Buffalo Soldiers in Skagway, Alaska (1899-1902)

In May of 1899 the United States Army sent Buffalo Soldiers, the black soldiers of Company L of the 24th Infantry, to Dyea, Alaska Territory. The Klondike Gold Rush had brought hordes of gold rushers up the Lynn Canal to the tiny ports at Dyea … Read MoreBuffalo Soldiers in Skagway, Alaska (1899-1902)

Marilyn Strickland (1962- )

On November 3, 2020, Marilyn  Strickland won the open seat in Washington’s 10th Congressional District, becoming the first Black Representative from the state of Washington, and first woman of Korean American descent elected to Congress.  Previously on November 3, 2009, Marilyn Strickland was elected Tacoma, … Read MoreMarilyn Strickland (1962- )

Samuel Emanuel Ebbesen (?- )

Lieutenant General Samuel Ebbesen is a retired three-star United States Army general.  Ebbesen was born in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands but the date of his birth is unknown as are the facts of his early life.  He eventually moved to the mainland United States, settled in New York … Read MoreSamuel Emanuel Ebbesen (?- )

Albert J. Edmonds (1942- )

Born January 17, 1942 in Columbus, Georgia, Albert J. Edmonds was a career officer in the United States Air Force who eventually achieved the rank of Lieutenant General. Edmonds graduated from Spencer High School in Columbus and then earned a bachelor’s degree  n chemistry from Morris Brown College in 1964 … Read MoreAlbert J. Edmonds (1942- )

John Francis (1946- )

Dr. John Francis is a conservationist, scholar, educator, and best-selling author. He holds a Ph.D. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Francis is perhaps best known for forsaking motorized vehicle transport to travel the country on foot, a … Read MoreJohn Francis (1946- )

Randolph Wilson Bromery (1926-2013)

Geologist and college administrator Randolph W. Bromery was born in Cumberland, Maryland, on January 18, 1926, the son of Lawrence Randolph Bromery and Edith Edmonson Bromery. Graduating at the top of his high school class in 1942, he briefly worked as a machinist in Detroit, Michigan, before entering … Read MoreRandolph Wilson Bromery (1926-2013)