Estes was born in Centerville, Iowa, USA. Son of Ruth Jeter and the grandson of a slave sold at auction for $500, to become one of the world's most accomplished African-American opera singers, paving the way for other African Americans in the classical music world. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Simon Estes has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 Public Affairs Event. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2007 with an average of 770 views per program.