Please find a person of African American descent to interview. The person needs to at least 21 years of age. Please inform the person that this interview is for an assignment in class (educational purposes only) and the information provided will remain confidential. Please try to obtain more than “sound bites” yes/no answers. Asked follow up questions if the interviewee’s answers are too brief (ex: Can you please provide an example or elaborate, tell me more etc..). You want to get this person’s family story.
Growing up in Detroit Michigan I learned early in life that it is important to strive to do your best. As a child I wondered how life would be once I grew up. Moreover, I dreamed about the destinations that I wanted to travel to, the career that I want to pursue after graduating from college. I knew that the life that my parents lived was not for me.
The reason I choose the song “Smile” by Kirk Franklin is because it’s an inspirational song. It’s a song that’s made to keep everyone motivated; this song is something to make people work harder or want to try harder to accomplish something.
After my grandmother’s sister died about 2 years ago, I started calling and visiting my grandmother a little more because I realized that she is not going to be here forever. While I can agree that aging is fabulous, I just want to cherish the time that I have with her. My grandmother’s advice to young people really makes my emotional. Out of all of her children and grandchildren, I will be the first to graduate college. It is amazing to think about how I have the opportunity to graduate college and my grandmother never graduated high school and learned to read at the age of 50. Aging is a journey one which leads to really find and become comfortable with our true selves. As I age and as I watch my grandmother age, I have realized that time has a way of changing people. What think was impossible to conquer becomes possible over time. The material possessions that we once value just become small things. What matters the most is family and our faith. I was afraid of aging, I still am but with aging comes understanding, acceptance, clarity and in my opinion that is a beautiful
A challenge I have had to overcome throughout my life is fitting in. When I was four years old I was adopted from the country called Kazakhstan. I came to America at four years old and I lived with my new mom and dad. Throughout my life I have looked for what I am good at and what I will love to dedicate my life too. But due to not having my real parents there I never really knew who I was. I feel like people find themselves through the guidance of their family, I never had my real family so I found it hard to figure out who I was and what my contribution to this world is. Yes, my new parents are amazing, but there were two people in particular who stood out to me and I aspired to be like them one day. One was my uncle peter, he died three years ago due to brain
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
First, employment counselor Darlene Lewis talks with her employee and friend, James Taylor, about how his upbringings motivated him and inspired him to never give up until he succeeds. James
In my family I am not only the oldest child- I am also a first generation student and currently the only person in my immediate family to hold a degree of any kind. I feel incredibly proud of this accomplishment because being a first generation student means having a limited amount of support from family members. Often times I was required to rely on researching the internet or interviewing professionals for answers to my college related questions. This skill was especially useful when I was offered a position at LCC’s five-star, NAEYC accredited center. As an Assistant Teacher, families rely on me for information regarding their child’s development and our center. Providing information to families and teaching children has become a very large
It was difficult getting to where I am currently with trying to understand who I was? And who I am? Why I was going through what I was going through? How to understand and interpret what felt almost alien. It wasn’t until after getting into the University of South Carolina as a Biology major that I knew that that wasn’t what I was meant to be doing. But before I realized that wasn’t for me, I looked into, after undergrad and medical school, becoming a neonatal physician and again the more I thought about it the less confident I was going that route. What I did know was that while I may not have wanted to work in that specific profession, I did want to work with children, families, women and girls, and the underprivileged. So after taking the
My grandparents have tremendously impacted my life with constant warmth, love, affection, and motivation. They have served as caregivers when my parents were at work, so I began to build some sort of attachment toward my grandparents. When I was younger, for example, I would ride the school bus to my grandparents’ house after my classes while my parents were at work. My parents worked until 12am, so I would basically only see them when it time to drop me off at school that morning and on the weekends. In the meantime, my grandparents
On November 1st, 2014 at 11:34pm the Summerville High School marching band was announced the SCBDA 5A State Champion for the first time in a decade. I believe this to be my greatest accomplishment, being a part of an organization that accomplished so much even though we were the underdogs of the rest of the competition. Our high school was not the most musically talented, nor are we the largest. However, the heart and soul we put into our performance was recognized by the judges.
Clara Barton perfectly exemplifies what I’d like to accomplish in my life and nursing career. She was fearless in her mission, tireless in her efforts to help others, and effective in creating real change that lasted far beyond her the end of her life. After all, she’s the only the creator of the little ol’ American Red Cross.
Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer born shortly before A.D 1000. He was the second son of three sons of a Viking explorer called Erik the Red; He is the man that led the first European settlement on Greenland. In approximately A.D 1000 Leif Eriksson sailed to Norway where he met King Olaf the First. There he was converted to Christianity. King Olaf the First sent Leif Eriksson to Christianize the native people of Greenland, and when trying to return back to Greenland his ship sailed off course. Instead of reaching Greenland he ended up on the North American continent. His ship settled on Nova Scotia. He named this area Vinland; he then further began to explore it. He discovered the fruit known as grapes which were perfect for
Become and Anthropologist, by Richard Carlson is a wonderful segment from his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…its all Small Stuff, expressing how the true genuine attempt of anthropology creates vast changes in ones perception. Throughout this piece, the writer quickly explains what anthropology is and how becoming an anthropologist has presented a large impact on his life and his views. He began being a man with little to no patience, with a lack of respect for others views and beliefs’. In order for Carlson to change his ways of thinking he had to fully adapt to the process of anthropology and develop his compassion for those around him. He had to learn to replace all misconceived notions of others and replace them with kindness and the genuine interest. Throughout this journey he explains how he was able to become less discouraged, aggravated, and annoyed by the actions of others. In order for this to work he had to
Mr. Marc L. Finney, the Director of Library Services for the Norfolk State University Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, is the library leader that I interviewed. Mr. Finney has served almost three years at the helm of the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library. Mr. Finney received his Bachelor degree from Virginia Union University, and his Master degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Lastly, Mr. Finney brings a wealth of knowledge to this interview that comes from his extensive library experience.