Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957)

A native of Houston, Texas, Emmett J. Scott garnered his initial reputation as Booker T. Washington’s chief aide.  He later became the highest ranking African American in the Woodrow Wilson’s Administration.  Scott was born on February 13, 1873 to formerly enslaved parents, Horace Lacy Scott … Read MoreEmmett J. Scott (1873-1957)

Elizabeth Ross Haynes (1883-1953)

In the early twentieth century Progressive era reformers largely ignored the needs of African American women.  Lacking settlement houses and other resources African American reformers such as Elizabeth Ross Haynes turned to one of the few institutions available to them, the YWCA.  Ross Haynes was … Read MoreElizabeth Ross Haynes (1883-1953)