Everette “E” Lynn Harris (1955-2009)

New York Times bestselling author Everette “E” Lynn Harris was born June 20, 1955, in Flint, Michigan. Openly homosexual, Harris was best known for his depictions of gay African American men who were concealing or “closeting” their sexuality. Although he did not participate in gay … Read MoreEverette “E” Lynn Harris (1955-2009)

Philander Smith College (1877- )

Philander Smith is a private liberal arts college in Little Rock, Arkansas and is known as a Historically black college/university (HBCU).  Established originally as Walden Seminary in 1877 by the United Methodist Church, the school was named after the first Freedmen’s society secretary, Dr. J.M … Read MorePhilander Smith College (1877- )

Janie Rogella Washington (1908-2000)

Janie Rogella Washington was the wife of James W. Washington, Jr. (1911-2000), an internationally-known Northwest artist.  A  Seattle nurse, she shared and inspired the spirituality that shaped his art.  One of 12 children, Janie Rogella Miller was born near Henderson, Texas to Freeman Miller and … Read MoreJanie Rogella Washington (1908-2000)