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)

Million Woman March, 1997

  Image Ownership: Public Domain On October 25, 1997, an estimated 750,000 African American women gathered together to march on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to focus on their trials, circumstances, and successes.  The day-long march and program of prayer, music, and inspirational speeches, … Read MoreMillion Woman March, 1997