Dianne Washington

Independent Historian

Dianne Washington is a native of New York City with family roots in the Gullah tradition and people of South Carolina and Georgia.  Historian since birth, representative of the Ancestors, Washington has been active in the entertainment community.  She has worked at the Negro Ensemble Company for a number of years in Development and Fundraising.  Washington currently resides in New York City.

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (1890-1976)

Educator Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, African American educator, clergyman, administrator, and public speaker, was born on January 4, 1891, in Paris, Tennessee, the son of Reverend Wyatt J. Johnson, a former slave. Johnson learned through his parents’ example the muscle of self-determination, discipline, scholarship, and integrity. … Read MoreMordecai Wyatt Johnson (1890-1976)