Grant Kagawa

Independent Historian

Grant Kagawa is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is nearly finished with his BA in History and upon graduation hopes to attend graduate school in his home state of Hawaii where he hopes to become a professor of history. His greatest focus is in US immigration history which includes the study of immigration patterns from Africa. In addition to his focus in US immigration, he also is interested in sports history and hopes to incorporate the two subjects in his career.

Gloria Naylor (1950-2016)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Gloria Naylor, a major 20th century writer of African American literature, was born on January 25, 1950 in New York City, New York to Roosevelt and Alberta Naylor. She was born just six weeks after her parents moved to the … Read MoreGloria Naylor (1950-2016)

Zina Garrison (1963- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Born November 16, 1963 in Houston, Texas, tennis star Zina Garrison was the youngest of seven children and was raised by her widowed mother, Mary Garrison. She began playing tennis at the age of 10 through the MacGregar Park Tennis Program. … Read MoreZina Garrison (1963- )

John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Twentieth century artist John Thomas Biggers was an educator, painter and muralist. His travels in Africa in the 1950s influenced the depiction of social and cultural themes in his work. John Thomas Biggers was born in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1924. … Read MoreJohn Thomas Biggers (1924-2001)