Independent Historian

Konstantine Kyriacopoulos, Ph.D., is currently a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Watson College of Education. Dr. Kyriacopoulos’ research interests include critical racial theory, social justice pedagogy, diversity inclusion, and civic activism. Dr. Kyriacopoulos has taught university students for 4 years, elementary school for 9 years, the last 7 with Seattle Public Schools where he was involved in iEARN, the Urban League and developing mathematical thinking with minority youth. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Earlham College, Master’s degree and teaching certificate from Pacific Oaks College, and Ph.D. in multicultural education from the University of Washington Seattle.

Forrester B. Washington (1887-1963)

Forrester Blanchard Washington was an African American pioneer in social work first with the Detroit Urban League and later with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. Washington was born in1887 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He graduated from Tufts College (University)  in 1909 and received graduate degrees from … Read MoreForrester B. Washington (1887-1963)

United Negro College Fund (1944- )

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was founded on April 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. by Frederick Patterson, president of the Tuskegee Institute, and Mary McLeod Bethune, an adviser to the Franklin Roosevelt Administration, to provide a steady, consistent stream of funding to 27 financially … Read MoreUnited Negro College Fund (1944- )