Ryan Byarlay

Independent Historian

Ryan Byarlay is a student at the University of Washington interested in studying history and cultures and societies around the world.  He plans on studying abroad in a variety of places to further his studies. Ryan will graduate in 2012 with a B.A. in History. After that, he plans on studying elsewhere for his Masters in Education and will teach high school.

Newark Moorish Science Temple of America (1914– )

Noble Drew Ali and Followers Image Ownership: Public Domain The Moorish Science Temple of America is a sect of the Islamic religion that teaches the uplifting of fallen humanity and the making of better citizens. Symbols of this religion include the star and crescent, fezzes, … Read MoreNewark Moorish Science Temple of America (1914– )

Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) (1932- )

Little Richard with the Beatles, 1963 Image Ownership: Public Domain Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, is considered one of the most influential artists in the early years of rock and roll.  This singer, songwriter, and pianist was born in 1932 in Macon, … Read MoreLittle Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) (1932- )

Joan Armatrading (1950– )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading, best known for her influential and eclectic music styles, ranging from soul, pop, and even reggae,  was born on December 9, 1950 in Basseterre in Saint Kitts and Nevis. She lived there for seven years … Read MoreJoan Armatrading (1950– )