Student Historian

Ephrem Yared is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in Human Centered Design and Engineering and minoring in Sociology.  His interests range from African American history to the history of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.  Ephrem was born in Seattle but his parents emigrated from Ethiopia in 1995. He has participated in many volunteer programs at his school from in-school math tutoring to coordinating the ‘Link Leadership’ program. After completing his degree Ephrem hopes to enter the architectural design field.

John Charles Robinson (1903-1954)

John Charles Robinson, nicknamed the Brown Condor, was an African American aviator who fought with the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force against Benito Mussolini and Fascist Italy during the Second Italian-Ethiopian War, 1935–1936. He is also known as the Father of the Tuskegee Airmen for his … Read MoreJohn Charles Robinson (1903-1954)

Ethiopian-Somali War Over the Ogaden Region (1977–1978)

In 1977 Ethiopia and Somalia engaged in a brief territory conflict over the Ogaden region situated between and claimed by both nations. This conflict however held significance greater than most territorial disputes because Ethiopia was backed by the Soviet Union and Somalia was supported by … Read MoreEthiopian-Somali War Over the Ogaden Region (1977–1978)

55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (1863-1865)

The 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was a volunteer regiment made up of men who wanted to enter the already full 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 54th was the first officially recognized black military unit in the … Read More55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (1863-1865)

92nd Infantry Division (1917–1919, 1942–1945)

The 92nd Infantry Division, a military unit of approximately fifteen thousand officers and men, was one of only two all-black divisions to fight in the United States Army in World War I and World War II. The 92nd Division was organized in October 1917 at … Read More92nd Infantry Division (1917–1919, 1942–1945)