Brittany Rogers

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.

William Henry Johnson (1901-1970)

William Henry Johnson was an African American expressionist painter.  He was born on March 18, 1901 in Florence, South Carolina to mother Alice Smoot Johnson (known as “Mom Alice” or “Aunt Alice”) and father Henry Johnson.  William H. Johnson was the oldest of five children: … Read MoreWilliam Henry Johnson (1901-1970)

Florence Cole-Talbert (1890-1961)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Florence Cole-Talbert was an African American soprano singer.  Cole-Talbert was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 17, 1890 as one of two daughters to parents Thomas A. Cole and Sadie (Chandler) Cole.  She was born into a family of musicians and … Read MoreFlorence Cole-Talbert (1890-1961)

Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (1866-1930)

Image Ownership: Public Domain 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 … Read MoreJoseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (1866-1930)

Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford (1868-1960)

Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford in 1903 Image Ownership: Public Domain Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford was a Victorian feminist who dedicated her life to the education of girls in Sierra Leone.  Born on June 2, 1868 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Casely Hayford was the second youngest … Read MoreAdelaide Smith Casely Hayford (1868-1960)

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 and Nancy Jane Todd Courtesy of Kansas Collection, University of Kansas Library 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 … Read MoreLucinda “Cindy” Wilson Todd (1903-1996)