Paul Robeson, also knows as the “Renaissance man”, lived in a 13 story apartment with his family after his return from living in Europe. He was a civil rights advocate, actor, and a singer, However when attending Rutgers University he was an athlete, and very smart. Paul had been accepted as a black artist until World War Two. During the war he sang songs for the troops, however even though he was trying to help, he began to be unaccepted. He had many supporters and haters over the years.
The first notable member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated that really sticks out to me is Umzae George Washington Carver. He was initiated in the Gamma Chapter in the year of 1918. To begin I selected him, because he was a very familiar name. I remember learning about Umzae George Washington Carver in the elementary and middle school. With creating over 100 different uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweat potato he was a very prominent African American man in the 1920s.
Folk music has since quite a while ago assumed a key part in supporting change developments in the United States over the years. Radical activists, looking to counter an assortment of misuse in mid-to-late twentieth century America, frequently utilized music to express their trusts, points, and objectives. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler shows the reader how society vocalist Pete Seeger connected his musical gifts to enhance conditions for less lucky individuals all over during this time. This book uses Seeger 's long life and great melodies to think about the vital part society music played in different dissent developments and to answer such key inquiries as: What was the wellspring of
Mahatma Gandhi Non Violent Protester Peaceful, non violent, and brave can describe Mahatma Gandhi. Many people know Gandhi as a protester against the English, but he was so much more. As a well known non violent protester, Mahatma Gandhi inspired African Americans that they should fight for equal rights. Gandhi helped the world by showing people that they can change the way that they are treated without violence like they used to. He left behind a lasting legacy of helping people fight for their freedom and equality.
Roosevelt invited many social reforms that changed America. From his reforms came changes in Social, Economic, and Foreign Policy. Roosevelt presidency was a turning point in history, he put into effect different acts that protected our food, workers in factories and our economy. His biggest accomplishment though was the invaluable land that he made into national forest for future generations to enjoy and explore. Roosevelt “profoundly changed the course of the century” (Murder at the Fair), he was a president who thought for his country, not for those who helped him win the presidential election.
Maddie Hughes and Jack Jacobs a. Biographical Overview/Athletic Accomplishments: Muhammad Ali was one of the best boxers alive. He had a mentor by the name of “Elijah Muhammad” who died in 1975. Muhammad Ali’s full name is “Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.”, but was renamed to “Muhammad Ali” by his mentor “Elijah Muhammad”. Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, KY. He started professional boxing at the age of 18.
Carter G Woodson is amongst many well known African Americans in History. Woodson was an African American writer and historian known as “ The Father of Black history month”. He dedicated himself to the field of African-American history, working to make sure that the subject was taught in schools and studied by scholars. He was the author of more than thirty books, his best known book was The Miseducation of the negro, published in 1933 and is still relevant today. He also founded the Association for the study of African American Life and History, the mission was to promote, research, and share information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.
Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man, known for his big fight with apartheid. Apartheid was a problem in South Africa, which separated black and white Africans. Mandela was one of the many people who spoke out against it. He made it so people in South Africa can live a better life without distress. Nelson has shown over the years that he has great qualities of leadership.
The first artist I will be talking about is James Brown. James Brown was born May 3rd in 1933 in the state of South Carolina. He was moved to Georgia at age four to live with his aunt after his parents split up (James Brown Biography). Brown grew up in great poverty and worked any job he could get to earn a penny. After getting kicked out of school, he turned to more odd end jobs and crime.
Abraham Lincoln “I will prepare, and someday my chance will come” This quote comes from Abraham Lincoln, found on page 53, from the week of November 21, in our Rufus King agenda. Abraham Lincoln was a president and a leader in the Union during the Civil War. He helped end slavery and help freed slaves. Abraham Lincoln had a wonderful sense of humor.
In 1776, the United States became a free nation independent from Great Britain. It represented a world where all individuals were equal and had the opportunity to start anew. However, that was not the case for African Americans. They did not receive the same opportunities as white citizens and did not get their “freedom” declared until 1865 with the creation of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery (The Library of Congress). To this day, the portrayal of African Americans is used as a tool to enhance the image of a white man or woman.