Independent Historian

Jenn Johnson received a Master’s in History in 2017 from Southern New Hampshire University. She is the Research Director at the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and a freelance historian. Among writing for many freelance clients, her credits include publications in blogs, online history magazines, and a book published in June of 2018, titled, “Remember Country Schools: Memories of Becker County Rural Schools.” She currently lives in Hawley, Minnesota with her husband and 12-year-old son.

Marian R. Croak (1955- )

Marian R. Croak has contributed to the expansion of technology, especially Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), throughout her career. Croak attended the University of California and Princeton University, graduating with a Ph.D. in Qualitative Analysis and Social Psychology in 1982. Little is known about the … Read MoreMarian R. Croak (1955- )

Ivan Van Sertima (1935-2009)

Throughout his career as a scholar and author, Ivan Van Sertima worked to transform the way people viewed and taught African history. Van Sertima was born on January 26, 1935, in Kitty Village, Guyana when it was still a British colony. After completing high school, he worked as a Press and Broadcasting … Read MoreIvan Van Sertima (1935-2009)