James Lewis

Independent Historian

James Lewis was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A from Kenyon College in history and an M.A from Pennsylvania State University in history. James has taught in independent for the last 13 years; teaching for the last 8 years at his alma mater University School in Cleveland, Ohio. James also coaches Lincoln-Douglas debate and has coached a debater to the Ohio state championship 3 times in the last 6 years.

Henry W. Furniss (1868-1955)

Henry W. Furniss built a distinguished career as a doctor and diplomat. Furniss served in the diplomatic corps, first in Brazil and then as the American ambassador to Haiti. He stayed in that post through two administrations after which he returned to the United States … Read MoreHenry W. Furniss (1868-1955)

Annie E. Brown (1862-1918)

Annie E. Brown gained fame as a Methodist Episcopal evangelist in the late 1800s and early 1900s, earning a national reputation among blacks and whites alike with her missionary work. While most of Brown’s work was done along the Atlantic seaboard, she traveled as far west as Denver, Colorado and … Read MoreAnnie E. Brown (1862-1918)