Independent Historian

Tabitha C. Wang is a history major at the University of Washington, Seattle.  She enjoys playing video games, reading, photography, and cooking.  She currently lives in North Seattle.

Scipio Africanus Jones (1863-1943)

Scipio Africanus Jones was a prominent Arkansas African American defense attorney in the late 19th and early 20th century.  He opposed Arkansas’s Jim Crow laws and successfully argued cases before the United States Supreme Court between 1913 and 1925.  Known for his pro bono work for impoverished African American defendants, Jones … Read MoreScipio Africanus Jones (1863-1943)

Rodney King Riot, Los Angeles, California (1992)

The Rodney King Riot of 1992 occurred in Los Angeles, California in response to a highly publicized incident of police brutality.  Rodney King, who had worked as a Dodgers Stadium usher, was arrested on charges of speeding, driving while intoxicated, and failing to yield.  The … Read MoreRodney King Riot, Los Angeles, California (1992)