Independent Historian

Claudia E. Sutherland is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington and is a legal assistant specializing in debtor-creditor work. While working as legal assistant, Claudia developed a passion for helping people get a financial fresh start that they sorely need. She hopes to continue to her interests in consumer law and bankruptcy law by attending law school. While she studied at the University of Washington her interests included Pacific Northwest history, labor history and 20th century U.S. history.

Stono Rebellion (1739)

On Sunday, September 9th, 1739 the British colony of South Carolina was shaken by a slave uprising that culminated with the death of sixty people. Led by an Angolan named Jemmy, a band of twenty slaves organized a rebellion on the banks of the Stono River. After breaking into Hutchinson’s store the band, … Read MoreStono Rebellion (1739)

Meta Warrick Fuller (1877-1968)

Meta Warrick Fuller was a black female artist who specialized in sculpture. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877, her career peaked during America’s Gilded Age, a time when more women were trained as artists than ever before. She attended the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial … Read MoreMeta Warrick Fuller (1877-1968)