Dorothy Hollingsworth (1920- )

Dorothy Hollingsworth, a prominent educator and politician, achieved a number of “firsts” during her years in Seattle. The most important was becoming the first black woman in Washington State’s history to serve on a school board.  Born in Bishopville, South Carolina on October 29, 1920, … Read MoreDorothy Hollingsworth (1920- )

Barbara Ann Posey Jones (1943 – )

In 1958, Barbara Ann Posey, then a high school student, emerged as one of the most important youth leaders in the campaign which began that year to desegregate the major public accommodations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Posey’s public stand against racial injustice began when she … Read MoreBarbara Ann Posey Jones (1943 – )