Independent Historian

Brittany Rose Rogers is currently pursuing a B.A. at the University of Washington, Seattle, focusing on French Language and Literature and Public Education.  After finishing her undergraduate degree she will begin working toward her M.A. through the University of Washington’s Elementary Teacher Education program.  She is interested in learning about education in high need schools and looks forward to working with children from diverse backgrounds.  She plans to receive an endorsement in ELL/ESL (English language learner/ English as a second language). Rogers looks forward to starting graduate school in the summer.

Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (1866-1930)

Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford was a West African barrister, author, and political leader who dedicated his life to helping improve conditions for the people of West Africa. Casely Hayford was born on September 3, 1866, the youngest of three sons to parents Reverend John de … Read MoreJoseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (1866-1930)

Kansas State Colored Convention (1863)

The first Kansas State Colored Convention was a call from black Kansans to be granted a future of “Liberty, Justice and Equality” under the United States government.  The first Kansas Colored Convention was held in Leavenworth, Kansas on October 13-16, 1863 in the African Methodist … Read MoreKansas State Colored Convention (1863)

Lucinda “Cindy” Wilson Todd (1903-1996)

Lucinda Todd was a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) activist in Topeka, Kansas who fought for school integration.  Todd was born in Litchfield, Kansas on May 31, 1903 to parents who were part of the 1879 mass movement of black farmers … Read MoreLucinda “Cindy” Wilson Todd (1903-1996)