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.

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)

Villa Lewaro, The Mansion of Madam C.J. Walker (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 MoreVilla Lewaro, The Mansion of Madam C.J. Walker (1916– )