By 1881 Washington was approached to take on the role of Principal of the newly formed Tuskegee Institute that was located in one room of the AME Zion Church, with a class of thirty pupils. Washington’s appointment as Principal of Tuskegee was pivotal and mapped the path to what would be his life's work. This essay aims to examine the social, economic and political circumstances that swayed and shaped Washington’s career from the post Reconstruction era through to 1920 and thus provide an analysis of the way his influence and ideology shaped the economic advancement of black
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Scotland and died August 11, 1919 in Massachusetts. He was an American industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry. During Carnegie’s childhood, an economic downturn resulted in his family moving to Pennsylvania. At age 14, Carnegie became a messenger in a telegraph office, where he eventually became the secretary and telegrapher of Thomas Scott, a superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1859, he rose above Scott as superintendent of the railroad’s Pittsburgh division.
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.
Samuel Truett Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, GA to Lilla James and Joseph Benjamin Cathy. He was the 6th of 7 children with 4 older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother. Cathy attended Boys High School (known today as Henry W. Grady High school) in Atlanta, GA. Cathy married Jeanette Cathy and together they had 3 children; Trudy, Bubba, and Dan. During the time of World War II, Cathy had gone and served in the war.
Scott Joplin was born November 24 1868. Scott Joplin was the second of the six children born to Giles Joplin and Florence Givins near Linden, Texas. Scott Joplin was an ex-slave from North Carolina and Givins from Kentucky, a Free born African American. The first post – slavery generation of the African Americans was represented clearly during the birth of Scott Joplin. When Joplin was seven years old, the family moved over to Texarkana where Giles was employed as a railroad employee and Florence took up cleaning and laundry washing as a source of additional income for the family.
Analysis Part 1: The political cartoon I picked was created by Joseph E. Baker an American artist. He was born in 1837 in Maine. He was an apprentice at first for John H. Buford lithography. Though after Buford death in 1970, Joseph Baker worked for Forbes & Company, where he made playbills and advertisement.
Stephen F. Austin, (1793-1836). Stephen was born in the lead mines in southwestern Virginia on November 3, 1793. In 1798 Moses Austin moved his family to other lead mines in southeastern Missouri and established the town called Potosi in what is now called Washington County. There Stephen grew up to the age of eleven, where his father sent him to a school in Connecticut, from which he returned westward and spent 2 years at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. At Potosi, Moses Austin was working in the mining, smelting, and manufacturing of lead and, in addition, conducted a general store.
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr , He was born September 25, 1980. Known professionally as Ti and Tip the name his grandfather gave him . He is an American rapper and actor in Atlanta, Georgia . Ti first signed his first major-label record deal in 1999. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America.
Here in St. Petersburg Florida, we get the chance to appreciate one of the numerous manifestations of H. Walter Fuller. One of them being the vision of both him and his sons land improvement group that were credited with beginning the Pinellas County area blast in the mid 1900 's. H. Walter Fuller and his child Walter P. Fuller picked up notoriety and fortune as they were the first to imagine turning what was then 133 sections of land of wilderness territory into the recreational destination we now call Walter Fuller Park. Conceived in the city of Atlanta on May 17, 1865, Henry Walter Fuller later contracted tuberculosis. It began around 1883 when H. Walter Fuller 's specialist gave him some awful news. He let him know that he would never live to be 21 when he discovered he had tuberculosis.
Richard Evelyn Byrd was born on October 25, 1888, in Winchester, Virginia. Byrd 's family was long prominent in Virginia: his older brother was Harry Flood Byrd Sr., who served as governor (1926–1930), U.S. senator (1933–1965), and head of the Byrd Organization, a statewide political machine. Byrd attended the Shenandoah Valley Military Academy and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington in 1907. In that same year, he enrolled at the University of Virginia, but he left the university in 1908 to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Byrd received an ensign 's commission in 1912 and served on several battleships.
James Madison was Born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway. During his life time he served two terms as the nation 's 4th president. James Madison grew up in Orange County, Virginia, were He was the oldest of 12 children; however, only seven lived into adulthood. James father was a successful farmer who owned thousands of acres, along with dozens of slaves. He attended a boarding school for five years, and then attend the College of New Jersey—now known as Princeton University.
Oliver Hill became a strong supporter of equality. Equality is the state of being the same in number, race, class, or quality. Oliver Hill grew up in Richmond, Virginia on May 1, 1907. Graduating from Dunbar High School, Hill wasn't sure what he wanted to do for a living. He married a woman named Beresenia Walker.