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.
Image Courtesy of The History Cooperative William Pickens was born January 15, 1881 in Anderson County, South Carolina. His parents were liberated slaves who migrated to Arkansas when he was a young boy. Young Pickens worked in cotton fields and in sawmills while attending the … Read MoreWilliam Pickens (1881-1954)