RARE Announces 2022 James A. Davis, Jr. Scholarship Recipients – Seattle Medium – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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(L-R): 2022 James A. Davis, Jr. scholarship recipients Myles Mawa and Elroe Yayiso.

By Aaron Allen, The Seattle Medium

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) recently announced their 2022 James A. Davis, Jr. scholarship recipients.

Named after James A. Davis, Jr., a Black graduate and 1971 senior class president at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, the scholarship honors the dedication and legacy of Davis’ efforts to promote racial equity at the school. David passed away in 2013.

“Davis supported, promoted and believed in racial equity,” says Joe Hunter, Jr., co-chair of the board of directors for RARE. “When he saw something wrong, he spoke up and challenged racial injustices.

RARE annually offers two $5,000 scholarships for economically disadvantage students of color who


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