon Howard Sullivan Jr. (1922-2001)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Reverend Leon Howard Sullivan Jr. was a successful minister, civil rights advocate, humanitarian and corporate leader known for his creation of the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America and the Sullivan Principles to promote political reform in South Africa. Leon Sullivan was … Read MoreRev. Leon Howard Sullivan Jr. (1922-2001)

Floyd B. McKissick (1922-1991)

Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress Floyd Bixler McKissick replaced James Farmer as National Director of the Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) on January 3, 1966, making him the second ever National Director of CORE. Under McKissick’s leadership, CORE underwent a radical transformation from … Read MoreFloyd B. McKissick (1922-1991)

Gwendolynne S. “Gwen” Moore (1951- )

Gwendolynne Moore is the first African American member of Congress from Wisconsin where she represents the state’s Fourth Congressional District. Moore, a community leader and lifelong civil rights and human rights advocate, is the first woman to represent the Fourth Congressional District.  She is only … Read MoreGwendolynne S. “Gwen” Moore (1951- )