Fitzgerald Redd Beaver (Fitz) (1922–1991)

“Image Ownership:Public Domain” Fitzgerald Redd Beaver was a mid-and late 20th century media entrepreneur in the Pacific Northwest. He was the founder and publisher of The Facts, one of the two major black newspapers in Seattle, Washington since the 1960s. Building on a long tradition … Read MoreFitzgerald Redd Beaver (Fitz) (1922–1991)

Leon H. Washington Jr. (1907-1974)

Founding publisher of the Los Angeles-based African American newspaper, the Sentinel, Leon H. Washington Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 15, 1907. Washington, along with his two other siblings, was born to his parents, Leon and Blanche Washington.  Young Washington spent much … Read MoreLeon H. Washington Jr. (1907-1974)

Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (1859-1940)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Horace Roscoe Cayton spent nearly all his life combating racism. The child of a Mississippi slave, Cayton came of age during the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction eras and had already cultivated strong opinions on human, political, and civil rights by the time … Read MoreHorace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (1859-1940)