Jiwon Amy Yoo

Student Historian

Jiwon Amy Yoo earned her Bachelors degree in History at the University of Washington in 2009.  She now attends Teachers College at Columbia University for her Masters in Teaching Social Sciences.


Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (1942– )

Jacob Zuma is the 4th president of post-apartheid South Africa and a member of the African National Congress (ANC). He held the presidency for nine years from 2009 to 2018 until he was ousted under a shroud of scandals and corruption. Before his presidency, Zuma worked with other African nationalists … Read MoreJacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (1942– )

William H. Wilson (? — ?)

William H. Wilson established The Northwest Enterprise, a Seattle, Washington weekly newspaper for the African American community, in 1920 and continued to be its editor until 1935.  He also served as a board member of Seattle’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of … Read MoreWilliam H. Wilson (? — ?)

Miles College (1905– )

Miles College is a private, four-year Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Fairfield, Alabama, about six miles west of downtown Birmingham.  The school was founded in 1905 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (now called Christian Methodist Episcopal Church or CME Church), but … Read MoreMiles College (1905– )

Fayetteville State University (1867– )

Image Ownership: Public Domain   Fayetteville State University is a historically black institution of the University of North Carolina system located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  It is the second oldest higher education institution in North Carolina and was founded in 1867 as Howard School in … Read MoreFayetteville State University (1867– )

Delaware State University (1891– )

Delaware State University is a public historically black university with its main campus in Dover and two other campuses in Wilmington and Georgetown.  The school was established in 1891 as State College for Colored Students after passage of the Morrill Act of 1890 which gave … Read MoreDelaware State University (1891– )

Alabama State University (1867– )

  Lincoln Normal School, Predecessor to Alabama State University Image Ownership: Public Domain Alabama State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Montgomery, Alabama.  Founded less than two years after the end of the Civil War as the Lincoln Normal School in … Read MoreAlabama State University (1867– )

Alabama A&M University (1875– )

Alabama A&M Front Gate Image Ownership: Public Domain Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (Alabama A & M) University is a historically black university located in the city of Normal, Alabama.  The school began in 1875 when Alabama officials used the Morrill Act of 1862 allowing state … Read MoreAlabama A&M University (1875– )

Florida Memorial University (1879- )

Florida Memorial University is a private university located in Miami, Florida and is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Southern Florida.  The school’s history dates back to two separate institutions, the Florida Baptist Institute which was founded in 1879, and Florida Baptist … Read MoreFlorida Memorial University (1879- )

Darwin T. Turner (1931- 1991)

Darwin Theodore Troy Turner was an African American literature critic, a poet, and an English professor who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 7, 1931.  His grandfather, Charles H. Turner, was the first African American psychologist; his father, Darwin Romanes Turner, was a pharmacist; … Read MoreDarwin T. Turner (1931- 1991)