Zach Schrempp

Student Historian

Zach Schrempp is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is studying history and civil engineering.

C.R. Patterson & Sons Company (1893-1939)

The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company was a carriage building firm, and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. The company was founded by Charles Richard Patterson, who was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia. His parents were Nancy and Charles … Read MoreC.R. Patterson & Sons Company (1893-1939)

George Jackson (1941-1971)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Author George Jackson is best known for his memoir Soledad Brother, containing the letters that he wrote from prison between 1964 and 1970. George Lester Jackson was born on September 23, 1941, on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. The second … Read MoreGeorge Jackson (1941-1971)

James Forman (1928-2005)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Civil rights leader and political activist James Forman was an instrumental leader in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), sending demonstrators to the South for the Freedom Ride protests. Forman, who was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4th, 1928, lived … Read MoreJames Forman (1928-2005)