Student Historian

Elizabeth Winter is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington who will graduate in 2008 with a BA in Anthropology and a focus in Archeology. She plans to enter the Masters in Teaching program after graduation and teach social studies in a Seattle Area Middle School.

Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (1888-1949)

Huddie Ledbetter was born January 15, 1888, on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana. He was an only child who quickly became interested in music when he received his first instrument (an accordion) from his uncle Terrell. In 1903at the age of 15, Ledbetter he … Read MoreHuddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (1888-1949)

Robert R. Moton (1867-1940)

Robert Russa Moton was born in 1867 on the William Vaughan Plantation in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Moton attended the local freedman’s school and eventually went on to college at the Hampton Institute (now called Hampton University). At Hampton Institute, Moton distinguished himself academically and … Read MoreRobert R. Moton (1867-1940)