Student Historian

Taylor Beardemphl is currently a Senior at Northwest University. She is an undergraduate student working toward a major in History and two minors in English. On her own time, she plays on her university’s soccer team and spends time reading. She plans to continue to write in the future.

Chris Dickerson (1939-2021)

Chris Dickerson, born Henri Christophe Dickerson, was the first African American to become Mr. America. He was born August 25, 1939, the youngest of triples, in Montgomery, Alabama. After his parents’ divorce, Dickerson entered a Quaker boarding school in Ohio, where he gained an interest … Read MoreChris Dickerson (1939-2021)