Student Historian

Mackenzie Lanum is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle, studying History and Near Eastern Civilizations.  Upon graduating she hopes to write books that will present history to children in an age-appropriate, yet accurate, manner.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o (AKA James T. Ngugi) (1938- )

African novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan author, educator and playwright. With the publication of his first novel, he became a critically-acclaimed author at the age of 29. His work is also published under the pseudonym James T. Ngugi. Ngugi wa Thiong’o was born … Read MoreNgugi wa Thiong’o (AKA James T. Ngugi) (1938- )

Whitesboro, New Jersey (1902- )

Whitesboro, New Jersey was established in 1902 as a town exclusively for African Americans.  The idea came in response to increasing white resistance to black residents in Cape May County, New Jersey.  The African-American Equitable Industrial Association, founded by Reverend J.W. Fishburn and four other … Read MoreWhitesboro, New Jersey (1902- )

Morehouse School of Medicine (1975- )

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), one of two historically black medical schools created in the twentieth century, was established in 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. Former US Surgeon General David Satcher served as the institution’s first president. The school was meant to be a two-year medical … Read MoreMorehouse School of Medicine (1975- )