Lawrence Dunbar Reddick (1910-1995)

Image Courtesy of Department of Special Collections, W.E.B DuBois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst During his life historian Lawrence Dunbar Reddick used his scholarly expertise to fight for civil rights.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 3, 1910, Reddick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in … Read MoreLawrence Dunbar Reddick (1910-1995)

BlackPast.org (2007- )

Blackpast.org (www.blackpast.org) is the largest web-based free content reference center currently on the Internet that is dedicated primarily to the understanding of African American history and the history of people of African ancestry.  The website’s most popular feature is an online encyclopedia which includes nearly … Read MoreBlackPast.org (2007- )

Luther Porter Jackson (1892-1950)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Luther Porter Jackson was a leading teacher, historian, and active voice of the history of African Americans in the South. Jackson was born in Lexington, Kentucky of former slave parents, Edward and Delilah Jackson, the ninth of twelve children. He attended … Read MoreLuther Porter Jackson (1892-1950)

Alrutheus Ambush Taylor (1893-1955)

Fisk University Franklin Library’s Special Collections A[lrutheus] A[mbush] Taylor, historian, was born in Washington D.C. where he also went through the public school system. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1916 and taught at the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) … Read MoreAlrutheus Ambush Taylor (1893-1955)

William Leo Hansberry (1894-1965)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Historian and anthropologist, William Leo Hansberry began his college education at Atlanta University, but (at the urging of W.E.B. DuBois) he transferred to Harvard in 1917. Based on his reading of classical texts and his study of archeological evidence, Hansberry became … Read MoreWilliam Leo Hansberry (1894-1965)