Samuel Momodu

Independent Historian

Samuel Momodu is native of Nashville, Tennessee where he was born and raised. Momodu received his Associate of Arts Degree in History from Nashville State Community College in December 2014 and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Tennessee State University in May 2016. Momodu’s main interest areas in history are African and African American History. He enjoys reading and researching about events that occurred in the past. He currently attends Southern New Hampshire University working on his Master of Arts Degree in History.

Phillip Pannell Jr. (1973-1990)

Phillip Pannell Jr., a 16-year-old African American, was shot and killed by Teaneck, New Jersey Police Officer Gary Spath on April 10, 1990. Pannell’s death contributed to the growing awareness of police misconduct across the United States as related to young African Americans and helped … Read MorePhillip Pannell Jr. (1973-1990)

Kathryn Johnston (1914-2006)

On November 21, 2006, Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old African American woman, was killed by undercover police officers at her home in Atlanta, Georgia. The killing contributed to the demands for police reform and accountability that helped inspire the Black Lives Matter Movement seven years later. … Read MoreKathryn Johnston (1914-2006)