Student Historian

Sumaya Addish is a first-year student at the University of Washington, Seattle. Planning to study biochemistry, Sumaya is interested in creating innovative and safe therapeutics for underserved communities around the world. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading novels, and spending time with family and friends.

African Immigration to the United States (1965- )

The four century (1460-1860) transatlantic slave trade is responsible for the involuntary migration of 388,000 enslaved Africans to the United States according to historians’ best estimates. However, the U.S. has witnessed a much larger influx of voluntary African migration since the 1960s. Whether it was … Read MoreAfrican Immigration to the United States (1965- )

Freweyni Asress (?- )

Environmental and social justice activist Freweyni Asress of Gondar, Ethiopia runs the Instagram account @ZeroWasteHabesha, with which she documents her progress toward a zero-waste lifestyle, alongside encouraging and facilitating conversations on topics such as Black ecology, race, and colonization. Defined by academics J.T. Roane and … Read MoreFreweyni Asress (?- )

1) Cancer Alley, Louisiana (1987- )

When residents of St. Gabriel, Louisiana took note of the large number of fellow community members being diagnosed with cancer along Jacobs Drive, the community nicknamed the street “Cancer Alley.” As the number of cancer cases steadily grew within their community and across the state, … Read More1) Cancer Alley, Louisiana (1987- )