Independent Historian

Cassandra Waggoner graduated from the University of Washington in the Spring of 2008 with a B.A. in history and a B.S. in economics.  She plans to go to graduate school in the Fall of 2010 to get an MBA with a concentration in finance.

The Underground Railroad (1820-1861)

The Underground Railroad was established to aid enslaved people in their escape to freedom.  The railroad was comprised of dozens of secret routes and safe houses originating in the slaveholding states and extending all the way to the Canadian border, the only area where fugitives … Read MoreThe Underground Railroad (1820-1861)

Negro Baseball Leagues (1920-1950)

The Negro Baseball League Minidoc   Baseball was originally played by men in rival athletic clubs for recreation. After the Civil War in 1865, baseball’s popularity increased dramatically. At this early time it was still an amateur sport that attracted all races. There were all-white … Read MoreNegro Baseball Leagues (1920-1950)