Ross Coen

Student Historian

Ross Coen is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Washington where he writes about the political, social, and environmental history of the American West. He is the author of three books, including Fu-Go: The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America, published by University of Nebraska Press in 2014. Since 2016, he has served as the editor of Alaska History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Alaska Historical Society. He lives in Edmonds, Washington.

Lisa Gelobter (1971- )

Lisa Gelobter is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and technology executive. Gelobter worked on several pioneering internet technologies, and she is credited with developing the animation used to create GIFs. She served as the Chief Digital Service Officer for the U.S. Department of Education during the … Read MoreLisa Gelobter (1971- )

Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns are all-white communities, neighborhoods, or counties that exclude Blacks and other minorities through the use of discriminatory laws, harassment, and threats or use of violence. The name derives from the posted and verbal warnings issued to Blacks that although they might be allowed … Read MoreSundown Towns