Independent Historian

Karlson Yu is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, double majoring in History and Political Science and expects to graduate in March of 2009. He was born and raised in south Seattle and aspires to get a post-baccalaureates in Political Communication.

Robert Lee Vann (1879-1940)

Robert Lee Vann, newspaper publisher, politician, government official, and civil rights leader, was born on August 27, 1879 in Ahoskie, North Carolina.  He graduated as valedictorian of Waters Training School in Winton, N.C., in 1901, and attended Wayland Academy, Richmond, Virginia between 1901 and 1903.  … Read MoreRobert Lee Vann (1879-1940)

Bill Russell (1934-2022)

Legendary basketball star William Felton (Bill) Russell was a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player and twelve-time All-Star. He was also the centerpiece of the Boston (Massachusetts) Celtics basketball dynasty when his team won eleven NBA championships during his thirteen seasons with the … Read MoreBill Russell (1934-2022)