Augustus Alexander “Gus” Savage (1925- )

Augustus Alexander Savage, later better known as “Gus”, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 30 1925. Savage attended public schools in Chicago and graduated from Wendell Phillips High School in 1943 before joining the United States Army. He served until 1946 before earning a … Read MoreAugustus Alexander “Gus” Savage (1925- )

Victoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907)

Victoria Earle Smith was an accomplished journalist, author, lecturer, clubwoman, social worker, and missionary.  She was born on May 27, 1861 in Fort Valley, Georgia, to Caroline Smith, a slave, and a man who was believed to be the family’s master.  Caroline fled the plantation … Read MoreVictoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907)

Norm Rice (1943- )

Future mayor of Seattle, Norman B. Rice was born in Denver, Colorado.  He migrated to Seattle in 1970 to attend college.  In 1972 he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and two years later a master’s degree in public administration both from the University of … Read MoreNorm Rice (1943- )