Meili Powell is graduating from the University of Washington in Spring 2017 with a BA in History, BA of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies, and a minor in Education, Learning, & Society. After graduation, Meili will be joining the Teach for America Corps in Memphis, Tennessee to teach elementary school. After Teach for America, Meili plans to go back to graduate school and then continue working as an advocate for educational equity in Seattle.
Memphis Minnie, known as the “Queen of the Blues,” was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Her title stems from her legacy of successfully recording music across four decades as well as being the lone female voice in a male dominated blues scene. Memphis Minnie was … Read MoreMemphis Minnie (1887-1973)