Student Historian

Gill Sobers-Outlaw was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where he attended Garfield high school. After graduating he journeyed to the southern side of the states to attend college at Clark Atlanta University where he studied Psychology. Gill is best described as a funny, charismatic, self-motivated individual who likes a challenge hence the interest in Psychology. Currently he’s a student at the University of Washington with a Focus in Social Science.

Archie Alphonso Alexander (1888-1958)

African American engineer, architect, and mathematician Archie Alphonso Alexander was born on May 14, 1888 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the oldest of Price Alexander’s and Mary Hamilton Alexander’s nine children. In order to help his educational opportunities, when he was 11 years old Alexander’s family moved … Read MoreArchie Alphonso Alexander (1888-1958)

David “Deacon” Jones (1938-2013)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” National Football League star David “Deacon” Jones was a dominant player in the League.  During Jones’ years on the football field he singlehandedly revolutionized the defensive end position. Throughout his fourteen-year stint in the NFL Jones managed to play in 190 … Read MoreDavid “Deacon” Jones (1938-2013)

Gerald “Jerry” Anderson Lawson (1940-2011)

Computer game innovator Gerald “Jerry” Anderson Lawson was born in Brooklyn, New York on Dec. 1, 1940, and grew up in Queens. His parents, both blue collar workers, encouraged his intellectual pursuits. Lawson’s father was a longshoreman by profession and a voracious reader of science … Read MoreGerald “Jerry” Anderson Lawson (1940-2011)