Tony Gleaton (1948-2015)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Leo Antony "Tony" Gleaton is an African American photographer, scholar, and artist who is best known for his photographic images capturing and documenting the African influence in the American West and Central and South America. Gleaton, the youngest son of an … Read MoreTony Gleaton (1948-2015)

Elizabeth A. Parkhill Gloucester (1817-1883)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Elizabeth A. Parkhill Gloucester, the wife of the Rev. Dr. James Gloucester, was an abolitionist, a supporter of the Underground Railroad, business owner, and considered one of the wealthiest women of her race at the time of her death in 1883.  … Read MoreElizabeth A. Parkhill Gloucester (1817-1883)

Clayton Pitre (1924- )

Clayton Pitre is a long time Seattle, Washington-based community activist, former Chief Housing Developer for the Central Area Motivation Project (CAMP), and a retired Montford Point Marine. Born on June 30, 1924 to Gilbert Pitre and Eugenie Lemelle, Clayton Pitre was the fourth child of … Read MoreClayton Pitre (1924- )

General Frank E. Petersen Jr. (1932-2015 )

Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black general in the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in 1932 in Topeka, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1967. He received a Master’s in International Affairs in 1973. Both degrees came from George Washington … Read MoreGeneral Frank E. Petersen Jr. (1932-2015 )

Robert F. Williams (1925-1996)

Image Courtesy of California Newsreel Robert F. Williams was a militant civil rights leader whose open advocacy of armed self-defense anticipated the movement for "black power" in the late 1960s and helped inspire groups like the Student National Coordinating Committee, the Revolutionary Action Movement, and … Read MoreRobert F. Williams (1925-1996)

V. Ethel Willis White (1920-2003)

The endowment named in honor of V Ethel Willis White is unusual in that the person honored was not a wealthy woman in the usual sense of the word.  Instead V Ethel Willis White’s wealth derived from her inspiration to others. White began life in … Read MoreV. Ethel Willis White (1920-2003)