In what ways did Booker T Washington’s influence shape the economic and social advancement of black southerners, 1880-1920 Booker Taliaferro was born the son of a slave on 5 April 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia. His mother was a cook to plantation owner James Burroughs, while the identity of his father was unknown. Booker worked in the plantations mill, a heavy burden for a small child, and a place where he was sometimes subjected to beatings for not carrying out his work properly. Following the end of the Civil War the family moved to Malden in West Virginia where his mother met and married an African-American freedman – Washington Ferguson.
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.
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.
At age eight he was sent to live with his uncle, Rev. Dr. Samuel Finley. At age fourteen he attended the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University, for a B.A. (Bachelor of Bussiness Administrator). Then, in 1761, he moved back to Philadelphia and apprenticed under John Redman until 1766.
Who was John Lewis? John Lewis was born in Troy, Alabama and grew up in a family of sharecroppers. He also grew up in an area of segregated schools. Lewis went to college in Nashville, Tennessee at Fisk University, where he learned about nonviolent protests. Lewis helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and joined the freedom riders.
Childhood& Amateur Career “Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.” is a very unfamiliar name; “Muhammad Ali”, however, is a name that reminds everyone of a glorious revolution. Muhammad Ali was born on the 17th of January, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a black kid raised in a “black middle class” family. Ali’s father was a Methodist, but he allowed Odessa, his mother to claim both children as Baptists.
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.
Frederick Douglass, the most successful runaway slave that ever was. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born directly into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland to his mother, Harriet Bailey and his father, who is said to be Anthony Aaron . His birth year is thought to be around 1818 however the exact date is unknown. He later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14th.
Growing up in the Deep South in Alabama, I am considered a true country boy. My mother and biological father were both born and raised in Alabama. They married very young, however their marriage did not last. Subsequently, my mother met and married a soldier who was stationed at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. Upon marriage, were quickly stationed at a base in Germany.
They ended up selling the farm in 1807. His father had passed away shortly before the selling. They moved to a new farm in Baker Creek, Tennessee. He abandoned his home in the year of 1809, at the age of 16. He was adopted by the Cherokee chief Oolooteka.
The date was June 28th, 1861. On this day, Jefferson Davis Tant was born to William and Mattie Tant in Paulding County, Georgia. Merely two months and sixteen days before his birth, the American Civil War had officially begun. This time of horrific tumult and immeasurable sorrow was the world into which the infant Tant was born. At the time of his birth, his father owned eleven farms and a magnificent two-story mansion in northern Georgia.
where it crosses Bowie 's Mill Road (Turnertown Road), nine miles northwest of Franklin, Logan County (now Simpson County), Kentucky, probably on April 10, 1796. He was the son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones (or Johns) Bowie. In 1794 Reason Bowie had moved his family from Tennessee to Logan County, where he farmed and operated a gristmill with the help of eight slaves. In February 1800 he moved to Madrid, in what is now Missouri. On May 2, 1801, at Rapides, Louisiana, Reason Bowie and his brothers David, Rhesa, and John swore allegiance to the Spanish government.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led one of the most significant and popular expeditions of American history. It all started with the large purchase of the Louisiana territory in 1803. The purchase consisted of about 828,000,000 square miles of land. President Thomas Jefferson initiated the exploration of the newly purchased grounds and the land over the "great rock mountains. " There were high hopes for what the expedition would find along the way.
The person who I was assigned for my black history month paper was Estelle Massey Osborne. She was born on May 3, 1901 in Palestine, Texas. She was one of eleven brothers and sisters. At first, Estelle went to school for teaching. She studied at Prairie View State College for her teaching degree.