Could you imagine your 17 year old daughter, who is at her first year in college, being sentenced to life in prison without parole? Yvette Louisell didn’t know that that’s where her life was headed but soon she would find out. She is one out of 37 current Iowa inmates that have been given a life sentence for a crime committed as a juvenile.
There are many wonderful people in history, one of those people are Jacqueline Cochran. She had a few jobs but she felt that they were not the ones that she desired the most. She was first to do something, and what she did was something that is inspiring to us.
Elizabeth (Bessie) Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894. Bessie was one of the seven children that William and Laura Smith had. Her father died shortly after she was born and in 1906, her mother and two of her brothers died, so her aunt ended up raising her and her remaining siblings. At a young age, she knew she had a unique voice, so she used it and with the help of her brother Andrew playing guitar, she became a street singer begging for money.
In this book, it discusses Ella Baker and her involvement in the civil rights movement. In one chapter of the book, Chapter 3: Harlem During the 1930s, it touches base on Baker’s involvement in radical activism during the Great Depression. Specifically, Ransby explains how Baker began her involvement in the activist community after she graduated from college and moved to New York City, where she was emerged into an environment with left wing views. In Harlem, she would participate street corner discussions in regards to the black freedom movement and radical visions. Even though she does not get situated with one political association, she was interested in left wing views, due to them supporting her opinion on having an egalitarian community.
The African American singer Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born to the parents William And Laura Smith. William was a laborer and a part-time Baptist priest. Bessie was one of the seven children in her family. The Smith family was well below the poverty line for many years. (BLUE)
The idea that hardships may bring out of someone something they did not know they had within them is something that many people believe. American culture is one that admires resolve in the face of hardship as we believe that is when someone shines that most. However adversity does not always bring out something that was not being shown before but rather gives a new direction to talents that someone already has. Adversity may push some to recognize talents they did not they had, like for example taking an advance class in a subject they did not like but finding they are talented in understanding the subject. While adversity may help people discover a talent or build their character, adversity just mostly puts their talents to use in a different way or showcases people’s character.
She was born on January 26,1892, in Atlanta,TX. She is part African American and part Cherokee. She was the 10th out of 13 children to her mother Susan and her father, George Coleman. After 17 years of marriage, her father left her family because of all the immigration going on in the area and moved to Oklahoma.Her brothers left as well, leaving her mother and her four sisters. Her mother tried her best to support the children. Once they were old enough, they all worked as sharecroppers, and helped harvest the cotton in their cotton farm.When Bessie turned 12, she accepted the Lord at Missionary Baptist Church in Texas.
What is the American Dream? Many people have tried to explain the dream, or how they feel about the dream. Most try to be all patriotic and country loving like Walt Whitman... But others like Langston Hughes reveal a darker side of the dream.
According to the 1900 census Bessie was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Laura and William Smith. His dad was a laborer and a part-time Baptist in Moulton, Alabama. Bessie’s dad died when she was a little girl. When she was 9 years old her mother and brother died, the older sister of Bessie (Viola) took care of her siblings. Bessie would earn money by impoverished household, she and her brother (Andrew) began singing on the street of Chattanooga, she would dance and sing. Her brother would play the guitar while she was doing that. In 1904 the oldest brother from them left home to join a small traveling troupe. When he returned he took his Bessie to audition the troupe. She was hired for a dancer not a singer because the company already had a well-known as a singer.
Perseverance, adaptability, integrity are all key features outstanding people learn to master. In this essay I will show three articles/poem that show great examples of how people used at least one of these in their lifetime. The first paragraph is a poem by Langston Hughes it is called “Mother to Son”. The second paragraph is an article about a man called Nick Vujicic it is called “Life Without Limits”. Third paragraph is by Neil MacFarquhar and it is called “Saudi Arabia’s Freedom Riders”.
Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the 1920s, a period known as the "Harlem Renaissance" because of the number of emerging black writers. Du Bose Heyward wrote in the New York Herald Tribune in 1926: "Langston Hughes, although only twenty-four years old, is already conspicuous in the group of Negro intellectuals who are dignifying Harlem with a genuine art life. . . . It is, however, as an individual poet, not as a member of a new and interesting literary group, or as a spokesman for a race that Langston Hughes must stand or fall. . . . Always intensely subjective, passionate, keenly sensitive to beauty and possessed of an unfaltering musical sense, Langston Hughes has given us a 'first book ' that
In the poem “I, Too”, the author Langston Hughes illustrates the key aspect of racial discrimination faces against the African Americans to further appeals the people to challenge white supremacy. He conveys the idea that black Americans are as important in the society.
During the civil war, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. After his assassination, Andrew Johnson went on to restore slavery. In 1868, the 13th and 14th amendments were established. The 13th amendment abolished slavery and the 14th amendment guaranteed blacks’ their rights. All this led to segregation. In 1937, Margaret Williams, a fourteen year old African American, was denied enrollment at Catonsville High School for two years. She had a suit filed on her behalf. The principal, David W. Zimmerman, said that it was not because of her race but because she failed uniform examinations. The case was dismissed and lost on repeal. She graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. She traveled a couple hours each day just to attend school. After she graduated, she went on to attend a nursing school and she worked Glenn L. Martin Factory during World War II.
The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic and cultural movement during the 1920s and the 1930s. It was sparked by a migration of nearly one million African-Americans who moved to the prospering north to escape the heavy racism in the south and to partake in a better future with better tolerance. Magazines and newspapers owned by African-Americans flourished, poets and music artists rose to their feet. An inspiration swept the people up and gave them confidence.
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is widely considered as one of the most successful African-American poets of all time. He was also a columnist, playwright, novelist, and social activist for African-American rights. Consequently, Hughes wrote all sorts of literature about 20th century African-Americans living in Harlem--a major black residential within the Manhattan borough of New York City--and soon became an extremely influential figure in the Harlem Renaissance, which was the rebirth movement of African-American culture in the arts during the 1920s. Hughes also had great admiration for music, and was inspired by a variety of genres/musicians such as boogie, Bach, jazz, and blues. His special love for blues music caused