Visiting museums is always fun for many people, especially when you are a little kid. You get to see all kinds of different historical works done by the people from the past and present. I recently haven’t been to any museums since I was little, until I got to visit one for this course. For this Action Research Project Paper, I visited Dallas Freedman’s Memorial located in Dallas, Texas. Dallas Freedman’s Memorial is one of the most beautiful museums and quite depressing at the same time. It is the place that honors the former freed slaves that were buried in the ground during 1850s in the North Dallas Freedman’s town, right after the American Civil War was over. During that time, the place was the economic and social center for the African American community. Also, it was the place where the African
I have lived in East Oakland my whole life. To the majority of people, the mention of East Oakland evokes thoughts of violence, shootings, and gangs. I was one of the people who believed in these stereotypes, and for a particularly long time. I was one of the people who saw Oakland as a wasteland, a place with nothing to offer me, and a place I had nothing to offer to.
Like the classic saying has it “You can take the kid out of Brooklyn but you can’t take the Brooklyn out of the kid.” Same goes for Chicago this is my story. I was born in the windy city, on the south side. I wasn’t there for that long I was there till my fifth birthday, and then I moved to Boston, Ma with my mother, sister and I. However, I believe that south side raised me because every winter and summer vacation I would visit my grandmother or as she liked to be called “Mo-Mo” While visiting her I’ve seen some pretty harsh situations. Let’s just say living on south side is pretty tough it really like a jungle; I see the way family and old family friends live. South side Chicago has taught me to never trust clowns, watch my back, don’t stay out to late, and NEVER trust anyone other than your “gang”/ family and to not smile to much it’s a sign of weakness.
Demographically, Livermore is approximately 80% white and about 5% Asian. As an Asian woman growing up in a majority white Caucasian community, I did not feel different from my peers. I had never felt out casted or felt like I was treated differently. While I did not intentionally apply to colleges that were demographically similar to home, it was a natural feeling going to Sonoma State University. Much like Livermore, Rohnert Park was about 65% white and 5% Asian.
With a big city comes big diversity. My hometown, the city of Chicago, not only is diverse because of the people, but it is also very diverse because of the food. If you were to visit the top floor of the Willis Tower, or as my fellow Chicagoans would refer to it as the Sears Tower, you would be able to see majority of Chicago, and its various components. My hometown of Chicago has actually tried to be more organic and be more involved in the food movement, as well. Even within my neighborhood, which is a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, has tried to be more organic. Although some may argue it’s hard to be organic in such a huge city because of all of the food deserts, Chicago is trying very hard to counteract this for the sake of the health of our city.
The 19th century was, by every definition of the word, a simultaneously onerous and distressing time in Europe. Empires and regimes collapsed like dominos, one after the other. Mass famine, caused by factors as extensive and diverse as severe climate abnormalities to colossal, all-out wars, led to the suffering and death of many. With farmers no longer financially independent, poverty reared its ugly head. The utter lack of any kind of political or religious freedom was widely conspicuous. In Italy, for example, the catholic church had a remarkably simple approach: you were free to accept the ideology imposed on you, or be made to suffer for eternity. In London, child labor became as abundant as the lumps of coal those children were tasked
Chicago, II has grown into one of the largest communities in the country from a small trading post located at the mouth of the Chicago River. During the next two decades the population would quadruple and then continue growing. Its ability to continually reinvent itself has amazed the world. This
Toronto is regarded as one the most multicultural city in the world. The city caters around 200 ethnic groups with over 140 different languages. The city is growing every day as more and more people visit, work and live in this beautiful city. Eglinton, a densely populated neighborhood in Toronto, is a good example of this
Today, when one hears the words, “Coney Island”, perhaps a hotdog place comes to mind but to most, it’s a geographical location that epitomizes a momentous shift in society and essentially commences the American melting pot. With its eye-catching attractions, immense diversity, and loads of scenery, it’s no surprise Coney Island was popular during its grand opening and years to come. However, Coney Island categorizes as more than an enormous playground and carnival for America. It became the staple of American culture and society. In Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John E. Kasson, the author utilizes photos and historical facts to depict his argument: Coney Island represents an emergence of a mass culture and
My American Dream has always been driven by success. Employment/ career, Family and community success to be more specific. The advancement of myself ,my family, and my community has always been a priority. Being that I am a Black American born in the United States my struggle to obtain the American Dream differs from most people. There are many obstacles to overcome such as racism, stereotypes and just being motivated to reach the next level in life. Personal and family success can be obtained by getting a good education and securing a good job or career. Community success takes a little longer especially if the community has been on a economic roller coaster ride since the 1950s and 1960s.
ew York City, the city that never sleeps. Mixed people of all different ethnicities and sexualities come together to create this beautiful place. It is a place where dreams are made realities, and unforgettable adventures that shape us to who we are can be taken at any time. For starters,
Chicago is a fabulous city, known for its endless opportunity and diverse culture. The famous author Mark Twain once said "It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." And no doubt