Kyle Rex

Student Historian

Kyle Rex grew up in the western United States, and is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Washington. Upon graduation, he hopes to promote social justice and teach high school students.

Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas (1995- )

Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas is an artistic gymnast who became the first African American and woman of color in Olympic history to become the all-around individual champion during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Douglas was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia to parents Timothy Douglas and … Read MoreGabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas (1995- )

Otis Webb Brawley (1959- )

Image Courtesy of Kaiser Health News Otis Brawley is an American physician, oncologist, researcher, author, and health care reform advocate, who is currently the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society (the largest non-profit health-oriented charity in the … Read MoreOtis Webb Brawley (1959- )

Tarea Hall Pittman (1903-1991)

Tarea Hall Pittman Broadcasting her “Negroes in the News” Program from Oakland Radio Station, KDIA, May 1973 Image Courtesy of Earl Warren Oral History Project,UC-Berkeley Tarea (Ty) Hall Pittman was a civil rights worker, social worker, and community activist. Born in Bakersfield, California in 1903, … Read MoreTarea Hall Pittman (1903-1991)