February Membership Meeting
The Breakfast Group Monthly Member Meeting will be held Thursday, February 11th, 2015 @ 7:30am
First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
Black History Month Meeting
This is our Annual Black History Month Meeting and we are honored to host our esteemed co-founder Dr. Carver Clark Gayton. Dr. Gayton, author and public historian has recently published two electrifying books on his great grandfather, Lewis G. Clarke, an escaped slave and leader within America’s anti-slavery movement. The books are: When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar, and Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke.
He will present a lecture to our members on his book:
"When Owning a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clark Born a 'White Slave'"
Dr. Gayton retired as Founding Executive Director, Emeritus of the Northwest African American Museum in July of 2008. Appointed in 2005, he led a $20 million capital campaign for the renovation of the old Coleman School in Seattle which houses the Museum as well as low income housing units.
Dr. Gayton’s career has also involved him in other roles within education and government sectors. Prior to coming to Boeing, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Florida State University in Tallahassee, an Instructor in Political Science as well as Director of Affirmative Action and Staff Training at the University of Washington.
He has served on a wide variety of national, state and local boards over the years, some of which include the University of Washington Alumni Association where he served as president; the National Advisory Panel, National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance; Seattle Municipal League; Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; KCTS-Channel 9 Board of Trustees; Board Chairman of Pioneer Human Services; Seattle School Board; Chairman, Independent Colleges of Washington Board of Trustees; and Chairman, The National Center for Occupational Research and Development Board of Directors.
Dr. Gayton is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, some of which include: The “Seattle Times” named him in 2004 and NAAM in 2008 “Best of Puget Sound”, among seven “…people and ideas that made this a better place to live.” In June of 2008 he was named by the University of Washington as one of its “ ‘Wondrous One Hundred’ living Legends,” which recognized one hundred “---living alumni who have made or are making their mark outside the University’s bounds…” In the summer of 2009 Garfield High School inducted him into its Hall of Fame as a “Golden Graduate”. The U of W College of Arts and Sciences honored him as one of “150 Distinguished Alumni for their Timeless Achievements” in 2011.
He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Award & Recognition Committee for the University of Washington Foundation as well as the Foundation’s Executive Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Committees of the University of Washington’s College of Education and the Evans School of Public Affairs.
All of Dr. Gayton’s formal degrees are from the University of Washington: Ph.D. Political Science; Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History.
He was born and raised in Seattle and is married with four children