Student Historian

Sundus Ahmed is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in International Studies at the Henry Jackson School. She was born in Seattle, Washington to Somali immigrant parents. Her interest in Black History began as a pursuit to learn more about her own culture as a Somali American. Sundus strongly believes that knowing your history is important in molding your future. After graduation, she hopes to work abroad to further her learning about the international world.

Meredith C. Gourdine (1929-1998)

Meredith C. Gourdine was an American engineer, athlete, and inventor. He primarily focused on electrogasdynamics systems which refer to generating energy from the motion of gas molecules that have been electrically charged under pressure. He is considered a pioneer in the field and specialized in … Read MoreMeredith C. Gourdine (1929-1998)

William Augustus Hinton (1883-1959)

William Augustus Hinton was an American bacteriologist and the first Black Professor at Harvard University. Hinton was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 15, 1883, to former slaves Maria Clark and Augustus Hinton. He spent his formative years in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended the … Read MoreWilliam Augustus Hinton (1883-1959)