Victor Okocha

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)

Vertner Woodson Tandy (1885-1949)

Vertner Woodson Tandy was born in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was educated at the Candler School.  He gained an understanding of construction by watching his father build and develop homes in Lexington. These early experiences with his father led Tandy to an interest in architecture. … Read MoreVertner Woodson Tandy (1885-1949)