Errin Jackson

Independent Historian

Errin Octavia Jackson is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus majoring in the field of Sociology. Jackson hopes to earn her masters degree in Social Work to become a social worker, or administrator for a women’s social health and services organization. Jackson is also a law school hopeful and serves as the Vice President of Campus Relations for the Minority Pre-Law Society at the University of Washington. Jackson is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is presently Vice President of the Beta Theta (Seattle) chapter. While working toward her undergraduate and masters degrees, Jackson plans on writing and publishing essays and editorials on both sociological and political issues concerning race, gender and class in American society.

Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010)

Born on March 24, 1912, Dorothy Irene Height would become an activist, administrator, and educator dedicated to seeing racial and women’s equality in the United States. Born in Richmond, Virginia, to parents James Height, a building contractor, and Fannie (Burroughs) Height, a nurse, she moved … Read MoreDorothy Irene Height (1912-2010)

Nannie Helen Burroughs (1883-1961)

Nannie Helen Burroughs was born in Orange, Virginia on May 2, 1879 to parents John and Jennie Burroughs.  Young Burroughs attended school in Washington, D.C. and then moved to Kentucky where she attended Eckstein-Norton University and eventually received an honorary M.A. degree in 1907. Despite … Read MoreNannie Helen Burroughs (1883-1961)