Independent Historian

Victor Okocha who grew up in the Skyway area of Seattle is now a senior at the University of Washington, majoring in finance. He is affiliated with many organizations on the UW campus. Currently he is a student outreach ambassador, treasurer for the Association of Black Business Students (ABBS), and a mentor for the Young Executives of Color (YEOC). Victor is a member of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men.

Edith Spurlock Sampson (1901-1979)

Edith Spurlock was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1901. She grew up in a working class family, one of seven children, and attended Pittsburgh’s Peabody High School.  Upon graduation, she married Rufus Sampson, a field agent for Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. After … Read MoreEdith Spurlock Sampson (1901-1979)