Johnetta Richards

Academic Historian

Johnetta Gladys Richards is a Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has presented a number of papers at historical conferences, workshops and forums. Her article is “Fundamentally Determined; James and Esther Jackson and the Southern Negro Youth Congress, 1937-1940” was published in 2008 by Routledge Press.

Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1949)

The Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC) was formed in 1937 by young people who had attended the National Negro Congress (NNC) in Chicago, Illinois in 1936 and wanted to implement its call for action. These young leaders, including veteran activists James Jackson, Helen Gray, Esther … Read MoreSouthern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1949)

Howard Thurman (1900-1981)

Image Courtesy of National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Howard Thurman was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th Century.  Born on November 18, 1900 in Daytona Beach, Florida, Howard Thurman was raised by his grandmother who had been a slave.  … Read MoreHoward Thurman (1900-1981)