Otis Boykin was an African American electronic inventor born on August 29th, 1920 in Dallas, Texas. Otis’s mother, Sarah, who was a maid, died of heart failure when Otis was only a year old, which inspired him to invent a control unit later on. His father Walter was a carpenter who later on became a minister. After Otis graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1938, he went on to attend Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in which he graduated from in 1941. In that same year, Otis took a job as a lab assistant with the Majestic Radio and TV Corporation in Chicago, Illinois. He later worked at P. J. Nilsen Research Laboratories while also trying to start a business of his own. At the same time, Otis also went on to pursue his
Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791. His invention was the electric telegraph, which he created in the 1830s and 1840s. He was an American painter and inventor who is known for developing morse code to make the electric telegraph better.
The African American inventor I decided to do a report on is Lloyd Hall. He was not only a black inventor but he also a chemist. Lloyd Hall received his Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in 1914, a Master of Science from Northwestern in 1916, and a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from Virginia State College in 1944. He also served as chief chemist for John Morrel and Company of Ottuma, Illinois (1919-1921) and became President of the Chemical Products Corporation, Chicago from 1921 to 1924.
The life of Gacy began in Chicago, Illinois where he and his family lived. He was born on the 17th day of march in 1942. He grew up with
Frederick Douglas never had a formal education. He spoke of his time as a slave in order to rally the antislavery movement. Booker T. Washington was able acquire an education at Hampton institute by working many jobs to pay for it. He became a teacher; he spoke as a way to raise money and support for the education of African-Americans.
Benjamin Banneker was an important mathematician who was also African American. Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. He always had an interest in mathematics while his grandmother, a freed slave, taught him. His grandmother was not his only source of learning, though, for he also attended a Quaker school until the 8th grade (Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), n.d., p. xx). He did not finish his entire education because later on because he was forced to work ("Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)," n.d.).
In the late nineteenth century there were many key technological developments the account for the American industrial growth. Technological developments were not the only thing that contributed to the rise of the American industry: raw materials, labor supply, entrepreneurs, federal government, and and an expanding domestic market. Although there were many contributing factors, technological development was one of the principal sources to industrial growth in the late-nineteenth century.
W.E.B Dubois was a man who believed and fought for a cause that changed and revolutionized how some people see racism today. Before Du bois started his civil rights activism he was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868, and in 1884 Du Bois graduated as the valedictorian from his high school class. Soon after he graduated from high school he was accepted into Harvard University in 1888 as a junior and was the first African American to earn a PHD from Harvard University. Shortly after he received a bachelor of arts cum laude in 1890. Later in his life Du Bois began to fight vigorously for lesser status foundations and became an advocate for full and equal rights. He is known
C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland, to the parents of Flora August Hamilton Lewis and Albert J. Lewis. His mother died when he was 10 years of age. Later he died on November 22,1963, in Headington, Oxford. C.S. only has one brother, Warren Lewis, whom he was very close to. As a child he was “enraptured by fantastic animals and tales of gallantry, hence the brothers created the imagery land of Boxen, complete with an intricate history that served them for years” (Biography.com). C.S. Lewis attended many schools, in 1916 he was granted a scholarship to study at University College, in 1913 he was admitted to Malvern College, but soon dropped out for having a hard time mingling with other students.
Upton Sinclair Jr. was born on September 20, 1878, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the only child of Upton Sinclair Sr. and Priscilla Sinclair. Throughout his life he was a devout Christian. His home life was hard since his family was in poverty and his father was an alcoholic. He moved to New York with his family at age ten and began attending New York City College at age fourteen. Once he graduated from there in 1897, he went to study law at Columbia University. While there he aimed his studies toward literature and politics instead of law. He never actually graduated
The life of Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he became to be a successful president that the United States will never forget. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only child and grew up to be the best president that this United States had. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was born to James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano. Franklin was the only child, coming from a wealthy family of English descent, but Franklin was raised in an atmosphere of privilege. His parents and private tutors provided him with almost all his formative education. He attended Groton (1896-1900), a prestigious preparatory school in Massachusetts, and received a BA degree in history from Harvard in only three years (1900-03).Roosevelt next studied law at New York 's Columbia University.
From single-legs and double-legs to showing ankle picks, those are some of the things that Jeff Voss has taught in his career as a wrestling coach at West Delaware which makes him a hero. His commitment to being a wrestling coach has developed a massive amount of talent to develop the knowledge of high school wrestlers. As a Coach, Voss has proven to show how he takes responsibility for his wrestlers on and off the mat all year round. His devotion to coaching has truly made him a hero.
Upton Beale Sinclair, Jr. one of the most influential writers and muckrakers of the 1900s. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. His family moved to New York when he was 10 years old. Later he attended the college of the city of New York at the age of 14. He wrote short fiction novels for magazines to help pay for college. After Graduating in 1897 he went Columbia University to study law. He supported himself while attending this university by writing for adventure-story magazines. He moved to Quebec in 1900 and spent a lot of his life writing. In the beginning he was struggling because his books were unsuccessful,
On August 10, 1874 Herbert Hoover was born in Iowa. He was the second child of three. Hoover had a very hard life, at a young age. At six years old his father died, and at nine, his mother died. So, he moved to Oregon, and was raised by his Aunt and Uncle. Herbert Hoover went to school at Stanford University in 1891. He went to school here for a degree in geology.
The Civil War was a time of death in which in the North and South fought against each other. Through the years more weapons were brought to action. The origins of the weapons varied and were used by either the Union Army or Confederate Army. Depending of the effectiveness of the weapons their role differed. The types of guns used had a major impact on the outcome of the war. Many of the guns used in the Civil War were more of a new addition to the military world. The origins of the various guns used, whether the guns were used by the Union Army or the Confederate Army, and their effectiveness on the battlefield demonstrated the role that guns had in the Civil War.