Ashley Jones

Student Historian

Ashley N. Jones is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington majoring in Public Health with a minor in Diversity.  She is also on the Women’s Varsity Crew Team where she serves as the Team Commodore.  After graduation Ashley is off to graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work which will allow her to be employed in the field of family and child welfare.

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933)

Lucy Craft Laney, educator, school founder, and civil rights activist, was born in Georgia on April 13, 1854 in Macon, Georgia to free parents Louisa and David Laney.   David Laney, a Presbyterian minister and skilled carpenter, had purchased his freedom approximately twenty years before Lucy Laney’s birth.  He purchased Louisa’s freedom shortly … Read MoreLucy Craft Laney (1854-1933)