Independent Historian

Multiple business owner Euell Nielsen was born on November 3, 1973, in Sewell, New Jersey. The youngest daughter of scientist and author Eustace A. Dixon II and travel agent Eleanor Forman, Euell was an early reader and began tutoring at The Verbena Ferguson Tutoring Center for Adults at the age of 13. She has owned and operated over five different companies in the past 20 years including Show and Touch, Stitch This, Get Twisted, and Island Treazures.

Euell is a Veteran of the U.S. Army (Reserves) and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is also Historian at First African Presbyterian Church, the nation’s oldest African-American Presbyterian church. Euell is also a photographer, storyteller, and a historical re-enactor, portraying the lives of many women she has written about. Euell has been writing for Blackpast.org since 2014, and was given an award from the site in 2016 for her multiple entries. She currently lives in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The 1972 Southern University Shooting

Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the largest historically Black college in the nation. In 1970, over 10,000 Black students attended the university. Although the school president and most of the administration were Black, the university itself was under the control of the Louisiana … Read MoreThe 1972 Southern University Shooting

Rose Royce (1970- )

Rose Royce is an R&B group founded during the 1970s in Los Angeles, California. Original members of the group were Henry Garner (drums), Kenny Copeland (lead vocals, trumpet), Kenji Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Terral “Terry” Santiel (congas), Lequeint “Duke” Jobe (bass), Michael Moore (saxophone), Freddie … Read MoreRose Royce (1970- )