Vashti is the title of a 1869 novel by Augusta J. Evans Wilson. A reference to Vashti's dethronement by Esther also appears in the short story "A Strayed Allegiance" by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Vashti is the name of a character in Karen Hesse's 1997 book A Time of Angels, set during the influenza epidemic of 1918 in Boston. Vashti is a stern ...
Amestris (Greek: Άμηστρις, Amēstris, perhaps the same as...
- In the Book of Esther
In the Book of Esther, Vashti is the first wife of King...
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Because the text lacks any references to known events, some...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vashti is a 1879 oil on canvas painting by the English painter Edwin Long depicting a character in the book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. Long was greatly influenced by the paintings of Velasquez and other Spanish masters, and his earlier pictures.
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Vashti Bunyan is an English singer-songwriter. Bunyan released her debut album, Just Another Diamond Day, in 1970. The album sold very few copies and Bunyan, discouraged, abandoned her musical career. By 2000, her album had acquired a cult following; it was re-released and Bunyan recorded more songs, initiating the second phase of her musical career after a gap of thirty years. She subsequently released two albums: Lookaftering in 2005, and Heartleap in 2014.
Vashti Bunyan was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1945 to John Bunyan and Helen Webber, and moved to London at six months old. Although she has been said to be descended from The Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan, this is a claim she has herself denied. In the early 1960s, she studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University, but was expelled for focusing on music instead of art.
At age 18, she travelled to New York and discovered the music of Bob Dylan through his The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album and decided to become a full-time musician. Returning to London, she was discovered by The Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham. In June 1965, under his d
In 2000, Just Another Diamond Day was re-released on CD, assuring her influence over a new generation of folk artists such as Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. In 2001, Banhart wrote to her asking for her advice, beginning her connection with many of the contemporary performers
In 2008, Bunyan has been labelled "the Godmother of Freak Folk" for her role in inspiring the "new generation of folk experimentalists including Devendra Banhart and Adem". Her music has also been categorized as folk, psychedelic folk, or new folk. Despite these classifications, she has stated multiple times she is not a folk singer: " I find it quite hard to read myself described as a folk singer, because I’m not."; Her former producer Joe Boyd also underlines this in the 2008 Kieran ...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vashti Cunningham (born January 18, 1998) is an American track and field athlete specializing in the high jump. She is the daughter of retired National Football League (NFL) quarterback Randall Cunningham, niece of retired NFL fullback Sam Cunningham, and the younger sister of Randall Cunningham II.
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Vashti is an unincorporated community at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 174 and Farm to Market Road 1288, 18 miles southeast of Henrietta and four miles south of Bellevue in southeastern Clay County, Texas, United States. The elevation is 1,083 feet.
In 1881 Dave Turner made application to the Federal Government for a post office in the name of his favorite niece Vashti Strahan. Bypassed by the Fort Worth and Denver Railway in 1882 and U.S. Route 287 in the 1930s, the town never flourished. It did survive, however, as a local economic and social hub for area farmers. It reached its peak population in the 1920s at 264, and the community had a number of businesses, including a cotton gin, three general stores, a drugstore, and a blacksmith sho
Vashti is served by the Bellevue Independent School District.
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Vashti Cromwell McCollum was the plaintiff in the landmark 1948 Supreme Court case McCollum v. Board of Education, which struck down religious education in public schools. The defendant in the case was the public school district of Champaign, Illinois; instructors chosen by three religious faiths had taught religion classes within the district's schools. McCollum wrote a book on the case, One Woman's Fight, became a world traveler and served two terms as president of the American Humanist Associ
Named after the Old Testament feminist Queen Vashti and born as Vashti Ruth Cromwell in Lyons, New York, she was raised in nearby Rochester, New York. Baptized Lutheran, she was not raised in any religion and her father later became an atheist. She attended Cornell University on a full tuition scholarship until the stock market crash and deepening economic depression depleted the scholarship fund and forced her to withdraw from Cornell. She later transferred to the University of Illinois.
