Stasia Mehschel Irons is an undergraduate English student at the University of Washington. She was born in Tacoma, Washington and in 1996 moved to the south Seattle area. She has a special interest in the history of African-American musicians. Irons is a Spoken Word artist for the University of Washington’s Retro Revolutionary Poets and has performed for alumni, faculty, and students. She expects to graduate from the University of Washington in June of 2008 with a B.A. in English. Irons will further her learning in graduate school pursuing her Masters in Education.
Benjamin Tucker Tanner was born on Christmas day of 1835 to Hugh and Isabella Tanner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As one of twelve children he brought income into the Tanner household by delivering newspapers at age nine. In 1852 Tanner was accepted into Avery College, a … Read MoreBenjamin Tucker Tanner (1835-1923)