Independent Historian

James Cameron Guy is a student at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a History major with a particular focus on Ancient Roman and Greek History. Growing up in the greater area of Seattle has exposed James to an abundance of diversity that is rare in other parts of the United States. This created an opportunity of interest for him in the role of African Americans in U.S. History. After finishing his first degree in 2017, James hopes to pursue the career of teaching, either at the secondary of college level.

Harold E. Pierce (1922–2006)

“Image Ownership: Melissa McClinton” Harold E. Pierce Jr. was an internationally renowned American dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon known as “The Father of Black Cosmetic Surgery.” He pioneered surgical techniques for the treatment of keloids, laminar dermal reticulotomy, hair transplants, cosmetic facial surgery, chemical facial peeling, … Read MoreHarold E. Pierce (1922–2006)

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1965– )

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is a cooperative organization of musicians that became the leading influence on musical genre of free jazz. It is a non-profit organization founded in May of 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, by Muhal Richard Abrams, Jodie Christian, … Read MoreAssociation for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1965– )

Freedom Summer (1964)

Freedom Summer (June-August, 1964) was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to recruit several hundred northern college students, … Read MoreFreedom Summer (1964)