Abhinav Kaul

Independent Historian

Abe Kaul is currently a non-matriculated student at the University of Washington. Abe graduated with a BA. in Political Science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in the spring of 2007. He plans to attend law school next year.

King County Colored Republican Club (1915-1945)

At the beginning of the 20th Century most African American voters in Seattle were Republican. Despite their loyalty to the GOP, many of these black Republicans claimed the Party would not address the needs of African-Americans. The King County Colored Republican Club (KCCRC) was founded … Read MoreKing County Colored Republican Club (1915-1945)

Langston City Herald

The Langston City Herald was a black newspaper based in the Oklahoma Territory but with circulation throughout the South.  The paper was founded and edited by Edwin and Sarah McCabe in 1890 soon after they relocated from Kansas to the Oklahoma Territory.  Because its readership … Read MoreLangston City Herald

Lodie Biggs (?-?)

Lodie Biggs, one of the few black professional women in pre-World War II Seattle, was also a significant political activist in the 1920s and 1930s.  She was also involved with the transformation of the Seattle branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored … Read MoreLodie Biggs (?-?)

Colored Marine Employment Benevolent Association (1921-1934)

The Colored Marines Employment Benevolent Association (CMEBA) was organization that united black maritime cooks and stewards who were seeking employment in Seattle.  In the process it challenged the racism of the all-white, Maritime Cooks and Stewards Association of the Pacific (MCSAP). The CMEBA was founded … Read MoreColored Marine Employment Benevolent Association (1921-1934)

Wiley College (1873- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, is the first African-American college established in the Lone Star State.  The institution was founded in 1873 by Bishop Isaac Wiley of Methodist Episcopal Church and chartered by the Freedman’s Aid Society in 1882. Isaac Wiley grew up with … Read MoreWiley College (1873- )