Independent Historian

Camille Heung is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is in the process of attaining a history degree and is also a student in the University of Washington Business School’s Retail Management Program. Her interests in diversity have led her to study African-American history, Jewish history and Asian history among others.

Solomon Carter Fuller (1872-1953)

Solomon Carter Fuller, an early 20th century psychiatrist, researcher, and medical educator, was born on August 11, 1872 in Monrovia, Liberia. His parents, Solomon C. and Anna Ursilla (James) Fuller, were Americo-Liberians. Solomon Carter Fuller was the first African American psychiatrist. He also performed considerable … Read MoreSolomon Carter Fuller (1872-1953)

Albert I. Cassell (1895-1969)

Albert Irving Cassell, a prominent African American architect, planner, engineer, educator, and entrepreneur, was born on June 25, 1895, in Towson, Maryland.  His parents were Albert and Charlotte Cassell.  Albert’s father was a coal truck driver and trumpet player and his mother washed laundry to … Read MoreAlbert I. Cassell (1895-1969)

Ida Alexander Gibbs Hunt (1862-1957)

Ida Alexander Gibbs Hunt, teacher, Pan-Africanist and civil rights leader, was born on November 16, 1862 in Victoria, British Columbia.  Her parents were Mifflin Wistar Gibbs and Maria Alexander.  Ida Gibbs studied in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1872 to 1876.  She then went … Read MoreIda Alexander Gibbs Hunt (1862-1957)

Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert (1853-1890)

Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert, a 19th century author and religious leader, was born in December 25, 1853 in Oglethorpe, Georgia into slavery.  She draws inspiration from that experience for her book The House of Bondage which was published after her death by her husband and … Read MoreOctavia Victoria Rogers Albert (1853-1890)