In 1878, Day was elected as school director in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was known as the first colored school board member and president. He remained president for 2 terms. In 1879, he opened Livingston College with J.C. Price, William Goler, and Solomon Porter Hood. The college was established in Salisbury, NC, for colored students, this institution remains a predominately black college.
Langston Hughes was a man of many talents who was most famous for his head role in the Harlem Renaissance. While talented in many different genres, he was most known for his poetry and his contribution to the style of jazz poetry. While Hughes was not physically present for many demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement, his poetry and political writing served as an inspiration to people in the United States and around the world. James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Missouri. His father, a Black American, unhappy with the way Blacks were treated in America at the time, left the country for Cuba that same year.
Unlike the Lost Generation the Harlem Renaissance was the birth of the New Negro. During the 1020’s just like The Lost Generation writers in the black community a new style of literature was born with a new set of mind. Before the Harlem renaissance black literature was mostly based on slave narratives accounts written by fugitive slaves about their lives in the south and, often, after escaping to freedom. This particular literature was used to illustrate the cruelties of life under slavery one of the most prominent Negro writer of that era was Frederick Douglas (c.1818-1895). His best-known work is his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave.
He enforced civil rights acts and fought against Ku Klux Klan violence (Broadwater 147). He also introduced the Civil Rights Acts of 1870 and 1875, giving African Americans equal rights compared to others. (Worldbook Online) As well as encouraging the creation of the 15th Amendment, which gave protection to the voting rights of Africans Americans. Grant died on July 23, 1885 in Wilton, New York at the age of sixty-three. (Worldbook Online) Shortly before his death, he completed his second volume of memoirs.
Philip Randolph was one of the most influential African American leaders of the twentieth century during his time. He was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida, and spent his early years in during his life in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1907 he was selected as valedictorian from the cook men Institute. He actually moved to Harlem in 1911 and worked as the elevator operator while he was taking courses at a City College of New York and New York University. A. Philip Randolph first planned to March on Washington during 1941 to protest against governmental hiring practices that forbid African-Americans from the federal employment.
The Amistad Mutiny was a successful slave uprising led by captured African Joseph Cinqué (1814-1879) on the Spanish vessel, La Amistad, in 1839 off the Cuban coast. Following the revolt the ship was seized off the coast of New York and the Africans on board became the centre of the American national discussion on slavery, and the focus of competing claims on the vessel and their persons. A series of court cases followed, pitting President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) administration against northern abolitionists, Spanish claims on the Amistad vessel, declarations of ownership by Cuban plantation owners, and Naval salvage rights. The Amistad affair gained national attention, highlighting the barbaric nature of the slave trade. Ultimately the American Supreme Court ruled in favour of the kidnapped and enslaved individuals, allowing many of the survivors to return to Africa.
Question # 1 Introduction and brief history of the person researched---include what contributed to their success in their life history----discuss the good, bad, and the ugly Malcolm X was a renowned African American leader in the 1950s and 1960s, known for promoting Black Nationalism, civil rights and racial pride. Malcolm was also a prominent figure in the Nation of Islam organization, which increased dramatically under his influence. Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Neb. on May 19, 1925 to Earl and Louise Little, with the given name Malcolm Little. Two years later his father was assassinated, Malcolm assumed the KKK did it.
He became the first African American valedictorian for Great Barrington High school.Du Bois attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where he studied classical literature, German, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Chemistry, and Physics. While at Fisk University he was a chief editor of Fisk Herald, where he wrote about his views on racism. After Fisk University he went on to attend Harvard University to study history and social science, where he graduated cum laude in philosophy. From he went on to graduate school to where he studied political science where he received his masters in 1892. Due to his educational background he was awarded a Slater fund grant which allowed him to study abroad from 1892
In the early 18th century, a group of Muslim slaves killed their owners and ran a short-lived Muslim nation. By the end of the 18th century, pan-Africanism - the belief that all African descendants who have been colonized should be united and part of a collective resistance to oppression and a collective identity - arose throughout slave quarters across the South. Edward Wilmot Blyden, the creator of pan-Africanism, travelled to Liberia where he challenged the disagreements about black inferiority that were increasingly popular in Europe and North America during this period. Between 1856 and 1887, Blyden wrote four books surrounding the ideas of pan-Africanism including, A Voice From Bleeding Africa, A Vindication of the African Race, Africa for the Africans, and Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race. Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican political leader and journalist, became a strong proponent in the pan-Africanism movement.
Europe- specifically Prague- is juxtaposed culturally, aesthetically, and economically from Africa. Prague is displayed with its beautiful city and its ornate cathedrals. The rationale of the contrast is to unveil the history of Europe reaping the toil of Africa in form of slave labor; European success is built on the African back, per se. The binary opposition between Africa and Europe starts to be deconstructed at (4:21) when the African kids help Kanye West who fell down jumping out of the vehicle, to represent how
The waterfall makes the painting feel calm and peaceful because he uses a monochromatic colors scheme. looking at this painting I see a lot of Value in the tone and brightness in the sky, waterfall, and those big boulders. He uses neutral colors in the tepees and animals. The warm color I noticed in the painting is yellow in the animal and and in some the grass.You can see
Ruler Rabah Zubayr was a huge obstacle for France in the late 1890s. Zubayr, a former slave and current slave owner held his kingdom in Baguirmi. Rabah was eventually exterminated in 1900. Private companies severely exploited Chad people, forced labor of gathering wild rubber and cotton. André Gide wrote two books, highlighting this brutal exploitation, in 1927 and 1928, this proved positive because it “lead to improvements in social conditions” (historyworld.net).