Barbara Johns is an art historian, curator, and author, who did doctoral studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the former Chief Curator of the Tacoma Art Museum, where she was committed to a program of inclusion. Since working independently, she served as an advisor to the Northwest African American Museum during its formation and continues to assist in exhibition planning. Most recently she was the curator of an exhibition Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way at the Washington State History Museum in 2008.
Thomas Dixon, born in Sparta, Georgia, on March 28, 1931, was the founding director of the Tacoma Urban League and one of Tacoma’s civil rights leaders during the 1960s and 1970s. Having spent his professional life in Tacoma, Dixon nonetheless retains a deep connection to … Read MoreThomas Dixon (1931- )