Independent Historian

Cory Turner is an undergraduate at the University of Washington who will graduate in June 2014 with a bachelors in political science, concentrating in law.

Eddie Robinson (1919-2007)

With 408 career victories at Grambling State University, Eddie Robinson is the most successful football coach in Division I history. In 1985 he surpassed Paul William “Bear” Bryant’s record set at Alabama with 324 wins.  Under Robinson, the Grambling Tigers posted three undefeated seasons, seven … Read MoreEddie Robinson (1919-2007)

Robert “Bob” Gibson (1935-2020)

Famous Major League baseball pitcher Robert “Bob” Gibson was Pack and Victoria Gibson’s seventh child born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. Pack died three months before Bob Gibson was born.  Young Gibson suffered with asthma, pneumonia, rickets, hay fever, and a rheumatic heart. He … Read MoreRobert “Bob” Gibson (1935-2020)

African Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1805- )

Officially founded on August 8, 1805 by the Reverend Thomas Paul, The African Baptist Church is the oldest black church in Massachusetts.  The first meeting of the congregants took place around 1800.  Thomas Paul and Scipio Dalton formed the African Baptist Church after a group … Read MoreAfrican Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1805- )