Maria Quintero is currently an undergraduate student in the History department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She plans to pursue a career in law upon graduation. She is native of the Yakima Valley located in eastern Washington.
Known as the Queen of R&B, Ruth Brown was a rhythm and blues singer and actress who crusaded for musicians’ rights. Brown was born Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 12, 1928. After a string of unfortunate events, Brown ended up in Washington, D.C. There, important people … Read MoreRuth Brown (1928-2006)