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.

Mary Violet Leontyne Price (1927- )

Born to James and Kate Price on February 10, 1927, in Laurel, Mississippi, Leontyne Price became one of the world’s leading opera sopranos and among the first African Americans to gain prominence in major performance halls in that musical genre. Her parents were amateur musicians … Read MoreMary Violet Leontyne Price (1927- )