Alicia J. Rivera is currently an Assistant Professor in history at California State University, Fresno in Fresno, California. She is a registered nurse who in her latter years became interested in American history, particularly in issues of labor and race. Ms. Rivera has received many awards for her work, among them California State, Fresno Social Science’s Dean’s Medal and a Ronald E. McNair Scholarship while attending California State University–Fresno. She holds a BSN from the University of Costa Rica and a BSA and a MA in history from California State University, Fresno. Ms. Rivera’s work has been published in numerous encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia of African American Biography. Her work on the San Diego Superior Court Case, Lemon Grove v. Roberto Alvarez was published in The Journal of Latin/Latino American Studies, (JOLLAS).
Belinda Royall, whose name appears in some documents as Royalle, was born in 1712 in Ghana, Africa. She was kidnapped from her home near the Volta River when she was 12 years old. Her description of her abduction captured in an 1783 petition vividly describes … Read MoreBelinda Royall (1712-?)