People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
This text is biography about Amelia Earhart and her life as a war nurse and a pilot. Amelia was born on the 24th of July 1897, her childhood was not easy, as her father’s drinking addiction caused him to lose his job and her parents to split up. Amelia, her sister and her mother moved to Chicago. On a visit to her sister she was inspired by some World War 1 soldiers who were injured in battle, to instead of going to college become a nurse in a soldier’s hospital. By the year 1920 Amelia’s parents had gotten back together and moved to California, she moved to California to be with them. When there one day, she paid $1 to go for a 10 minute plane ride over Los Angeles. Once reaching the ground it was then that Amelia decided that from that day on she had to fly.
Annie Jean Easley was born April 23, 1933 to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel Bird Easley, in Birmingham Alabama. She was raised, along with her older brother, by a single mom. Annie attended schools in Birmingham and graduated high school valedictorian of her class. Throughout high school Annie wanted to be a nurse because she thought that the only careers that were open to African American women at the time were nursing and teaching and she definitely did not want to teach so she settled on being a nurse but as she studied in high school she began thinking about becoming a pharmacist. Annie had the support and encouragement that she needed from her mother to continue on to study at Xavier University, which at the time was an African-American
Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to be in mid air warfare? That is what the Tuskegee Airmen did. They were one of the best Airmen the U.S ever had. They flew during World War II and protected U.S bombers. They were one of the most accomplished Airmen and Gunmen the U.S ever had.
Aunt Henrietta Jackson daughter of Fielding W Jackson and Elvira Ellis was born in January of 1878. Henrietta was about 11 or 12 when her father passed away leaving her mother to raise 7 children the 6 boys and Henrietta. She was charged with assisting her mom with the children as well as household chores, also learning how to work in the fields. Education was paramount in the Ellis-Jackson home and like her mother she too began a career as a school teacher at Poplar Hill School. During breaks from teaching (planting and harvesting season) Henrietta found work in Harriston, Fayette, and at one time thought of going to Memphis. Henrietta did marry a man from Franklin County whose name was Robert Jackson. “Nanch”, as the children called her, returned to Jefferson County to continue her teaching career after the death of Robert. Henrietta was a tough taskmaster and believed in a strict adherence to the
Kidnapping. Taking someone away illegally by force, typically to obtain a ransom. The Lindberghs were a sweet family and everyone loved them, especially after they had their first son, or that 's what everyone thought. The Lindbergh’s son was killed after being kidnapped from their house in New Jersey. The mystery behind the Lindbergh baby kidnapping can be summed up in the theories: it was done by Bruno Hauptmann or Charles Lindbergh helped the kidnapper.
Abigail Smith was born on November 11,1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Quincy Smith, and William Smith are the parents of Abigail. Abigail 's was born as the daughter of a minister. Abigail Smith was the second of four kids; Mary, Elizabeth and William. Abigail did not attend school, like most girls did, due to chronic illness. But abigail was devoted to reading and studying shakespeare and John Milton. Abigail 's future husband, John adams, was her third-cousin. Abigail Smith and John Adams met in 1759, when Abigail was 15 years old. They later reunited at a social gathering when abigail was 17 years old.
Mary Jane Patterson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her parents brought and their family to Oberlin, Ohio to find an education for their children. In 1835, Oberlin College admitted its first black student and eventually became the country’s first coed institution of higher education. It was also the first college in the country to grant women undergraduate degrees. Mary Jane Patterson studied for a year in the college’s Prepatory Department and she was the first African-American women to earn a Bachelor’s degree. Born into slavery, she is known as the first black woman in the United States to graduate from an four-year college.
Throughout 1920 and 1940, the Harlem Renaissance flourished. Also known as the “Roaring Twenties” and the “Jazz age,” the Harlem Renaissance's roots came from African American’s culture spreading throughout America, teaching everyone their fun filled life of singing, dancing, and writing. The Jazz industry exploded, introducing performers and writers like Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, and Aaron Douglas to the world (History.com Staff). Women were searching for the more rights and they finally received the gift of a lifetime, the right to vote. In addition, inventions like the airplane were improving exponentially. In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh the first person to successfully fly a plane across the Atlantic ocean. Also in that same year,
Some people believe Amelia Earhart didn’t die because she made a perfect landing allowing her to land on a nearby island. While others believe Amelia was a secret agent working the U.S government which points to her close relationship with the Roosevelts. People suggest that the plane crashed after she intentionally deviated from her course to spy on Japanese-occupied islands in the Pacific. They also believe that Earhart and Noonan could have landed on one of the islands and were taken as prisoner. Another theory holds that Earhart returned safely to the United States and changed her name. They say she lived a long life in obscurity, but I believe the real reason and most accurate reason is Amelia Earhart ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean and died of impact. This reason sounds the most accurate because they never found any body remains. She was flying across some of the deepest and longest parts of the ocean, which can lead to them not finding any plane remains or body remains. They also can’t say she landed on a island because when they found remains they were of an man.
Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill Nye the Science Guy! Everyone knows the chant from the introduction of the show Bill Nye the Science Guy. For some, Bill Nye is the reason they became interested in science in the first place to make a career out of it. Positive role models like Bill Nye can make a huge difference in a child’s interest in STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Sometimes Arts is included, changing the acronym to STEAM. Although there are many circumstances that contribute to choosing a STEM career, positive role models are the most influential in empowering adolescents to choose an education in STEM.
Often referred to as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singers in the United States. Throughout her career, Ella was awarded thirteen Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. With a voice that not only encompassed a large range, but a dynamic and powerful sound, Ella could sing almost anything from scatting to the popular tunes of her day. She performed in the top venues all around the world to packed houses, with audiences as diverse as the music she created. Ella came from a small town and impoverished family, but through her talent and determination, skyrocketed to fame creating a legacy that has withstood the sands of time.