William James Raspberry (1935-2012)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” William James Raspberry, who wrote a prominent public affairs column for The Washington Post for nearly 40 years, was one of the first extensively read African American journalist commentators with a wide readership in the mainstream press. From 1995 to 2008 … Read MoreWilliam James Raspberry (1935-2012)

People’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” People’s Baptist Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, thrived for the first half of the 20th century as the state’s first and only black congregation.  It served a New England coastal community where African Americans represented 4% of the population.  People’s Baptist … Read MorePeople’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )

Charles Octavius Boothe (1845-1924)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" An African American Baptist preacher, educator, author, and tireless advocate for African American advancement and uplift, Charles Octavius Boothe was one of the founders of Dexter Avenue-King Memorial Baptist Church (1877), Selma University (1878), and the Colored Baptist Missionary Convention for … Read MoreCharles Octavius Boothe (1845-1924)

John Quincy [“J. Q.”] Adams (1848-1922)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Educator, newspaper publisher and politician John Quincy Adams is best known as the editor of the Western Appeal/The Appeal of St. Paul, Minnesota. He held the position from 1886 to 1922. John Quincy Adams was born free in Louisville, Kentucky, on … Read MoreJohn Quincy [“J. Q.”] Adams (1848-1922)