Many people wander about the north pole. Everyone knows that someone discovered it, but what you don 't know is that one of the two discoverers is very important to black history, Matthew Henson. He was the first African American explorer to go to the North Pole. Matthew Henson is important to black history because he was one of the first famous black explorers. His past is inspiring ,he discovered the north pole, he didn 't get noticed until 5 decades later Matthew Henson faced tragedies as a child.
A person’s attitude towards crime includes social, economic, genetic, and political and self-interest. John Travers was brought up in poverty in Blacktown, New South Wales. Travers was smoking marijuana at the age of 12 and an alcoholic at the age of 14. Travers was expelled from school in year 10. His family life wasn’t steady his father with whom he had a close relationship walked out in 1981 and that’s when Travers started to rely on crime to provide clothes, and he would steal animals including chickens to provide food.
In 1900, Barney Dreyfuss became owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and symbolized the era of the family business in white baseball. Local players like Honus Wagner from Carneigie Pennsylvania played for the Pirates during the early years of Dreyfuss’s ownership. Wagner, a German immigrant, was not only a great baseball player but he came to symbolize the local immigrant class from Pittsburgh (Lecture 9-24-15). In 1903, players like Honus Wagner appeared in the first World Series game that was held in Pittsburgh. The World Series created through the joint partnership of the American and National League to dismantle other baseball leagues by forming the MLB.
Martin Luther King Jr. has reigned in the hearts of African Americans for decades, and even up to this present day Dr. King still remains a prominent figure that changed the course of African American history. Martin Luther King Jr., the second of three children born to Alberta Christine Williams and Michael King Sr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up, Dr. King had to endure the hardships that African Americans in the south had to deal with during the 1940s, due to the Jim Crow law and racial segregation. He first encountered segregation when he was six years old when he was told that him and his favorite playmate where attending different school and could no longer play together because he was “colored.” M.L. attended Booker T. Washington High School where he started to develop a sense of individuality and an affinity for public speaking.
Booker Talaiferro Washington was born a slave in Hale 's Ford Virginia on April 5,1856 on a farm to his mother Jane. She was a plantation 's cook. His father was a local white man and took no interest in him he never learned who he actually father was. Washington would learn to read and write in the late 1860 's. He would work as a servant and attend school all at the same time because he was very determined to learn how to read and write.
Fredrick Douglas convinced Abraham Lincoln that African Americans were ready to fight and serve the Union. Robert Smalls was one of the first recruits to recruit colored troops. Black slaves volunteered by the thousands. They had suffered to long and been suppressed for many this was their way “ getting back at the white man” Yet many slaves saw this as a fight for their freedom and the freedom of their children, so that one day they would live
Since it’s Black History Month, I want to take the time to highlight the strides Brown took to personally end gang violence in the 1980’s. In 1988, NFL Hall of Fame recipient Jim Brown founded the non-profit organization “Amer-I-Can.” The program influences individuals to meet their academic potential and to not conform to negative environment standards. The program also provide training and education for incarcerated women, that entails a 60-hour curriculum combined with life management/self-improvement programs, Former running back Jim Brown, notably the best player to put on a Browns jersey, is receiving great honors in form of a statue. The statue will be raised at FirstEnergy Stadium and its simply awesome that Brown will able to see
Reconstruction lasted from 1865 to 1877. One of the goals of Reconstruction was to determine what was to be done with the four million freed slaves. Reconstruction succeeded in forming a republican government, new social legislation, and schools for African Americans. Although there was harsh, unconstitutional, and simply immoral treatment of African Americans, Reconstruction sent them on almost a century long path to equality. Before the Radical Republicans took over the government, Democrat, Andrew Johnson was President.
Black activism rose greatly during the Reconstruction. Before the dreadful Civil war, African Americans could vote in only the higher Northern states, because of segregation Sadly, they had no office holders. Because of this, many blacks organized Equal Rights Leagues throughout the South, during the first two years of the Reconstruction. Regulating the lives of freed people, the Congress created “black codes”. Black activism grew a lot!
However during the sixties, this was the main area for African American businesses, streets were literally lined with black owned businesses such as Finley Drug and Johnson-Allen Mortuary. This is ironic because during the Jim Crow era of separate but equal, all the hustle and bustle black owned businesses were nestled right together on the street named after the President of the Confederacy. I mentioned Finley Drug earlier, James Finley was the first African American to own a chain of drugstores in the state of Alabama. An advocate for his community, Finley not only gave jobs to various people in his community with his five stores. He also served as vice president of the NOW leadership movement.
Black History Month started in 1915 and was made to appreciate colored people and has carried on for centuries and is still around. The good and the bad in the declaration.The good is the African-Americans won at the declaration at court. The Whites thought it was a problem because of how they saw African-Americans(Negroes).They thought their white children wouldn 't get as much education.The African-Americans have improved their Stereotype by graduating and finding cures for almost unsolvable things.
John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago. Illinois. Gacy and his sisters grew up with Danish and Polish parents. His mother and siblings would put up with his abusive alcoholic father but, the children were mainly receiving the abuse and insults. Gacy had a congenital heart conditional which got in the way of playing with the other kids.
Ulysses Grant fought in many bloody, historic battles, but could not stand the sight of blood. Ulysses Grant was the 18th president of the United States and he made our country a strong powerful nation. He was a commanding general and he led the Union army to victory in the American civil war (Ulysses S. Grant). He helped revolutionize America and gain rights for African Americans by helping to create the 15th amendment. Our country thought that he really helped end all the inequality in our country and make a stronger nation.
Malcolm’s mother never recovered psychologically from the grief and shock of her husband’s death, and had to cook dandelion greens from the street to feed her children alone. Louise Little was eventually committed to the State Mental Hospital in Kalamazoo for 26-years. Malcolm was placed in a various juvenile homes and with other family members; he dropped out of 8th grade, started a life of petty criminal activities, and got the street name of Detroit Red, mainly because of his brown-reddish tone hair from his Scottish’s maternal grandfather. He moved to Harlem, New York in 1943, and spiraled downward into a life of dangerous crime and landed in Norfolk Prison Colony, Massachusetts,