Andre Wooten

Independent Historian

Andre Wooten, a native of Seattle,
obtained a B.A. in world history at Reed
College and a J.D. from
the University of Washington Law School. 
He then worked for KCTS Channel 9, the educational public television station in Seattle. He began practicing law as a Deputy Corporation
Counsel for the City of Seattle and taught
African-American History and Constitutional Law, for the University of Washington
Black Studies Department.

In 1985 Wooten established a litigation practice in Civil Rights, Criminal
Defense, and Personal Injury law in Honolulu.
He is a co-founder and former president of the African American Lawyers
Association of Hawaii. In 1988, as President of the Afro-American Association
of Hawaii, he successfully lobbied the Hawaii State Legislature for passage of
the Martin Luther King, Jr. state holiday and the creation of the Hawaii Civil
Rights Commission.

He and his wife, Daphne Barbee-Wooten, formed Amen Rasta I Production
Enterprises, which creates, produced and distributed over fifty educational
International African history videos 
worldwide, beginning with the Nile
Valley civilizations of Nubia, KMT-Egypt, and Kush.  In December 2002, a Hawaii Federal Jury
awarded Wooten’s client, $1,055,000.00 in damages, the largest civil rights
violation award for a black person in Hawaii
history.   

                          

Paul Bogle (1822-1865)

Paul Bogle led the last large scale armed Jamaican rebellion for voting rights and an end to legal discrimination and economic oppression against African Jamaicans.  Because of his efforts Bogle was recognized as a national hero in Jamaica in 1969.  His face appears on the … Read MorePaul Bogle (1822-1865)

Samuel Sharpe (ca. 1780-1832)

Samuel Sharpe on the $50 Jamaican Banknote Image Ownership: Public Domain Samuel “Sam” Sharpe (or “Daddy Sharpe”) led a rebellion which led to the end of legal slavery in the British colony of Jamaica.  Records of who his parents were have been lost.  Sharpe was … Read MoreSamuel Sharpe (ca. 1780-1832)

Howard A. Wooten (1920-1948)

Image Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives Tuskegee Airman Howard Adolphus Wooten was born on April 20, 1920 in Lovelady, Texas to parents Johnnie C. Morris Wooten and Howard L. Wooten.  His father was the principal of the “colored school” in Lovelady, a town 100 … Read MoreHoward A. Wooten (1920-1948)

Charles Moorehead Stokes (1903-1996)

Charles Moorehead Stokes, one of three sons of Rev. Norris Jefferson Stokes and Myrtle Garner Stokes, was born on February 1, 1903 in Pratt, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas Law School in 1931 and soon after opened his law practice in Pratt … Read MoreCharles Moorehead Stokes (1903-1996)