As an army brat, Shannon Erickson has lived on both coasts and graduated from high school overseas. She is an undergraduate at the University of Washington and expects to graduate in 2009 with a BA in Drama and a minor in History. After graduating, Shannon hopes to earn a Masters in Teaching and eventually teach high school English.
Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of The Van Vechten Trust Composer, actor, and pioneer in his field, John Rosamond Johnson was one of the most successful of the early African American composers. Born on August 11, 1873 in Jacksonville, Florida, Johnson was the younger … Read MoreJ. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)