Alexander Skunder Boghossian (1937-2003)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Born in Ethiopia in 1937, Alexander Skunder Boghossian first rose to prominence at the age of 17 when he won second prize for his painting at the Jubilee Anniversary Celebration of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie I.  The following year he was … Read MoreAlexander Skunder Boghossian (1937-2003)

Arvarh E. Strickland, 1930-2013: An Historian’s Life

  Image Ownership: Public Domain In the article that follows, Richard S. Kirkendall, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Washington, Seattle, pays tribute to fellow historian Arvarh E. Strickland.  Kirkendall was chairman of the History Department of … Read MoreArvarh E. Strickland, 1930-2013: An Historian’s Life

Samuel Harrison (1818-1900)

Samuel Harrison, a minister, political activist, and former slave, became one of Berkshire County, Massachusetts’s most ardent abolitionists. Harrison was born enslaved in Philadelphia in 1818 but he and his mother were freed in 1821.  Shortly afterwards the widowed mother and her son moved to … Read MoreSamuel Harrison (1818-1900)