Cassandra Boydston considers music and studying history to be her lifelong passions and vocations. She has combined the two while writing articles for Blackpast.org. Cassandra has been studying history at the University of Washington since 1999 while simultaneously working as a computer programmer. She hopes to be able to devote herself to studying and writing about history full time after graduation.
The author, poet, and playwright Ntozake Shange was born Paulette Williams on October 18, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey. Until she was eight, she lived in a racially diverse community among well-educated upper middle class black and white families. She socialized with prominent musicians and performers, including Dizzy … Read MoreNtozake Shange (Paulette Williams) (1948-2018 )