Bluford joined the Airforce and got many different jobs working for the air force. He was awarded for being heroic and received all kinds of great appreciation. Bluford protested being heroic. He says it is his duty and honor to fight for his home and all he worked for. Background, Career in Space, and accomplishments after awards are much simpler ways for future African American Astronauts to take that were inspired by Guion Bluford (Guy).
Benjamin Banneker was a huge self educated mathematician, astronomer, complier of almanacs and also a writer all at the same time. Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s, Maryland. A free black man who owned his own property with a farm close to Baltimore, Banneker was very self educated in astronomy an mathematics. He was later called to help in the surveying of territory for the construction of the nations capital. Benjamin Banneker also became an active writer of almanacs and exchanged letters with Thomas Jefferson, politely challenging him to do to ensure racial equality. Banneker later passed on October 9, 1806.
John F Kennedy was born May 29th, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts. He was one of nine children and his father became a very successful businessman and his family lived a very comfortable life. As a young man he attended a boarding school for boys in Connecticut. He played many sports and enjoyed reading. He wasn't
Benjamin Franklin achieved many goals in his life. He invented things like bifocals, the lightning rod, and the Franklin stove. He was a leading author and printer as well as a politician, scientist, inventor, and civic activist. He was a great man who used his energy and persistence
He was promoted all the way to captain. After the war he went back to portsmouth and with the money he had he started a lumber company called walnut lumber co. He also has lumber companies in Portsmouth, Boston, and Portland Maine. He owns several ship which he uses to ship his lumber and he also rents them to other people. He is Married and has four kids.
However, when his mother married, he was adopted by Charles Henry Jackson, his step father. During high school he experienced segregation and Jim Crow laws. After high school he attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. He then transferred to North Carolina A&T. At North Carolina A&T he became involved in local civil rights protests.
Andrew Young was born into a middle class family in New Orleans, and from a young age he knew what he believed in and was always very passionate about it. He was a very important civil rights leader, and still is today. Throughout his life he has made some amazing accomplishments, gotten incredible awards, and has made major changes in the civil rights movement. Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was born on March 12th, 1932. He was born into a middle class family in New Orleans, Louisiana during the Great Depression.
Brett Favre was born on October 10th, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. In his early life, he had three siblings, and his mom and dad both were school teachers. He played baseball and football during High school. His dad probably is what made Brett a NFL legend, because he was a football coach and Brett’s dad inspired him to start playing football. He also met his future wife, Deanna Favre in high school too.
As explained in Jordan’s Lone Star Navy, at the age of fourteen Moore entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman. Throughout his early years Moore was fully engaged mastering the tactics and harnessing the life of a seafarer such as becoming a proficient swimmer and fierce fighter. While in the US Navy, Moore would find himself in various roles and aboard numerous ships such as the USS Hornet, Fairfield and Delaware,
Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe Maryland. He was originally named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, to Harriet Bailey in 1818. His exact birth day is undetermined and in question, because slaves did not know their actual birth dates since they could not read. Based upon historical scholars it is stated by many that he was born on Feb, 1817 or 1818. His father was said to be his slave master, a white man named Aaron Anthony, he only got to see his mother a few times since he was taken from her, she died when he was 7. He was then given to his grandmother Betsy Bailey to raise him. When he was six years old he was sent to live with Hugh and Sophie Auld, in which they had a son Tommy Auld where him and Douglass became companions
Daniel was stationed to Thailand in 1966 for the Vietnam War as deputy commander of operations. He was named wing vice commander under Colonel Robin Olds. He flew over 70 combat missions into North Vietnam. He was named Florida’s, “Outstanding American of the Year” for 1969 and was later transferred to Libya. Daniel Chappie James Jr. will forever be known for the barriers he knocked down.