Jim Kershner

Independent Historian

Jim Kershner is an author, journalist and historian in Spokane, Washington.  He is the author of three books, including Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life, published by the University of Washington Press. He is also staff historian for Historylink.org, The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. He has worked as a columnist and reporter for 36 years at various newspapers in the Northwest, including 22 years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and has a B.A. in history from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

 

Telling Carl Maxey’s Story: Understanding the Fighter in the Ring and the Courtroom

In the account below, Jim Kershner, author, historian, and longtime journalist for the Spokesman-Review, Spokane’s major daily newspaper, discusses what led him to the story of Carl Maxey, one of Washington State’s key 20th century civil rights figures, and the challenges he encountered while writing … Read MoreTelling Carl Maxey’s Story: Understanding the Fighter in the Ring and the Courtroom