Victoria Bishop

Student Historian

Victoria (Tori) Bishop is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle. She will graduate in 2013, having double-majored in Law, Societies and Justice and History with a minor in Human Rights. Her primary interest in her studies have been topics relating to American history during the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. She plans to attend law school starting fall of 2013.

Natalie Leota Hinderas (1927-1987)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Concert pianist Natalie Hinderas was born Natalie Leota Henderson on June 15, 1927, to parents Abram Henderson and Leota Palmer Henderson in Oberlin, Ohio. Hinderas came from a family of accomplished musicians.  Her great-grandfather had been a bandleader and teacher, her … Read MoreNatalie Leota Hinderas (1927-1987)

Jefferson A. Beaver (1908-1991)

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Beaver Attending the President John F. Kennedy Inauguration Ball, 1961 Image Courtesy of Jeffrey Beaver Jefferson August Beaver, banker, businessman, local politician, and civil rights activist, was born in Warren, Arkansas on May 20, 1908 to parents Rev. Robert Jefferson Beaver, … Read MoreJefferson A. Beaver (1908-1991)

Steven A. Horsford (1973- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Former Nevada State Senator and recently elected United States Representative, Steven Alexzander Horsford was born on April 29, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Horsford became head of his household at ten years old, taking care of his younger siblings while his … Read MoreSteven A. Horsford (1973- )

Samuel L. Jackson (1948- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Actor Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to factory worker Elizabeth Jackson. His father abandoned his mother shortly after Jackson’s birth and then died of alcoholism. Jackson and his mother moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where … Read MoreSamuel L. Jackson (1948- )