Selorm Tamakloe

Student Historian

Selorm Tamakloe is currently a sophomore at the University of Washington, Seattle, pursuing a double degree in Biochemistry and Dance with the aspiration of becoming a pediatrician. Because Selorm was born and raised Ghana, she is still learning about the abundance and variety of culture available here in the United States with the African American community being one of the most fascinating to her.  In her pursuit of this learning and understanding she realizes the old saying that we are similar and yet very different.

Joe Brazil (1927-2008)

Joe Brazil (Speaking) Image Ownership: Public domain Joseph Brazil was an American jazz saxophonist and educator born August 25, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. He taught jazz at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, and co-founded the music curriculum at the University of Washington in the … Read MoreJoe Brazil (1927-2008)

Beatriz Nascimento (1942-1995)

Image Ownership: Public domain Brazilian political activist Beatriz Nascimento was born on July 12, 1942, to Rubina Pereira do Nascimento and Francisco Xavier de Nascimento in Aracaju, capital of the Northeast Brazilian state of Sergipe. She migrated with her family, including ten brothers to Rio … Read MoreBeatriz Nascimento (1942-1995)

Al Jarreau (1940-2017)

Image Ownership: Public domain Commonly known as Al Jarreau, Alwin Lopez Jarreau was an African-American jazz singer and musician who received a total of seven Grammy Awards. Jarreau is best known for participating in the charity song “We Are the World” and his 1981 album … Read MoreAl Jarreau (1940-2017)

Shirley Bassey (1937– )

Image Ownership: Public domain One of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the twentieth century, Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer best known for recording the theme song to three James Bond movies: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, … Read MoreShirley Bassey (1937– )

Mansion of Madame CJ Walker Villa Lewaro (1916– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Villa Lewaro, built by Madam C.J. Walker from 1918 to 1918, is a thirty-four-room, 20,000-square-foot mansion located at Fargo Lane and North Broadway in Irvington, New York. The estate is situated near the resident of the Franklin D. Roosevelt family on … Read MoreMansion of Madame CJ Walker Villa Lewaro (1916– )