Victor Tolly

Student Historian

Victor Tolly is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington.  He is majoring is history and will graduate Fall 2007.  After graduation, Victor plans to continue his education by seeking a master’s degree in education.

Pittsburgh Courier (1907- )

Mrs. Robert L. Vann, Publisher of the Pittsburgh Courier, Presents a Gold Medal and NAACP Life Membership to Indian Prime Minister Jawarhalal Nehru, as NAACP Roy Wilkins Looks On, 1949, New York City © Bettmann/Corbis The Pittsburgh Courier was established in 1907 by Edwin Harleston, … Read MorePittsburgh Courier (1907- )

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (1837-1921)

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was born on May 10, 1837 to parents William Pinchback, a successful Virginia planter, and Eliza Stewart, his former slave. The younger Pinchback was born in Macon, Georgia during the family’s move from Virginia to their new home in Holmes County, … Read MorePinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (1837-1921)

Charles Henry Fuller Jr. (1939- )

Image Courtesy of Center for Program in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania Charles Fuller was born on March 5, 1939 to parents Charles H. Sr. and Lillian Anderson Fuller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Fuller was the oldest of three children, but would see his parents welcome … Read MoreCharles Henry Fuller Jr. (1939- )

General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978)

Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. was born February 11, 1920 to parents Daniel and Lilly Anna James of Pensacola, Florida.  As a young man growing up in the Deep South during the era of Jim Crow, he experienced racism first hand and resolved to overcome discrimination … Read MoreGeneral Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978)