Jessica Snethen

Independent Historian

Jessica Snethen is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington where she received a BA degree in United States History, with a focus in the Civil War and Civil rights periods. She plans to pursue a Masters in History and Education.

Fela Kuti (1938-1997)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Fela Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria in the year 1938 as Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-KutFela Anikuplap Kuti. He later shortened his name to Fela Kuti, as he saw his birth name as a symbol of slavery and oppression.  He also … Read MoreFela Kuti (1938-1997)

Miriam Makeba (1932–2008)

Zenzile Miriam Makeba, world renowned South African singer, was born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932. She studied music for eight years at the Kilmerton Training Institute in Pretoria, South Africa and toured with amateur groups before beginning her professional career in 1954 with the … Read MoreMiriam Makeba (1932–2008)