Darhian Mills

Student Historian

Darhian Mills is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Communications with a minor in Spanish. After running track for three years, Darhian is now a hurdler on the UW Track & Field team. Once she completes her degree she hopes to continue on with her track career while also entering into the field of Public Relations.

Deep Greenwood (Tulsa), Oklahoma (1906–)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, grew into the most famous and prosperous black urban community in the United States during the early 1900s. Dubbed the “Negro Wall Street” by educator Booker T. Washington, this community had a flourishing population that … Read MoreDeep Greenwood (Tulsa), Oklahoma (1906–)

Knoxville Race Riot (1919)

Maurice Franklin Mays, Central Figure in the Knoxville Riot "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Knoxville Race Riot in Knoxville, Tennessee, was one of several race riots that took place in the “Red Summer” of 1919. The so-called “Red Summer” of 1919 was a series of … Read MoreKnoxville Race Riot (1919)

Samuel Bruce (Sam) Martin (1915–1944)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" In 1942 Sam Martin Bruce was a second lieutenant assigned to the 99th Pursuit Squadron, a unit piloted by men who were part of the Tuskegee Airmen. They were the African American pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and … Read MoreSamuel Bruce (Sam) Martin (1915–1944)

Deborah Prothrow-Stith (1954– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Deborah Prothrow-Stith is a nationally known leader for public health awareness and violence prevention in youth. Her 1991 book, Deadly Consequences: How Violence is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving the Problem, was one of the first … Read MoreDeborah Prothrow-Stith (1954– )

Mellody Hobson (1969– )

Mellody Hobson and George Lucas "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments (AI), which was founded in 1983 by John W. Rogers, Jr. With the continued growth of the African American middle class, the number of black investors has risen. … Read MoreMellody Hobson (1969– )