Kelly Trsek

Student Historian

Kelly Trsek is a student at the University of Washington, where she is studying history, German and mathematics.  After getting a Master’s in Teaching, she hopes to join the Peace Corps and then become a teacher.  She plans on working to make education equitable for all children in America.

James P. Comer (1934- )

Image Courtesy Michael Marsland/Yale University James Pierpont Comer, a leading black child psychiatrist and educational reformer, was born into a working class family in East Chicago, Indiana on September 25, 1934.  Although his parents, Maggie and Hugh Comer, had little education themselves, they strongly supported … Read MoreJames P. Comer (1934- )

First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, California (1872- )

The First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church is today the oldest and one of the largest African American congregations in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1872 by Bridget (Biddy) Mason who arrived as a slave in Los Angeles with her owner in 1856. However, … Read MoreFirst African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, California (1872- )

Lawrence Dunbar Reddick (1910-1995)

Image Courtesy of Department of Special Collections, W.E.B DuBois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst During his life historian Lawrence Dunbar Reddick used his scholarly expertise to fight for civil rights.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 3, 1910, Reddick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in … Read MoreLawrence Dunbar Reddick (1910-1995)