Sojourner Truth, whose original name was Isabella Baumfree, was born in Upstate New York in around 1797. In that day, the birthdays of children born into slavery were not kept track of, so the exact date of Isabella’s birth is not known. She grew up in a slave family with 11 siblings. In 1843, Isabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth.
People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
Anna Mae Bullock better known for her stage name as Tina Turner was born in 1939 in Tennessee. She is the mother and queen of rock and pop music. Her music enlightened and motivated everyone . Coming from being a featured singer with Ike turner, she renamed herself Tina turner and that is when she became fierce and unstoppable. Tina Turner did not bloom as well as a solo artist but she always gave her fans more and more music to love. When Tina Turner got on stage it was like a whirlwind. She has so many artist that dedicate their career and achievements to her for her integrity and strength. The artist that I believe is most like her today is Beyonce. Beyonce is the diva she is fierce and unstoppable. She ignores the rumors and the bad talk
People and her many fans remember the days when she was a member of The Supremes. This dynamic and amazing lady is an American singer, actress and record producer who at 70 is still going strong and performing. Diana Ross was born in Detroit where she began her career with Motown in the 60s. When Ross began her solo career in 1970 she came out with her first album Diana Ross which contained the hits “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
Ella Josephine Baker was born December 13, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). She grew up in North Carolina and developed a passion for social justice after hearing stories from when her grandmother was in slavery (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Her grandmother often told her stories of slave revolts and how oppressive life was as a slave (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and was elected valedictorian when she graduated in 1927 with a degree in sociology (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker began to cultivate her radical activism by protesting rules and policies of the university that were discriminating (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). She then moved to New York and became an activist in many social justice organizations and worked other jobs to make ends meet (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). In 1930, still early in
SelenaBy: Anna MastMost people have heard of the famous Mexican-American singer Selena. She did so many tremendous things, influenced so many people, and made such a big impact in the music industry. Selena mainly focused on Mexican music when she first started. She did not always stick to her Mexican culture and Mexican music though. This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad. When Selena walked over her dad was
Selena Quintanilla Perez was the voice for Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music). This type of music composed of various forms of folk and popular music was given its name from its origin in Central and Southern Texas as well as the Mexican-American population. “The musical traditions of the Tejanos of South Texas and Nortenos of Northern Mexico have been influenced not only by the mother country, Mexico, but also by their Anglo-American, African-American and immigrant neighbors like the Czechs, Bohemians, and Moravians as well as the Germans and Italians.” The development of Tejano music came from repertoires the popular folk dances of the region such as polkas, waltzes, redoves, and rancheras
"I’ve always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved,” says Dolly Parton. Over the years, Dolly Parton has created an amazing image of being a renowned superstar. She has contributed to countless milestones in entertainment world of country music. Spanning from her classical songs such a “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly). Parton seamlessly defined country music with pop music, while maintaining her image as a country star. Parton exclaimed, “I’m not leaving country,” she said at the time, “I’m just taking it with me”
Jenni Rivera’s teen years weren’t easy. She got pregnant at the age of 15 by Trino Marin, her parents kicked her out of their house and then she dropped out of school to take care of her baby and to marry Trino in 1984. Then she had 2 more children, Jacqui Marin and Michael Marin. Their marriage was not the best; the eight years were physically and mentally abusive. She was still able to finish school and go to college. Her violate marriage was led to depression and 2 suicide attempts. She eventually
Caylee Marie Anthony was born on August 9th 2005 she was murdered in 2008. Caylee was a two year old girl who lived in Orlando, Florida with her mother Casey and her maternal grandparents George and Cindy Anthony. On July 15th 2008 Caylee was reported missing in a 911 call made by Cindy, she said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days. On July 13th 2008, Cindy and George received a letter that stated Casey’s car was in a tow yard. George Anthony went to pick up the car, he then states he smelled a strong odor coming from the trunk; he said it smelled of something decomposing. Cindy and George found Casey at her boyfriend’s house and brought her back home.
On June 9th 2008 a phone call was made to the Mesa police department at 7 pm to report the murder of Travis Victor Alexander. After a brief investigation and at the insistence of many friends, police arrested and charged Jodi Ann Arias with First Degree Murder. There are many instances where the death penalty are questionable, but Jodi Arias is not someone who deserves to be spared.
Growing up she was a problem child. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has long term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions. Arias met Alexander at a Prepaid Legal Service Conference in September 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arias were baptized into the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Alexander on November 26, 2006. Alexander and Arias began dating in February 2007. After the two break up but still maintaining a physical relationship, Arias moves to Mesa, Arizona in June 2006. Later in 2008, Arias moves in with her grandparents in Yreka, California after Alexander asked her to do
Most of the community laughed and made fun of Mari Djata because he was seven years old and still could not walk. The main reason the community felt the need to make fun of Mari Djata was because of the king’s first wife Sassouma who basically envied Sundiata’s mother because of the King favoured her more.
The year 1930 was not an easy time to be a woman or a minority, but that never stopped Dolores Huerta. Born on April 10 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores is the daughter of Juan and Alicia, who worked as farmers and miners. After moving to Stockton, CA with her mother and siblings, Dolores worked hard to get a degree from the University of the Pacific. Soon after her career as an activist truly began when she “co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization, which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics” (Michals, 2015). Since she has founded the Agriculture Workers Association, co-founded the National Farmers Workers Association with Casér Chávez, helped organize the 1965 Delano strike of over 5000 grape workers, and served as the Vice President of the United Farm Workers Union.
Do you believe that the government has the right to control an individual? Anthem, Ayn Rand, Fiction. Individuals have the freedom to basically be anything and do anything they would like and the government has no right to take that away from them. The government does not have the right to control an individual.