Shannon Erickson

Independent Historian

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.

Harriet Gibbs Marshall (1868-1941)

Image Ownership: Public Domain A pioneer in the world of African American music education, Harriet Gibbs Marshall was born in Victoria, British Columbia on February 18, 1868 to Mifflin Wistar Gibbs and Maria Ann (Alexander) Gibbs. In 1869 her family moved to Oberlin, Ohio. Marshall … Read MoreHarriet Gibbs Marshall (1868-1941)

Cab Calloway (1907-1994)

  Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of The Van Vechten Trust Energetic jazz singer, bandleader, performer, and composer, Cabell “Cab” Calloway III was born on Christmas Day, 1907 to Cabell Calloway Jr. and Martha Eulalia Reed in Rochester, New York. Calloway was raised in … Read MoreCab Calloway (1907-1994)