Quintard Taylor Jr., the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, received his B.A. from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has spent more than thirty years teaching African American history in the American West. He is author of African American Women Confront the West and In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, editor of two anthologies, and the author of over fifty articles. He is on the board of History Link, the Idaho Black History Museum, and the Northwest African American Museum.
Beatrice Morrow Cannady (1889–1974)
Beatrice Morrow Cannady was the most noted civil rights activist in early twentieth-century Oregon. Using her position as editor of the Advocate, Oregon's largest, and at times the only, African American newspaper, Cannady launched numerous efforts to defend the civil rights of the approximately 2,500 African Americans in the …