Independent Historian

Samuel Momodu is a 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 a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Tennessee State University in May 2016. He received his Master of Arts Degree in history from Southern New Hampshire University in June 2019. Momodu’s main interest areas in history are African and African American History. His passion for learning more about black history has made him continue to contribute to writing history for Blackpast.org for the last couple of years where he wrote hundreds of entries for the website. Momodu has also worked as a history tour guide at Andrew Jackson the Hermitage in the past and history instructor at his alumni Tennessee State University. His passion for history has also helped him to continue his education as he currently attends Liberty University working on his Ph.D. in history online hoping to be a university professor or professional historian in the future.

Nathaniel “Nate” Thurmond (1941–2016)

Nathaniel “Nate” Thurmond was an American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for fourteen years (1963–1977) as a power forward and center with the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Thurmond was a seven-time All-Star and was selected for … Read MoreNathaniel “Nate” Thurmond (1941–2016)

Scottie Maurice Pippen (1965– )

“Image Ownership: Steve Lipofsky of Basketballphoto.com” Scottie Maurice Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player formerly with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Pippen was best known for playing with the Chicago Bulls, teaming with Michael Jordan to lead them to win six NBA championships … Read MoreScottie Maurice Pippen (1965– )

Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809–1876)

Joseph Jenkins Roberts was the first (1848-1856) and seventh (1872-1876) president of Liberia. Roberts was born free in Norfolk, Virginia on March 15, 1809. His father was of Welsh origin, and his mother, Amelia, was described as a mulatto. His mother married a free black … Read MoreJoseph Jenkins Roberts (1809–1876)