Independent Historian

Rich Mealey is a senior at the University of Washington (2012) majoring in Social Sciences.  Mealey grew up in New England, but has lived in the American West for all of his adult life, Anchorage, Las Vegas, San Diego, and the Seattle areas.

He is a US Air Force veteran, and a former Software Engineer.  Today he is a freelance photographer, and also helps to provide opportunities for low-income and homeless citizens by partnering with the Seattle street paper REAL CHANGE as a contributing news photographer. He enjoys lifelong learning.  When he is not working and is not in school, Rich spends time travelling, taking photos, or relaxing with friends and family.

Allen E. Broussard (1929-1996)

As a young activist, Allen Broussard fought for racial justice, equal opportunity, and civil liberties.  Those campaigns inspired him to study the law.  He connected with the community throughout his career as an attorney, judge, and committee member.  Broussard authored key opinions on the death … Read MoreAllen E. Broussard (1929-1996)

Charles H. Harris (“Teenie”) (1908-1998)

Charles H. “Teenie” Harris, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Hill District, was best known for his photographs taken during his four-decade long career at the Pittsburgh Courier.  Harris was born July 2, 1908 to Ella Mae and William Harris, the youngest of three brothers.  … Read MoreCharles H. Harris (“Teenie”) (1908-1998)

Albina Ministerial Alliance (ca. 1964- )

The Albina Ministerial Alliance is an umbrella group that represents 125 churches in North and Northeast Portland, Oregon. It was founded in the early 1960s by two ministers, Rev. John Jackson and Rev. O.B. Williams. The majority of churches represented in the Albina Ministerial Alliance … Read MoreAlbina Ministerial Alliance (ca. 1964- )