Konstantine Kyriacopoulos

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)

The Urban League of Detroit, 1923 Image Ownership: Public Domain Forrester Blanchard Washington was a 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 … Read MoreForrester B. Washington (1887-1963)

United Negro College Fund (1944– )

Students at Johnson C. Smith University, 2007 Image Ownership: Public Domain The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was founded on April 25, 1944 by Frederick Patterson, President of the Tuskegee Institute, and Mary McLeod Bethune, an advisor to the Franklin Roosevelt Administration, to provide a … Read MoreUnited Negro College Fund (1944– )

Jane Edna Hunter (1882 –1971)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Jane Edna Hunter is most famous for founding the Phillis Wheatley Association (PWA) in 1913.   Hunter was born on December 13, 1882 in Pendleton, South Carolina to Harriet Millner, a free-born daughter of freed slaves, and Edward Harris, the son of … Read MoreJane Edna Hunter (1882 –1971)