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.
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892 and later passed away in April of 1926; she was only 34 years old. Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman and had 12 brothers and sisters; she was one of 13 children. The family lived in constant struggle because they had to deal with the conflicts of racism and poverty. As a result, Coleman’s father left the family in search of better opportunities, thus forcing the mother to assume all responsibility for all 13 children. At 12 years old, Coleman attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Texas and graduated. After graduation she moved to Oklahoma to attend the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University, what is now Langston University. Unfortunately, her journey
There Ella sung the songs “Judy”, a Hoagy Carmichael tune, and “The Object of My Affection”. She left the crowd flabbergasted with her performance and won first place in the Apollo Theater’s contest. Among the crowd was bandleader and drummer Chick Webb. Chick Webb soon recruited Ella for his orchestra/band who she recorded her first single “Love and Kisses” in 1935. Later in 1935 Ella produced her first and second number one hit “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and “I Found My Yellow Basket” respectively. Ella became the leader of Chick’s band, renamed Ella Fitzgerald and Her Orchestra, after his death in 1939. From the 1940s to the early 1990s, Ella will go on to be the first African American woman to receive a Grammy with twelve more to follow, produce over 200 albums and 2,000 songs, receive the NAACP Image Award for Lifetime Achievement, and to receive the Presidential Medal of
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.
Bessie Coleman was born in Waxahachie Texas and at the age of 2 two years old her father left the family to go back to indians territory. When Bessie was 12 she went to a missionary baptist church in Texas then she graduated and then went to the Oklahoma colored agriculture.In 1915 Bessie was 23 years old and she moved to Chicago to work with her brothers as a manicurist.When she had free time she would read or listen about the War World 1 pilots so then she tried to be one so she went to the United States denied because she was a different race.Bessie Coleman wanted to go to france so she can be a pilot so she was teaching herself french for months and months then she went to france and they taught her how to fly for a year they gave her a licence and she did stunts and tricks in the air.Bessie got her licence at the school of caudron brothers of Aviation in france she learned her first stunt in 1922.In her later life she did so many stunts ,spins , circles, flips ,twirls and she did it in front of everyone in france.Also she wanted to teach kids how to fly when they get older for school.Bessie went to Europe to get more information on how to do tricks and stunts.One day Bessie was flying to get to the West Coast Air Shows and her plane crash she was rushed to the hospital she was ok and alive but she had to stay in the hospital for eighteen months.In May 1,1926 Bessie was going to get a pilot named William D.Wills so,she flew her plane into Orlando to find him because she wanted to do 3 forced landing in her show but she didn’t know how to do it.The plane she
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the song that put on her on the charts, Aretha Franklin, one of the most influential female artists of all time is the artist that interest me the most. With her vocals a mixture of jazz and rhythm & blues, Aretha gained fame. Her vocals were so good, that it made her to have hit records over five years, which later on in her career, cause her to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. Also giving her the title “The Queen of Soul”. Like most artists today, Franklin got her career started by singing gospel, and from gospel to pop and R&B. Aretha Franklin had many accomplishments in her time, like having 13 million songs sold. Also, “Aretha Franklin did not only symbolized female empowerment in the sound of her records
Bessie’s quotes “The air is the only place free from prejudices.” relates when she was the first African American women to fly an airplane. In her quotes she is saying that on the air, she felt free because no one could judge her. She believed that it doesn’t matter what color you are, to achieve something, she took no for an answer. Bessie was the first African American women to fly an airplane, but to do that she had to achieve the three goals she made for herself, learning how to ride and earn a pilot's licence, becoming a recognized stunt and exhibition flyer, and Bessie did not live long enough to achieve her third goal, which was to create an aviation school where young black Americans could learn to fly and prepare for careers
Harriet Tubman mostly known for her abolitionist work was a very influential woman that saved many slaves’ lives. She was born into slavery with siblings and parents by her side. She died on March 10, 1913, but is still remembered for all of her work. Harriet Tubman had a hard life in slavery, worked in the Civil War, rescued slaves, worked on the underground railroad and can be compared to Nat Turner who also lived in the period of time when there was slavery.
Lena Horne was a star who broke racial barriers. In a suppressive 1900s America, an African American woman was determined to step into the limelight to defy the racial standards of her time. She faced an uphill battle trying to create a career from her childhood, with little support from her own family, let alone a white dominated industry. When she finally proved to be an astonishing performer and struck a deal with a major Hollywood studio, she was still held back by racial segregation laws still in effect in the south. Horne recognized her influence and used her talents to go from actress to activist. Through movie roles and songs the starlette used her voice to make movements for African American civil rights.
When investigating the origins of country music, there are multiple different country music stars that could be recognized for their recording success, and innovation, which contributed to the progress of country music as one of the most popular genres in the 20th century. The pioneers for country music consisted of both men, women, and multiple different ensembles providing to country music’s success. Without the help of the founders of country music, this genre might not be as successful as it is today.
Annie Clark Tanner was born on September 24, 1864 in Farmington Utah. Annie was born into a polygamist family and grew up her entire life centered around polygamy. She was proud to be born into a family that practiced this type of life style. She was an obedient young child and always look forward to spending time with her parents. Annie cherished education and went to the religious school in Provo Utah. There she met her husband Myron Tanner.
Reba McEntire is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, also known as the "Queen of Country" music. She is an actress, songwriter, Broadway singer, television star, and a movie star. Reba has contributed to many various charities such as the fisher house foundation and The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation. She now has a makeup line as well as clothing, shoes, luggage and household items.
Sojourner was born a slave sometime around 1797 Yona Zeldis Mcdonough. Sojourners birthplace was Swartekill,New York with her mom and dad on the Hardenburg farm Yona Zeldis Mcdonough. Sojourners parents were James and Betsy Yona Zeldis Mcdonough. Sojourner had as many as twelve siblings Yona Zeldis Mcdonough. They all grow up in different places unknown because they were sold. Yona Zeldis Mcdonough.
Born April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, she was the youngest of 3 siblings. At the age of 3, she began singing to her father out of a children’s book
Billie Holliday's life was tragic. Born into poverty and out-of-wedlock, she rose to a position of artistic preeminence in the world of jazz, but her personal life was one of constant turmoil and struggle. She fought seemingly endless wars-with drug addiction, narcotics agents' harassment, racial discrimination, self-serving lovers, and with human parasites in and out of the music business. Withal, her vocal artistry was joyously and bitters sweetly transcendent. Many serious listeners consider her the greatest jazz vocalist ever.