Devon McCurdy is pursuing a Ph.D. in history at University of Washington. He studies American environmental history and the American West. McCurdy received an M.A. in history from University of Colorado in 2007. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College with a B.A. in history in 2005.
Image Courtesy of Suzie Dod Thomas Author and activist Piri Thomas became one of the first Americans of Puerto Rican descent to win literary acclaim when he published his 1967 memoir Down These Mean Streets. Born John Thomas to Cuban and Puerto Rican parents on … Read MorePiri Thomas (1928-2011)