Independent Historian

Wallace Yvonne Tollette is a professional speaker, author, historian, and publisher. She began her career as a secondary public school teacher in Denver and Jefferson County Public Schools where she was also the forensics coach. She holds a B.A. in English, speech and drama and an M.A. in communication and theatre, each from the University of Colorado. Tollette is the co-author (with Paul Stewart) of Black Cowboys, (1986) and author of Our Beginnings: A History of the Epworth United Methodist Church, (1989).

Her company, Western Images Publications, established in 1989, has published five books featuring leaders from across the State and nation. Tollette also served as administrator for three years and as executive director for six years of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center in Denver.