A radio production called Vashti, Queen of Queens, "based on the first six verses of the Book of Esther", was produced at KPFA and broadcast on Pacifica Radio in 1964. Vashti is the name of the main character in the 2003 children's book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. Vashti is the name of Stamp Paid's wife in Toni Morrison's 1987 novel Beloved.
Vashti Cromwell McCollum (November 6, 1912 – August 20, 2006) was the plaintiff in the landmark 1948 Supreme Court case McCollum v. Board of Education , which struck down religious education in public schools.
Dec 04, 2019 · Vashti was replaced as queen because she disobeyed King Xerxes. But the context puts things in perspective: King Xerxes (probably hammered) commanded Queen Vashti to come to his feast. He wanted her to parade around so he could show off what a beautiful woman his wife was to his bros.
Such impertinence must be punished, and Vashti was deposed as queen. But who would succeed her? A beauty contest was held to locate the most beautiful virgins in all 127 provinces of Persia, and Mordecai's niece, Esther, was among those brought to the palace to undergo the year-long beauty treatment required before presentation to the king.