I started out the summer working at McDonalds. When about two or three weeks went by, I had to go to Summer School. My family and I went tubing and drove around on a jet ski at cedar shore. I also went fishing on most of my off days and almost every Friday. When school ended and Summer School was going to start I had to retake an English course.
was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a pastor at a local church, while his mother took care of his two siblings, Willie and Alfred. As King began to get older, he “attended Booker T. Washington High School” (www.biography.com). Martin Luther King Jr. was exceptional throughout his studies and even “skipped ninth and eleventh grade...attending college when he was only fifteen years old” (www.biography.com). After completing his master's degree, King “began his doctorate at Boston College, where he met Coretta Scott” (www.biography.com).
On page 155 of Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Glass Castle, Walls describes how after the family settles down in Welch, she and her brother Brian decide to make the best of the situation they are in. Ninety-three Little Hobart Street is a “dinky thing perched high up off the road on a hillside...painted white a long time ago, but...turned a dismal gray” (Walls 150). Jeanette and Brian scavenge a shovel and a pickaxe. Then, the two build the foundation for the the Glass Castle of their dreams behind the dingy home. After a month, their father orders the children to fill the foundation with garbage.
Majority of her life was spent being surrounded by her mother’s side of the family that was still alive. Her mother’s brother, Odell Irby, died three years before Jacqueline was born. Her grandparents, Gunnar Irby and Georgiana Scott Irby, raised her most of her childhood when her mother would go to protest or take trips to New York City.
My mother and I returned to Seattle when I was six months old. My mom and I moved in with my grandmother for a number of years. Though I didn’t realize it until I was a little older, I watched my mom balance her schedule between two to three jobs and going to school. My mother wanted to have a better life and future not only for me but herself as well. This strong determination led her to put me in private school instead of public school.
As the only other person except for my mother who works in our family, I have to support her. Everything I earn goes towards rent payments each month. If there are any leftovers, I try to cover my personal expenses, such as club dues. As a fan of debate and public speaking, I decided to join Mock Trial at the beginning of my junior year. At the time, I did not know, that Mock Trial was going to change my high school career.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1944, at the young age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta under a special program to boost enrollment for high-school student much like King. King graduated from Morehouse in 1948. Carson and Lewis (2016) states that King spent the next three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. This is the time that King became aware of Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence.
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1931, after her parents’ divorce, Angelou and her older brother, Bailey, moved to Stamps Arkansas to live with their paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson, and her crippled uncle, Willie. Their family resided in the living quarters attached to the back of the small store that they owned. As a young African American girl, Angelou experienced harsh racism and discrimination while in Stamps (Angelou, Maya). At the age of 14, Angelou moved to San Francisco because she had earned a scholarship to study dance and drama at the California Labor School.
No Pill for Loneliness It was one hot summer day in 1998. I remember the year clearly because it was one year after mother left me for Paris. She was pursuing her career abroad and was only returning briefly to visit me and my grandparents for one week. I moved back to our own home to stay with her. During the day, she would ask me about my new school, do laundry and cook, just like old times; I would answer with simple sentences like “it’s OK” or “I’ve made friends” and help her with the chores.
There are so many memories that they may not go in order according to age but they are they ones that I hold close to my heart. I remember when I was in kinder-garden or first grade I would leave school and it took a few days for my mom and step dad to figure out where I went. I remember that I use to leave and go to my granddaddy 's porch and fall asleep on his porch, when he found me he would let me in and tell me that I should be at school. He would make the best peanut and jelly sandwich ever so I thought any ways, hey would cut it diagonally and cut what I called the bones witch was the crust and then hey would sit in his chair and we would cuddle in his chair and watch cartoons Flintstones to be exact till my mom showed it was an everyday thing Monday thru Friday. I would be in so much