Martin Luther King, Jr. originally born as Michael King Jr, was born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia to his father Michael “Martin” Luther King Sr., a Baptist minister, and his mother Alberta Williams-King. Martin Luther King Jr., also became a Baptist minister and later a social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950’s until his death by assassination on April 4th, 1968. Dr. King died far too young at the age of thirty-nine. King was the main activist behind the end of legal segregation as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which practiced non-violence in everything they did, including the March on Washington in 1963. He is most known for his I Have a Dream speech, and because of history changing events like these King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
George Washington Carver was born a slave on a plantation of Moses Carver near Diamond Grove, Missouri. He later became a botanist chemist whose interesting life led him to become one of America’s heroes to people of all colors. George Washington Carver spent his first thirty years of life, wandering through the streets of three different states working odd jobs to gain a basic education. He made it his mission to better the lives of poor Southern blacks. He made commercial uses for the regions agricultural products and natural resources.
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. Benjamin Banneker was the son of a freed slave from Guinea named Robert and of Mary banneky, daughter of a formerly indentured English servant named Molly Welsh and her husband, Bannka, a slave whom she freed and who claimed to be the son of a Gold Coast tribal chief. Banneker’s early years were spent with his family. This includes his three sisters, growing tobacco on his parents’ 100-acre farm near the banks of the Patapsco River.
Alexander Falconbridge was an English surgeon. He worked as a ship doctor for a slave ship for five years. He later stopped working as a ship doctor because he disagreed with slavery. While he was working he had a “blind eye” and believed they bred Negros for sale as they did cattle. Black traders sold the “Negroes” to the European purchasers and they examine the “negroes” to make sure they have good health and are able to do a lot of labor.
The Hairstons is the phenomenal story of the biggest family in America, the Hairston group. With a few thousand highly contrasting individuals, the Hairstons offer a mind boggling and convincing history: separated in the season of subjection, they now hold onto their past as one gang. This book speaks the truth the historical backdrop of a white slaveholding family in the American South, and their slaves. The white family, affirmed (Hurston), impart their history and their name to a large number of the descendants of their dark slaves, who proclaim the name as composed. The Hairstons possessed manors from Virginia to South Carolina and held upwards of ten thousand slaves.
James Bowie was born in Kentucky in 1796 but spent most of his life in Louisiana. He started to become famous in 1827 and because of the Sandbar Fight.James Bowie moved to Texas in 1830. Bowie joined the military of Texas and took part and lead forces in the Battle Of Conception and in the Grass Fight.In early 1836 he arrived in the Alamo and led the volunteer forces until he became ill and weak and he died in early March(March sixth) along with the other defenders of the Alamo. He was a great person and very respectable and will always be remember thanks to his service and his knife of
The Atlanta Exposition Address by Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), written as a strategy in order to combat racial tensions in the South. Washington was born into slavery, where he worked on a Virginia plantation until emancipation in 1865. He then moved to Virginia with his mother, and taught himself how to read and write. After many years of saving he enrolled in the Hampton Institute (later called Hampton University) in 1875 and Wayland Seminary from 1878-1879. He would later become a teacher at Hampton, and after recommendation from Hampton’s president, he was selected to lead Tuskegee University.
Buddy Reedy English l l l Mrs. Way Period 7 Buddy Reedy’s Essay over Walt Whitman’s Life Walt Whitman lived a life full of change. He often wrote about it through his poems during the Civil war era about how he opposed slavery and would like them to be free, and a huge inspiration for his poems was Abe Lincoln and the idea of reuniting the South with the North again and also how he helped the wounded soldiers at a hospital in the Union Capital in The United States. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, New York on May 31 1819. He was the second child out of eight siblings. His father's name was Walter Whitman and his mother's name was Lousia Van Velser Whitman.
His best-known work is his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave. During the 1920’s African-American literature flourished. From
In 1854, a group of African Americans met in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss options for leaving America. The force behind the convention was Martin Delany (1820-1876), who many scholars call the foremost black nationalist of his day. Born into a free black family in Charleston, West Virginia, Delany moved to western Pennsylvania. There he learned the newspaper business, eventually becoming Frederick Douglass’s co-editor for a time. He also attended medical school at Harvard University, where white students rejected the presence of a black student, and forced him out.
Being a well-known general led him to run for president and eventually impacting the United States in ways that still remain around today. Jackson was the son of an Irish immigrant who lived in the frontier regions of South Carolina and Tennessee. He grew up with only a mother because his dad died due to multiple injuries lifting heavy
With the encouragement of Garrison, Douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, in 1845. Following the publication of his autobiography, Douglass left for Ireland to avoid recapture. He remained in Ireland and Britain for two years, giving speeches on the evils of slavery. He soon returned to the United States as a free man in 1847, by the British supporters, whom purchased his legal freedom. In addition to abolition, Douglass became an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
The autobiography became widely read due to it being realistic in terms that Douglass was once a slave and was now free. He wrote about his overall experience as a slave whom was taken away from his mother at an early age, only to be taken to work at a plantation. His written experiences essentially created awareness among the people who had read his autobiography. “In his preface, William Lloyd Garrison pledges that Douglass’s Narrative is ‘essentially true in all its statements; that nothing has been set down in malice, nothing exaggerated’” (Horn). Due to his growing fame, Douglass took upon the opportunity to keep pushing abolitionist movements forward.