Samantha Kealoha

Independent Historian

Samantha Nicholas Kealoha is an Undergraduate Student in the Political Science Department at the University of Washington.  Samantha is interested in law, specifically American law.  Samantha expects to graduate from the University of Washington with a B.A in Political Science in June 2008.  After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in law.

Congressman John Conyers (1929- )

John Conyers Jr., who served in the U.S. Congress for 52, years from 1965 to 2017, was born on May 16, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan.  He attended public schools and graduated in 1947 from Northwestern High School.  After high school, he followed in his father’s footsteps and joined … Read MoreCongressman John Conyers (1929- )

Ronald Vernie Dellums (1935-2018)

Ronald Vernie Dellums was born on November 24, 1935, in Oakland, Californiato Willa Terry Dellums and Vernie Dellums. His father, Vernie Dellums, was a longshoreman, and his mother was a labor organizer.  As a child, he attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Oakland. After high school, Dellums served … Read MoreRonald Vernie Dellums (1935-2018)

Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly (1944- )

Sharon Pratt Dixon was born on January 30, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to parents Carlisle Pratt and Mildred (Petticord) Pratt.  Carlisle was a Washington, D.C. Superior Court Judge.  Mildred Pratt died of breast cancer when Sharon was four years old.  Pratt’s father played a major … Read MoreSharon Pratt Dixon Kelly (1944- )

Ella Baker (1903-1986)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Through her decades of work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and later with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Ella Baker emerged as one of the most important women in the civil rights movement.  Baker … Read MoreElla Baker (1903-1986)

Diane Judith Nash (1938- )

Image Courtesy of Diane Nash Civil rights activist Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Leon Nash and Dorothy Bolton Nash.  Nash grew up a Roman Catholic and attended parochial and public schools in Chicago.  In 1956, she graduated … Read MoreDiane Judith Nash (1938- )

William Henry Hastie (1904-1976)

William Henry Hastie, attorney and diplomat, was born on November 17, 1904 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He spent his childhood in Tennessee until his family moved to Washington, D.C. Hastie graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. in 1921 and four years later received his A.B. … Read MoreWilliam Henry Hastie (1904-1976)

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945- )

Carolyn Jean Cheeks was born on June 25, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan.  In 1972 she received a B.S. degree in education from Western Michigan University.  Five years later she received an M.S. degree from the University of Michigan.  After graduating Carolyn Cheeks taught Business Education … Read MoreCarolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945- )