“¡Si se puede!” This was the rallying cry of the most influential farm laborers union of the late 20th century. A motto that inflicted hope and confidence in the tired farm workers in California and Arizona. This quote described Cesar Chavez’ life, from his childhood to death. Chavez was an important figure in American History because he improved the lives of farm workers, the reason we have food on our table. Chavez helped Latinos in general gain civil rights and respect.
He went to Cotulla Texas and taught poor children. Living with such a poor community gave him a new awareness of people 's hardships. Which made him who he was, a great, kind person, and president. When he got enough money he went back to college and donated stuff to the kids in Cotulla. When Johnson was pushing the Civil Rights bill of 1964, which ended segregation and employment discrimination based of race, sex, and religion he had a lot of obstacles (United States Senate).
The way they had this was because they had these skills throughout their whole lives. He then goes to talk about how many black children in america including himself did not grow up in a culture like this. People around him were not of scholastic high achievement nor were they awarded for the amount of knowledge they had as the classmates culture would. Coates says that when he would carry around
San Luis, Arizona is a town mostly built by agricultural workers and located on the southwest corner of Arizona. It is a town rounded for fields and which economy is based on agriculture. Since it is a farming town, Cesar Chavez, who fought for farm workers’ rights, was a big influence on what we have today. Thanks to his work, farm workers had received better salaries and working conditions. I strongly believe the Cesar Chavez’s legacy is being forgotten and it should be more honored because of his work, impact in the community and because there are not many places honoring him.
He remained an activist up until the day he passed. Prince “Grand Master” Hall, died December 4th, 1804 at the age of 72 years of age. Destined for greatness and striving for equality, Hall contributed to the African American communities in many ways. Organizing a Freemason society and turning his home into a learning facility for the blacks was just one of his contributions. By Hall joining the military, he had the ability to influence many African Americans to join so they could be
A small ice age affected the farming season creating food shortages. () After several famines the population was reduced. In result the price of bread increased and peasants rioted in anger. () Peasants would steal bread and sell it at the price they felt was appropriate and attacked convoys carrying grains.
Who are these new people coming onto our land; what do they want; how will it affect us all? These questions linger through the Californians’ minds. Okies and migrants are consistently treated with hostility and resentment by the locals. Most of them are shovelled off into Hoovervilles, which are the settling grounds for homeless migrants who were fooled by the “promise” of California. The three great facts of history mentioned in The Grapes of Wrath are: property is taken away
Inspiration Throughout The Decades Langston Hughes once said “In writing truthfully about the life of the Negro people and the relationships of negroes and whites, in this country, it helps to teach Negro children that there is a culture among their own people. Therefore I think that Negro writers help to uplift the whole mass of the people” (Voices and Visions). Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Missouri and grew up in the Midwest. His father was a lawyer who left the United States to live in Mexico when he was a child. Both Hughes mother and father were unsupportive in his venture to become a writer (Voices and Visions).
They ruined the soil (doc 7), and they exported food out of India and into England, whilst Indians were dying of starvation (doc 4). But, Dr. Lalvani argues that the Brits were not all that harmful, as they did build animal reserves, and the railroads they built to export food are now at the heart of Indian development. Despite them making enclosures for hunted animals -- such as Rhinos -- (Lalvani), they also destroyed the soil, as they grew an overabundance of cash crops, and cut down whole forests due to their greed for wood, which led to salinization, and to a lack of food and water for Indians (doc 7). This means that many Indians during this time lost all their food and water, and were dying of starvation and dehydration, due to the British over growing crops and cutting down trees. Meanwhile, the food that was being grown was transported to England, and sold there, as well as the trees that were being cut down (doc 4).
In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost. Carnegie company was one of the richest ever and it couldn’t afford to give poor men and women a small pay raise. Also, they created a horrible situation by sending in the Pinkertons to do their dirty work. The amazing thing is that Frick had a huge mansion ten miles away but he still had to starve families. In conclusion, the violent labor disputes made the industrial revolution more harmful and lost unnecessary
His discoveries help farmers all over the south of the U.S. By making money and their business prosper. Carver was born in two slaves in 1860 in Diamond, Grove, Missouri. Once he was older, he applied to a college and not only got accepted but received a scholarship. Things started to get bad when the university president found out George was a “regro”. His scholarship got withdrawn.
Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American who was born in Yuma Arizona in 1927. His parents were immigrants from Mexico, so that lead to constant migrating for work. Chavez experienced the hardship of agriculture work and the harsh conditions that came along with it at an early age, he then would spend a majority of his life advocating the rights field workers should be guaranteed. Cesar Chavez stood up for the many people who did not have a voice, his constant strive for the better conditions of people resulted in field workers being granted accessible resources and a time to rest such as accessible restrooms, drinking water, and two breaks and a thirty-minute lunch time. Without the help of the many volunteers Chavez could not have done this
Hoover had veteran support before the removal of the protestors, after the protest, “Hoover also lost support of the VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars] and the American Legion, both of which condemned Hoover’s actions in local newspapers throughout the country” (Keaney 2). William R. Rice, the commander of an American Legion post, sarcastically complimented Hoover on revealing his, “sadistic principles of government,” to the nation (Lisio 39). Additionally, the Veterans Central Rank and File Committee, ridiculed the unjust treatment of the protestors, stating, “We got bullets in 1917. Many of us [veterans] were maimed and crippled for life. In 1932 we get the bullets and gas of the police, as we did in Washington, and the troops, which Hoover called put against us.
For example, on page 134, it states “Oh the effects of it were real the rising prices, the shortages of everything, the news that so-and-so had been killed in some far away battle.” This means that everyone is affected no matter what. Most farmers need to buy some of their food, so the rising prices make it harder for them to make a living. Many people will lose their jobs and mostly everyone will be hungry all the time. Its even more unfair because these people don’t want to be in the war, but are feeling the effects of it anyways. On page 190, it says “I didn’t see how they could find Sam guilty, he’d fought for three years, he’d risked his life, how could they decide to punish him for something he hadn’t done?
Black history is probably one of my favorite to learn about, so it is no surprise that I would take such joy and excitement of teaching it to children. I 've done this fun, crafty, and educational activity with my three and four-year old at one daycare that I taught at and they absolutely loved it. I 'm very much a history buff as well as a sports fanatic (thanks to my Dad) and I choose the great Jackie Robinson who was essentially the first African-American man to break the color line in major league baseball (MLB) in 1947. Mr. Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a second-base man and was placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, which was well-deserved. Fun Fact: He was first signed by a white man named Branch Rickey.