Cory Turner

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.

Lieutenant James Tim Brymn (1881-1946)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Often referred to as “Mr. Jazz Himself,” Lieutenant James Tim Brymn was a conductor, a musical director of several George Walker and Bert Williams Shows, and bandleader of the all African American 350th Field Artillery Regiment Band during World War I. … Read MoreLieutenant James Tim Brymn (1881-1946)

Eddie Robinson (1919-2007)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" 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 … Read MoreEddie Robinson (1919-2007)

Robert “Bob” Gibson (1935- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" 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 … Read MoreRobert “Bob” Gibson (1935- )

African Baptist Church [Boston] (1805- )

African Meeting House First Site of the African Baptist Church "Image Ownership: Public Domain" 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 … Read MoreAfrican Baptist Church [Boston] (1805- )