Felicia Mack

Academic Historian

Historian Felicia Mack who is interested in a number of important figures in African American history, holds a Ph.D. in Literacy from Washington State University.  She currently teaches at Eastern Kentucky State University in Richmond, Kentucky.

Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace (1881-1960)

Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution Marcelino Manoel da Graca anglicized Charles Grace and best known as Sweet Daddy Grace was founder of the United House of Prayer for All People.  Born off the coast of West … Read MoreCharles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace (1881-1960)

Selma Hortense Burke (1900-1995)

  Image Courtesy of Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Selma Hortense Burke was born in Mooresville, North Carolina, one of ten children of Neal Burke, a local Methodist minister and Mary Jackson Burke.  She received her formal educational … Read MoreSelma Hortense Burke (1900-1995)