David Taylor

Independent Historian

David Taylor is a retired full professor of history and former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. His Ph.D. in History of African People is from the University of Minnesota, while his master’s degree is also in history from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the author of two books – African Americans in Minnesota, Minnesota History Press, 2001 and Cap Wigington: Architectural Legacy in Ice and Stone, Minnesota History Press, 2002. He is also the author of numerous articles and consulting historian on several documentaries.

Clarence Wesley Wigington (1883-1967)

Clarence Wesley Wigington, architect, was born April 21, 1883 in Lawrence, Kansas to Wesley Wigington and Jennie Mary Roberts.  He was the fourth of twelve children. Between 1884 and 1908 the family moved seven times finally settling in Omaha, Nebraska where young Wigington was raised … Read MoreClarence Wesley Wigington (1883-1967)

John Quincy [“J. Q.”] Adams (1848-1922)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Educator, newspaper publisher and politician John Quincy Adams is best known as the editor of the Western Appeal/The Appeal of St. Paul, Minnesota. He held the position from 1886 to 1922. John Quincy Adams was born free in Louisville, Kentucky, on … Read MoreJohn Quincy [“J. Q.”] Adams (1848-1922)