“A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have their power to bestow”(Mary Cholmondeley).Someone’s youth can determine what kinds of paths or decisions someone makes. Childhood is an important time in a person’s life. Many kids do not get to have a happy and long childhood because it was cut short for various reasons. Poverty, war, sickness, and a bad homelife are some ways someone’s childhood could be cut short. Patsy Barnes from “The Finish of Patsy Barnes” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Joby from ”The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury both experienced having their childhoods cut short. Patsy is a 14 year old African American boy that went through a drastic change when he moved from the South, to Dalesford. His father died when he was 13 and he now has to take care of his sick mother. Patsy is determined to ride the son of the horse that his father died riding.Joby is a 14 year old boy who is a drummer boy during the Civil
Harriet Tubman was an American “abolitionist, “humanitarian” and an armed scout and also a spy for the United States Army during the American civil war. She was born in Dorchester County , Maryland . Her birthdate is unknown , No one actually knows when she was born . she was most likely born in between 1820 and 1825 . Harriet changed her name after her mother . Her actual name was Arminta Harriet Ross . She was born into a slavery family . Her parents were owned by different people , Her mother, Harriet Green was owned by Mary Pattison . Her father, Ben Ross was owned Anthony Thompson . At the age of 5 or
One main event that occurs in the first third of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the first group meeting Mr. McMurphy joined on the ward. Nurse Ratched begins to talk about another patient named Harding, and his issues with his wife. After listening to what the nurse had to say, McMurphy made an inappropriate joke concerning the matter of Harding’s wife. Everyone was amused with his joke, except for Nurse Ratched. She retaliates by reading Mr. McMurphy’s file out loud for everyone to hear. This was the first time as a reader I got to hear about McMurphy’s history and why he was put on the ward. She reads how Mr. McMurphy is 35, never married, was dishonorably discharged from war in Korea, has a prolonged history of street
“I don’t see anything uncommon in it,” states Alex Lin a former teen activist. Teen activists, who are they, what do they stand for ,and what does it take to become one? Teen activists make a big difference in this world, they devote time and energy to helping others a they don’t let challenges get in their way ,they stand up for what they believe in, and they encourage others to do so. All it takes to become one is lots of determination and a voice and the bravery to stand up!
Imagine you or one of your family members was someone who fights for what they believe is right. Activism is very important and is when someone speaks up for what they believe in. This chapter will explain what activism is and how it could help many people around the world.
Board of Education, four college students started a protest that would come to be called the Greensboro sit-in. The students were sitting at the lunch counter of a Woolworth’s when they were told they couldn’t be waited on because of the color of their skin. Frustrated, returned everyday and sat at the lunch counter. They did this for five months until Woolworth’s finally agreed to serve black people. To some, what these students accomplished might not seem like much, but, in reality, these students accomplished more than getting a department store to serve them. During the five months that they protested, their numbers kept growing; more and more students including some white were motivated to take a stand, and joined the sit-in. Others got word of what these students were doing, and soon there were sit-ins all around the country. All of it started with four, black, college students. While what these students did was incredible, what really makes them stand out is how they didn’t let their age affect the change they knew they could make. Nobody knew who these students were; they weren’t renowned civil rights leaders who everyone looked up to. Their actions were simple, but the results were profound.They wanted to see change, so they went out and made it. In doing so, they became an example to young people that age and experience don’t determine what kind of influence you have. All you need is the will to make change, and the perseverance to see it
Florence Kelley conveys her message about child labor in her speech. Through the use of different rhetorical strategies, she shows us how each state’s child labor laws are different. Each state has their own law of how long the child should work and an age. The children are expected to be working while the adults are buying. The children will always be working there because without an education, they can’t really do anything else.
Mae C. Jemison was one most famous women in science. She is the first African-American to be a astronaut. She was chosen in the NASA training program in June 4, 1987. After more than one year of training, Mae C. Jemison she was chosen to earn the title of the science mission specialist. On September 12, 1992 with six other astronauts she flew into space. She became the first female astronaut to go into space Mae C. Jemison came to Earth on September 20, 1992 for eight days or 190 hours in space. Mae C. Jemison noted that societies should recognize how much women and people can contribute if given opportunities.
This film shows the true layers that black women can have in films that is past the stereotypical The sassy black friend The ghetto black women The angry black woman storyline can only be done so many times. Seeing black women as strong and highly intelligent individuals in films and how this needed to related to real life.
Cecily Strong is a comedian of the famous and popular show Saturday Night Live on NBC. She often works with her coworkers to made fun of what happening in the world. As a comedian, many of her jokes fall into the category of dry sarcasm. So, it is important to take that into consideration when watching the speeches she gives. In in April of 2015, she gave a speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner at the Washington Hilton.
So what has this taught America? America has learned that the fight for equality and against discrimination is ongoing. Additionally, the movements fight for equality has become the basis for other progressive movements. Immigration reformation, for example, exudes a myriad of similarities to the protests and legal actions of the 50’s and 60’s. The Civil Rights Movement promoted an ideology that hard work and sacrifice could mean the freedom of millions of people. An idea that scares many and inspires
Compared to the 1930’s, things have really changed in the workplace. Especially with women. With the start of World War II women started their endeavor into the workplace. In the article “Scenes and Un-Scenes: A Woman’s Work” the photos really capture how women begun their work and moved up. The article’s images show the appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos in every picture to express how women have made their move in the workplace.
Racism has been around for a long time and it still exists today. It has been embedded to a degree that it reproduces itself. It is in the culture of the future generation. What is seen and taught to us in our environment is how we learn our behavior and actions towards others. Because of this, whether we realize it or not, racist behavior is taught and passed on. Dismantling this requires dialogue, reflection on ourselves (and others), and relearning our behaviors. In some cases, racism is subtle and in others, it is obvious. Since the Civil Rights Movement, progress has emerged but ignorance and denial of the past and recurrence of history still exist among many. This is covered in the reading, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the
Many different groups in the United States have fought for their equal rights through civil rights battles. Each one inspiring the next, slowly transforming America into the country it is today. Some of these battles have come a long way, since the beginning of history for a lot, some of which are still in the mist of being fought, some of which made huge improvements yet still haven’t reached full equality. Through the many steps taken in marches, and blood and tears shed though the riots, all these battles though has change the way Americans see one another and their country. Going for the common goal of equality, these civil rights movements have changed America for the greater good.
He outlines the life she lived in the past century, when their were no cars on the road and no planes in the sky, when someone like her could not vote, due to her being a woman and being light skinned, she saw the country when their was a huge depression, she was their when the first person landed on the moon and she was their through the pain and the hope, the struggle and the progress, she saw America developing and progressing for a century. Obama also made reference to his popular campaign chant, “Yes, We Can”: “And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can’t; and the people who pressed on with that American creed: 'Yes, we