Marc Arsell Robinson

Academic Historian

Marc Arsell Robinson is Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Whitworth University, where he teaches courses on African-American History, US History, and contemporary social inequality.  He earned a PhD in American Studies from Washington State University and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Washington.  His research focuses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, student activism, and African Americans in the Northwest.  He is the author of “The Black Campus Movement in the Evergreen State: The Black Student Union at the University of Washington and Washington State University, 1967-1969,” in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 103:2 (Spring 2012): 55-66.  He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.

Pulaski Race Riot, 1868

Founding the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee, 1866 Image Ownership: Public domain The Pulaski Race Riot occurred in Pulaski, Tennessee on January 7, 1868, when local whites shot, and killed or wounded, six African American men.  The origin of the riot was a conflict that began with two men … Read MorePulaski Race Riot, 1868

Elson S. Floyd (1956–2015)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Elson S. Floyd was the first African American president of three universities, a visionary leader, and a skilled statesman. Elson Sylvester Floyd was born on February 29, 1956, in Henderson, North Carolina. He was raised in this racially segregated town where … Read MoreElson S. Floyd (1956–2015)

Tulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Dr. Tulinabo S. Mushingi is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.  After nomination by President Barack Obama and his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mushingi arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and began … Read MoreTulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )