Libby Anderson Thigpen is a native Mississippian. She attended Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University (JSU). Mrs. Thigpen serves as the Assistant Director for the Institutional Aid Title III Program at JSU and has been employed there for 11 years. Her expertise includes grants managements, budget and proposal development. Prior to JSU, she worked sixteen years at the Edison Walthall Hotel, where she worked in hotel accounting, payroll, front desk and management. Mrs. Thigpen has extensive experience in leadership at her church, where she has served as Finance Chair, Membership Secretary, and has spearheaded the Annual Homecoming drive raising more than $20,000 under her leadership. In addition, she has served on various committees
Have you ever hear or read about these three articles called “ How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball “ , “ The Underground Railroad “ , and “ The Story of Ida B. Wells “ ? If you haven’t well you will hear about them right now . These stories are actually kinda inspiring. Jackie Robinson was known for changing baseball. The non colored people would treat him terrible for being black , he didn’t care nor fight back . He would continue to play baseball like normal , he was a true role model for many people.Harriet Tubman was a slave herself but escaped and still helped others escape through the underground railroad . Ida B. Wells faced discrimination and spoke against it . Although Jackie Robinson , Harriet Tubman and Ida B. Wells had many different
As Jackie Robinson once said “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”. There is no doubt that Jackie Robinson has been one of most impactful baseball players to ever play the sport. For reasons such as pushing himself to reach his goals, facing many hardships, and being the first African American to play in the MLB, he has shown perseverance and been a role model to everyone.
The Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie’s life was dedicated to helping change other people’s lives. People now can learn something from the everyday sacrifice that Jackie made for others. Today we can see his impact in the way that different races are treated and in the diversity of the sports world. Through all of his work, Jackie benefitted society by helping break the color barrier, improving the game of baseball, and being the inspiration behind the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Jackie Robinson not only made impacts on the field that were monumental, but he made impacts off the field that were equally as important. Jackie helped presidents get elected, get kids off the streets and into the most prestigious schools there is, and most importantly he broke the black color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson is one of the most influential people to ever live, he did things that people would dream about, he stood up for what he believed.
In conclusion, Melba Pattillo Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru all faced life-changing experiences and made life-changing choices that not only impacted their lives, but their whole countries’ lives. Many things in the world have changed due to their choices. Schools are integrated, African Americans can play Major League Baseball, and there are many Chinese aviators. These three individuals made life-changing choices that impacted themselves and their countries. Their choices still impact our country
George Herman Ruth Jr. was a professional major league baseball player. George Herman Ruth Jr. was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. George was also one of eight children, although only he and his sister Mamie survived. George Jr. early life as a child he was very bad and did things that would see him get into a lot of trouble. He would cause trouble in his neighborhood and also skip school. When George Jr. turned about 7 his parents thought it best to send him off to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys and it was a school run by Catholic monks. St. Mary’s helped George Jr.’s become a better person and helped him learn vocational skills. This was a school to help children become better in life later on in life and this place is where he also became in love with the game baseball.
Struggles with family relations. Bullying. Inconformity. All of these are reasons that, at the early age of 16, Rod Dreher, the author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, left his home in St. Francisville to pursue his own aspirations, to escape his tormented childhood. However, years later, after having built up a life outside of Starhill, Rod moves back to his old hometown; this happens not because the town, the people, or the social order changed in any manor, but because Rod developed a new perspective on the entirety of that which was St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Prompt: How did Martin Luther King, Jr. craft his language in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to motivate the clergymen to join the fight for equal rights?
Ruth impact on society was changing the game of baseball. He is the reason baseball became a popular sport again. People would spend money to watch him play. They would come from all around. The fans called him the greatest baseball player ever. There are many newspaper that wrote about. Everyone knew who Babe Ruth was, little boys would look up to
For this pastoral interview, I interviewed Andrew O’Brien. He has been serving as the missions pastor for North Ridge Church for two years. O’Brien lives in Falls City, Nebraska with his wife, Emily, and two young sons. Being a child of missionaries in Mexico, he has always had a heart for missions. In obtaining higher education, O’Brien attended Philadelphia Bible College (now Carin University), to obtain a degree in Bible as well as a minor in missions. I talked with O’Brien his doctrinal position, strategies, opinions, and practical applications of the church with missions.
Richard Unda was born in Munich, Germany, but spent most of his youth in Columbus, Georgia after his father retired from the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia.
During the interview with Timothy Hughes, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, many difficult and probing questions were asked to discover the heart of his decision making process. The pastor, making himself available for this interview answered with much openness and transparency revealing how he makes decisions regarding a variety of issues. In regards to fear and its impact on his decision making, one could ascertain that this pastor uses acknowledgement of his fear to provide balance in this process. Decision made in regards to sermon preparation time is deemed to vary as he tries to “utilize a variety of sermon methodology or sermon preparation.” The importance of having a mentor relationship has been important in his life and has aided in making challenging decisions. The aid of such individuals have helped in molding the philosophy he has regarding decisions now. The use of small groups have aided in growth in his life and decisions he has made regarding the issues of focused study. The relationship he has with his family has a great impact on his decisions made. His wife is an
I, Toni-Andreas Gozum, identified as a scholar, volunteer, leader, citizen, and, certainly, a character, demonstrate the pillars of National Junior Honor Society in all areas of life. I do my best to display each pillar through my conduct. I am expected to work efficiently, professionally, and honestly, and I can assure you that my work follows these guidelines. I, personally, have an obligation to exceed my expectations. I plan to apply to the Math and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High school and the Technology Academy and Governor’s Stem at Landstown High school. Every other weekend, I try to go out in the ministry with my church to supply magazines to the community that ease the reader’s problems. Even though my leadership experience is
LifeStream recognizes this and through its volunteers works to ensure patients receive the blood products they need, and the community is well-served by encouraging others to give back. Northouse (2014) focuses on leadership from the point of view of the leader and their behavior and identified key characteristics of servant leadership, which provide a creative lens from which to view the complexities of servant leadership: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the group and building community. From the beginning, LifeStream has worked to earn the respect of the communities they are in, through the level of service delivered to donors, patients, and business partners. A principle of LifeStream is aimed at helping save lives in the communities they serve. They strive to nurture employee growth and development and inspire employees and donors to be servant leaders. This volunteer experience allowed me to implement servant leadership principles including, listening, empathy, stewardship and commitment to the growth of others and building of the community. Speaking with and listening to the donors, has shown me the importance in taking the time to learn the stories of others and how as servant leaders,