Kate Meakin

Student Historian

Kate Meakin is an international exchange student studying at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her major is in American Studies and she is undertaking a four year undergraduate degree, studying predominantly at the University of Hull in England. She is interested in social and political history and culture, particularly regarding civil rights and social justice in the United States. After she graduates, she hopes to work with Teach for America or within similar organisations across the United States.

 

Samuel DeWitt Proctor (1921-1997)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Educator and theologian Samuel DeWitt Proctor was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 13, 1921. Both of his grandparents had received a university education, which was considered unusual for the time. Proctor as a child attended the Congregational Church in Norfolk … Read MoreSamuel DeWitt Proctor (1921-1997)

Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins (1952 – )

Image Courtesy of Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins In 1994 Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was elected the first African American president of the National League of Women Voters.  She became at that time the 15th president of the League in its 74 year history. A … Read MoreCarolyn Jefferson-Jenkins (1952 – )

Watts, California (1903- )

Watts, one of the most famous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California, is located approximately seven miles southeast of downtown.  Originally part of the Rancho La Tajauta Mexican land grant, Watts was incorporated in 1903 and began to grow as a community in 1907, when the … Read MoreWatts, California (1903- )