Alexander J. Opsahl

Independent Historian

Alexander J. Opsahl is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in history.  After living up in Seattle for five years, he has recently moved back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon.  After working for a couple of years, Alex wishes to go back to school for his Masters in Business Administration and eventually own his own business.

Friends of Negro Freedom (1920-1930)

Cover of the Messenger Magazine, 1918 Image Courtesy of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations  The Friends of Negro Freedom (FNF) was created by A. Philip Randolph and … Read MoreFriends of Negro Freedom (1920-1930)

Afro-American Council (1898-1907)

Afro-American Council Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, 1907 Online Archive of Ca., Bancroft Library The Afro-American Council (AAC) was established in Rochester, New York, in September 1898 by newspaper editor T. Thomas Fortune and Bishop Alexander Walters of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.  They envisioned … Read MoreAfro-American Council (1898-1907)