Anna Micklin

Independent Historian

Anna T. Micklin is a 2008 graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. At Evergreen she focused on expressive arts and cultural studies, specifically Francophone history, literature, art history and philosophy; including an independent project on The Negritude Movement. At UW she has been able to bridge these studies with her focus on African-American history and her continuing study of the French language. In 2006, Anna studied language and art-history in France, where she did research on the Franco-African art communities in Paris. She hopes to continue her work with a career in multi-cultural education and community-based arts.

Félix Houphouet-Boigny (1905-1993)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Félix Houphouet-Boigny was born near Yamoussoukro, the southern part of the Ivory Coast, on October 18, 1905. His father was a Boulé tribal chief and a wealthy cocoa farmer. At five years old Houphouet-Boigny inherited his father’s chief status and … Read MoreFélix Houphouet-Boigny (1905-1993)

Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Scholar, African traditionalist poet, and Senegal’s first president, Léopold Sédar Senghor was born on October 9, 1906 in Joal, Senegal. His father, Basie Diogoye Senghor, was a Malinké landowner. His mother, Gnilane Bakhoum, came from a Christian Fulani family. They … Read MoreLéopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Psychiatrist and anti-colonial cultural theorist, Frantz Fanon was born in the French West Indies, in Fort-de-France, Martinique on July 20, 1925. His father, Félix Casimir Fanon, was a black customs service inspector. His mother, Eléanore Médélice, was half French and owned … Read MoreFrantz Fanon (1925-1961)