KC Washington

Independent Historian
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KC Washington is an independent historian. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College.

She is the author of “Mourning Becomes Her: a novella” (Harlem Writer’s Guild Press, 2006). Her debut novel explores the life of a Black actress bound for Broadway. She has also written many articles on travel, feminism, and African American culture, including “The Queen of Happiness” (Speaking Is Easy Blog, May 23, 2018) and “Beyhive Stingers Up: From Feminism to Womanism and Back Again” (NOW-NYC Blog “whatNOW”, May 6, 2016).

A native of San Jose, California and a resident of New York City and Sacheon, South Korea, she specializes in the history of Blacks in the arts and Civil Rights.

Ms. Washington is currently shopping her 1920s, Harlem-based historical mystery Speaking Is Easy: A Harlow Ophelia Jackson Mystery.

The Thibodaux Massacre (November 23, 1887)

The Thibodaux Massacre took place in Thibodaux, Louisiana on November 23, 1887. Black sugar workers, determined to unionize for a living wage, chose to combine their minimal power during the crucial harvest season. Instead, their actions sparked a massacre. With echoes of the bondage their … Read MoreThe Thibodaux Massacre (November 23, 1887)