She met her husband-to-be, John Paschal McCollum, at Champaign-Urbana, and the couple married in 1933. The McCollums had three children: James, Dannel, and Errol. Dannel McCollum later served three four-year terms as mayor of Champaign, Illinois and wrote a book on the case that became the basis for a PBS documentary, The Lord Is Not on Trial Here.
In 1944, James McCollum, then a fourth grader enrolled in the Champaign public schools, came home with a parental consent form for his attendance at "voluntary" religion classes during the school day. The form allowed choice between Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish instruction. The religious education program in the Champaign public schools had been established in 1940, and was based on a concept known as released time. Released time was also known as the "Gary plan," after Gary, Indiana, where
McCollum's suit, Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Ed. of School Dist. No. 71, Champaign Cty., was filed in the 6th judicial circuit court and sought to bar the classes, which were taught by members of a private religious association and not public school employees. The petition before the court complained the school district's practice was a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which provides that the state will not establish or favor one religion over another relig
On June 2, 1947, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and arguments started December 8, 1947. Attorney Walter F. Dodd represented the plaintiff and John L. Franklin again served as counsel for the State of Illinois. In an 8-1 decision announced on March 8, 1948 333 U.S. 203, the court reversed the ruling of the lower courts and held that the school district's religious instruction program was unconstitutional. A critical issue in the case was whether the constitutional ban on establishing
- Vashti Ruth Cromwell, November 6, 1912, Lyons, New York
- BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, MA Mass Communications
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Vashti Murphy McKenzie is a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and author of six books. In 2000, McKenzie became the first woman to be elected as bishop in the denomination's history. She later served as President of the Council of Bishops, becoming the first woman to serve as Titular head of the AME Church. She currently serves the 10th Episcopal District.
Vashti was born on May 28, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daughter of Samuel Edward Smith and Ida Murphy Smith Peters. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Vashti Turley Murphy, who was one of 22 women who founded the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1913, while a student at Howard University. McKenzie's maternal grandfather, Carl J. Murphy, was the publisher and chief editor of the Baltimore Afro-American, a black newspaper started by his father, John H. Murphy, Sr. The newspape
After graduating with her degree, McKenzie pursued journalism as a career. She worked at WYCB Radio, and was host of an R&B show. She later was promoted to Station Manager, which was a position few women held at the time. She continued in broadcasting for several years. She also wrote a column for the Afro-American, entitled "The McKenzie Report." However, she felt a calling to the ministry, and began studies at Howard University School of Divinity where she obtained a Masters of Divinity. She w
Vashti Murphy McKenzie and her husband have three children: Jon-Mikael McKenzie, Vashti-Jasmine Saint-Jean, and Joi-Marie McKenzie Lewis.
As editor: 1. Those Sisters Can Preach!: 22 Pearls of Wisdom, Virtue and Hope. ISBN 978-0829819847
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Vashti Bartlett was an American nurse who served with the American Red Cross during World War I, and in Siberia and Manchuria after the war. She also worked in Haiti, Oklahoma, and Newfoundland on various missions.
Vashti Rebecca Bartlett was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of George W. B. Bartlett and Amanda Griffith Bartlett. She was named for her grandmother, Vashti Robinson Bartlett. She attended the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, and trained as a nurse at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, graduating in 1906. Among her instructors were Florence Sabin.
In 1908, Vashti Bartlett joined Wilfred Grenfell's mission to Newfoundland, and served on staff as chief nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital. She supervised nurses at Garfield Hospital in Washington D. C., and at Watts Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, and joined Mabel Boardman's flood relief efforts in Ohio in 1913. During World War I, she was part of the Mercy Ship operation at Pau, France and La Panne in Belgium. She was assistant to Clara Dutton Noyes at Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, a
Bartlett was retired from nursing for nearly forty years, from age 56 until her death in 1969, at age 95, in Maryland. Her papers, including letters, photographs, and handwritten journals from her various overseas assignments, are archived at Johns Hopkins. There is a virtual exhibit of objects related to Vashti Bartlett, organized by the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association in 2003.