On January 10, 1864 born in Diamond, Missouri George Washington Carver was born into slavery on a small plantation owned by Moses Carver. Carver, son of Mary and Giles Carver, then went on to become a renowned botanist, chemist, and scientist. George Washington Carver played an important role in African-American History because he was one of the most well known botanist, chemist, and scientist in African-American History, he went on to speak about how all raced could live in harmony, and he created many uses for soybeans, peanuts, and sweet potatoes to help advancing farming by helping poor southern farmers get money to grow better crops. This quote from www.biography.com says that “Carver was born into slavery, but went on to become a scientist,
He researched education programs so they can replace farmers. He was also given a masters degree in agriculture from Iowa State College in 1896, he was headed the agricultural department at Booker T. George was the best known African American because of what he did. George His humble origins were part of his appeal to publicists who made him a national folk hero. His mother disappeared, presumed kidnapped by slave raiders, while George was an infant. He supported himself cooking, doing
When slavery was abolished, Jim Crow laws were put into effect to keep African Americans and Whites separated. During these times black slaves were to receive 4 acres of land and a mule from the slave owner to repay them for the incarceration as slaves. Due to the split labor market, blacks had a harder time retaining their jobs, and the jobs that were approved for blacks were low paying. Despite the these societal disadvantages against the African American people, some slaves like my great, great, great grandfather, Wesley A. Settles who built the first school in Edgefield, SC where he taught African American children how to read and write, were able to rise and prosper.
Renee Elisabeth Maldonado 2/24/16 ELA Experience ¾ YIGT: George Washington Carver If you were given a peanut, how many things do you think you’d be able to make with it? Originally born into slavery in Diamond, MO, around 1864, George Washington Carver grew up to be one of the most prominent botanists and inventors of his time. During his education at Simpson College, in Indianola, Iowa, Carver majored in art. However, a teacher successfully convinced him to transfer to Iowa University.There he became a “gifted” biology teacher following the acquirement of his master’s degree in agriculture. Carver was hired by Booker T. Washington to run the Tuskegee Institute’s agricultural department.
After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232). He was the key actor in pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1875. He also purchased land in Kansas to be used for former slaves to settle on during reconstruction. Sadly, in 1883, he passed away from tuberculosis at the age of forty-five
However, the cotton gin also sparked the resurgence of Southern slavery, which had been in decline due to the drop in tobacco production. Ironically, Whitney had created the gin in part to help eliminate slavery by reducing the need for slaves to clean cotton (Benson 36). His plan backfired when the growing profitability of cotton actually increased the need for slaves to work as field hands. As Southern planters moved west to acquire more land for planting cotton, they brought their slaves along with them and even purchased more from the tobacco colonies of Maryland and Virginia (“Cotton Kingdom” 75). This shift westwards spread the plantation system of agriculture and rooted the institution of slavery as an integral part of the Southern economy.
The state of Mississippi has went through many different changes over the years with the state of the economy system to citizens that make of this wonderful state. At one time in the state history, growth of the economy was based solely on agricultural and the sweat and tears of the African slaves. The state best producing crops were cotton, beans, corn and other crops were kept Mississippi a float. Known as the Cotton King, thanks to backs , sweat and tears of many African American forefathers. But , Mississippi past is embed with violence.
Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez was an important Hispanic person during the civil rights movement. Being a farm worker and a labor leader, he dedicated his life to improving farm workers working conditions, treatment, and celery. He was born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927. To help the farm workers get better conditions, Cesar Chavez helped change the law in favor of the labor workers. But that wasn’t easy, he fasted a million times, and organized many protests.
Should MLK, Jr.’s Birthday be a National Holiday By: Ah, the preeminent Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights activist, and one of the most celebrated leaders against discrimination in American history, although true, is this man worthy of the national holiday? (Doctor) Martin Luther King, Jr. born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King. Growing up he lived, unlike us, in a segregated nation, in which people of color and of other creeds, class, races, were often getting segregated by the majority of Americans because of their culture and wealth. His father had a profound influence his stance on civil rights, his father proudly protested against segregation and King,
He is a member of the Zeta Chapter at Morris Brown College. I selected him because of his story. Umzae Hosea Williams was born to blind parents. On multiple occasions he was beaten and left for dead. Yet throughout all of these setbacks, he went to college, became a remarkable man of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, and made a difference in the world as a civil rights activist.