Independent Historian

Brit L. Hensel is an independent historian and co-founder of EchoBoom Project, an organization that creates inspiring content using journalism, photography, and videography for the purpose of storytelling. Brit graduated in 2016 with her Bachelors of Arts in History from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois, where she focused on both African American and Global African History. Brit is a member of the Native American Journalist Association and a contributor for Made to Measure, an original programming series that seeks to highlight people, issues, trends, and events that have come to define and transform the landscape of America through documentary film. Brit is a Fort Collins, Colorado native and member of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Donny Hathaway (1945-1979)

Donny Hathaway—singer, pianist, producer, composer, and one of R&B’s strongest talents—was born Donny Edward Pitts on October 1, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois. Hathaway was raised in the Carr Square Housing Projects of St. Louis, Missouri by his grandmother Martha Pitts. At the age of three, Hathaway began singing in … Read MoreDonny Hathaway (1945-1979)