Tabitha Wang

Student 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)

Beaumont Race Riot, 1943

Shipyard Warkers, Beaumont, Texas, ca. 1943 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Beaumont Race Riot of 1943 was sparked by racial tensions that arose in this Texas shipbuilding center during World War II.  The sudden influx of African American workers in industrial jobs in the Beaumont … Read MoreBeaumont Race Riot, 1943

Rodney King Riot, Los Angeles, California (1992)

Building on Fire, Rodney King Riot Image Ownership: Public Domain 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 … Read MoreRodney King Riot, Los Angeles, California (1992)