Local Alpha News‎ > ‎

Bro. Quintard Taylor to Recieve Jefferson Award

posted Mar 25, 2015, 8:18 AM by Seattle Alphas

Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Jefferson Awards

Seattle CityClub is proud to recognize community leaders each year through the Washington State Jefferson Awards. Regarded as the "Nobel Prize" for public service, this award honors “unsung heroes” for their volunteerism and action to make the world a better place. Attend this year's  awards ceremony which will be held on April 13th in Seattle, in celebration of Thomas Jefferson's birthday.


Join us to celebrate these unsung heroes and all of our nominees at the awards ceremony on April 13th.


Quintard Taylor, Seattle - Quintard is the founder of BlackPast.org, a 13,000 page website devoted to African American and global African history. ​Quintard's​ grand vision​ for the site​ is to take what scholars do in university classrooms and to ​extend that ​knowledge beyond campus boundaries ​so that every computer screen, regardless of its location, ​can be ​a classroom in African American history. With new entries and new contributors adding content regularly,​ ​this free, comprehensive, educational resource is now accessed by an average of 20,000 visitors per day.

Congratulations also to all our 2015 Jefferson Award Nominees! View this year's nominees here!

About the Jefferson Awards

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft Jr. founded the Jefferson Awards. Since then, the Jefferson Awards program has become a unique nationwide effort that recognized the highest ideals and achievements of individuals in public service in the United States. For more information about the national Jefferson Awards program, visit www.JeffersonAwards.org

View all past Washington State Jefferson Award Winners