Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Robert Bauman is Professor of History at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is an award-winning scholar and author of a number of articles and book chapters and two books, Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East LA (2008) and Fighting to Preserve a Nation’s Soul: America’s Ecumenical War on Poverty (2019). He also is co-editor, with Robert Franklin, and co-author of Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland to 1943 (2018) and Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance: Voices from the Hanford Region (2021). Professor Bauman was awarded the WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Excellence Award in 2022. His article, “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943-1950” won the Charles Gates Award from the Pacific Northwest Quarterly in 2005.
Robert Franklin is an Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University Tri-Cities, a Certified Archivist, and the Assistant Director and Archivist of the Hanford History Project at WSU Tri-Cities. The Hanford History Project proudly manages the Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection, an archive, artifact, archaeological, and oral history collection focused on the WWII and Cold War history of the Hanford Site. Robert, along with Robert Bauman, has co-authored and co-edited two volumes in the Hanford Histories Series by WSU Press. The first volume of that series, Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland to 1943 was released in 2018 by WSU Press, and the third volume, Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance: Voices from the Hanford Region, was released in 2020.