George Tamblyn is a Ph.D. candidate in African American history at the University of Washington where he works with Professor Quintard Taylor. His current project, Race and Courts Martial during the Korean War examines the military justice system as applied to white and black soldiers serving in Korea. The paper is part of a larger study of race and the military in the 20th Century. Tamblyn, a retired attorney with more than 30 years of practice, received an MSc. Degree in 2000 from the University of Edinburgh in World War II Studies. While there he wrote as his thesis Winston Churchill and the Bombing of Germany. Tamblyn teaches American, World, African American and Military history in various community colleges and universities including Seattle Pacific University and Washington State University.
He was a black pioneer in sports long before Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and even the legendary Jack Johnson. He did not play baseball as Robinson did, nor was he a pugilist as were Johnson and Louis, and although he participated in a … Read MoreMarshall W. Taylor (1878-1932)