Cooking and decorating soothes the soul. For over 50 years Mary Jackson has been warming hearts with her mouthwatering cooking by turning ordinary foods into extraordinary dishes. Mary graduated from James Madison High School and was nominated for Most Beautiful Girl and served on the Journalism Club, English Club, Drama Club, Rifle Team, ROTC and studied Medical Technology at Texas Southern University.
Mrs. Horatio Van Bliven has staged the theft of her own necklace. Mrs. Van Bliven 's $25,000 necklace was stolen from her hotel room. The room 's window had been smashed and the room torn apart. Mrs. Van Bliven wanted to make it look like someone broke in and stole her necklace. What actually happened was that Mrs. Van Bliven made it look like the room had been broken into. The evidence that proves this is the fact that the window was broken from the inside. The glass from the window is on the outside of the door which means it was broken from the inside. Besides breaking the window she made it look like the room had been searched when it actually hasn 't. She hid the necklace in the plant on the mantel as proved by the fact that the
Catherine McAuley was unlike any other rich person of her time. Where others sought greed, McAuley dreamt about ways to better society while holding true to her Catholic religion, which is very shocking to me.
People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
Mary McLeod Bethune was born on July 10 in 1875. Her parents were Patsy and Samuel McLeod. Mary was born the third youngest child out of her seventeen siblings and she was also the first born into freedom. Opportunities came for Mary that her older siblings may not have had and Mary didn’t pass them up. Mary graduated from Scotia Seminary in Concord, NC in 1894. Mary wasted no time a year later she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
What is your opinion on Mary Surratt’s terrible, unneeded hanging? Mary Surratt was an innocent woman who was accused of helping John Wilkes Booth with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She got hanged for it, but the person who actually did do something to help John Wilkes, Dr Mudd, didn’t get hanged, he got life in prison. The truth is, Mary Surratt should not have been hanged for her “crimes.” She was innocent because she didn’t do anything
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood.
“What the people want is very simple they want an America as good its promised. “Barbara’s parents were Arlyne and Benjamin she had two older sisters, Bernie and Rose Mary. Barbara was born on February 21, 1936.Barabra was a critized by her parents by not speaking correct English. They urged her to become a music director or a teacher, because they said that was only good for a black women at the time. Her sister did become a music teacher. Barbara Jordan, who is an expert in medicine, however, explained later that she thought about being pharmacist, a scientist. Barbara Jordan remains a remarkable inspiration to America and the world. She left a vision of America as a nation that stands for children, for justice and for freedom. The nation began to come together as one.
When the colonies were being established in the United States, there were struggles between white colonists and the Native Americans already living there. Mary Musgrove helped this improve this situation when Georgia was being founded in the seventeenth century. Her blended background gave her skills that helped her bridge both groups.
READER, the incredible tales of my life will come across as astonishing or unimaginable. Some might say the story is too farfetched from the truth. Don’t fret dear reader, this story I will tell you is completely truthful, and the descriptions revealed in this tale contains no lies. All of the accounts that I recall in this epic have happened to me throughout my life. The tales in my life might seem like a mythological fable to some. But there is nothing fictitious about this tragedy.
Once upon a time in the early 1830s, lived a young lady Bessie Vanburen, her a daughter Brea Vanburen and Bessie husband Brandon Vanburen. The Vanburen lived in a small town called Camelot, in the middle of nowhere, where Bessie grew up at. Back in 1821 Bessie and her mother Brenda weren’t getting along because Bessie was becoming a teenager. Brenda and Bessie would never see eye to eye. So one Day Brenda came home yelling about something and Bessie got very upset and couldn’t take the stressing anymore. Brenda put Bessie out in the streets on her own at the age of fourteen. While Brenda was strolling the streets nights and days she ran into this handsome man from out of town named Brandon.
In the year 1778 the new and improved “Articles of Confederation” is ratified by eight states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina. Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves in the Continental Army; British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia while Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge. The Liberty Bell comes home to Philadelphia, although not rehung for 7 years due to a rotted steeple, and Mary Ludwig Hayes, better known as “Molly Pitcher” is aiding American patriots: Battle of Monmouth, although not in the year 1778, made her famous. In this same year, the month of November, Eunice Hawley, “mover and definitely not a Shaker”, is born to parents Elijah and Mercy Hawley in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Eunice Hawley will be the middle child of the Mercy and Elijah Hawley’s eight children.
Imagine a person being wrongfully convicted of a crime they did not commit. There are multiple cases of people that have been wrongfully convicted. These people may receive exoneration due to the Innocence Project, an organization that dedicated its career to those wrongfully convicted. Phillip Bivens, Larry Ruffin, and Bobby Ray Dixon start the process of exoneration due to the crime committed, their involvement along with others, and what led to their wrongful conviction.
Liz Murray’s mother and father were drug addicts living in the Bronx. She was born in 1980 with drugs in her blood because her parents religiously uses cocaine and heroin. (Murray 11). A vicious cycle of her parent’s use of drugs and mental illness seem to carry throughout several chapters. Murray and her sister survives on egg and mayonnaise sandwiches, toothpaste, and even cherry-flavored chapstick. They reside in a freezing cold and filthy apartment. Her parents just focus on how to maintain their high. From the time she was five, Murray recalls, we were a “functional government-dependent family of four” (Murray14). Her mother was legally blind and a schizophrenic, which qualifies their family for welfare to only pay for her parents’ drug ritual. Throughout, the years of drugs the girls are brought around other users and Liz receives abuse from Ron while her mother is gone to the liquor store one night. Her mother also eventually breaks the news to Liz that she has HIV. The drugs drive a wedge in between her parents which leads them to separation. This seems to really affect Liz along with the new diagnosis of her mom.
Bella Abzug was a Lawyer, United States Representative, and a Social Activist. Abzug Graduated at Walton High School and continued on to education at Hunter College. Bella Abzug received a degree in Law from Columbia University in 1947 and then worked at Jewish theological Seminary of America. Bella spent a lot of time to help fight for women 's rights. Bella knew that she wanted to be a lawyer so she wanted to go to Harvard Law School but wasn 't accepted because she was a female. Bella won an election and took office in 1971 and mostly worked for women 's rights along with civil rights.