Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, lived through an unstable early life. She was born in St. Louis, Arkansas, but moved away to Stamps, Arkansas at age three due to her parents’ divorce. There, Angelou lived with her brother, Bailey, and her paternal grandmother (Galenet - Self and a Song of Freedom in the Southern Tradition). As discussed in her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, seven-year old Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. The man was consequently murdered by her uncles, and Maya, feeling responsible for his death, ceased talking and remained speechless for five years.
The Lindbergh Case: Who Did It? ¨Latest figures show that nine point two million children under- five are dying every year¨ (¨Child Mortality¨). The Lindbergh case was built around a twenty month old baby who was kidnapped and murdered in the middle of the day while everyone was home. It all began when the maid had left his room after he had fallen asleep. Although this happened in the nineteen hundreds, they still haven’t truly figured out who the kidnapper was.
As a result, when Poe was one his mother died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811, in the state of Richmond, Virginia. After his mother died, Poe and his two siblings, William Henry and Rosalie, became orphans and went to live with John Allan, a Scottish tobacco merchant. The story that best fits his experience with tuberculosis is “The Masque of the Red Death.” “Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.” Poe was surrounded by death all his life. The ones he
As Ha Jin writes in his story, “Within a month over eight hundred people contracted acute hepatitis in Muji. Six died of the disease, including two children. Nobody knew how the epidemic had started.”. Mr. Chiu was wrongfully accused of causing a disturbance while waiting for a train to take him and his bride back home from their honeymoon. When he was released from the police’s horrid
His pregnant wife died in the hurricane and his house was pulverized. He moved to New Orleans, where his daughters went to college. He died at 8:30 August 3rd, 1955 at the age of 93, his brother died a week later. As a kid Isaac had a good relationship with his
This shooting is now known as one of the deadliest mass shooting in the United States. The shooting took place in San Bernardio at a gathering for employees who work in the health department Syed farook one of our identified shooters has worked for this company for the last five years. After him and his wife showed up at the event they mysteriously disappeared. After an hour
On June 24, 2006, Patsy Ramsey died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. This was nearly 10 years after JonBenét’s death. Patsy is buried next to JonBenét, in Atlanta, Georgia, where the family lived before moving to Colorado. At that time public outcry centered on the fact that Patsy Ramsey passed away before justice could be served in the death of her
Harold Hart Crane was an American poet. Hart was born on July 21,1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio. He was born at the very end of the nineteenth century, to a dysfunctional family. His parents were always fighting, which led him to drinking. Hart’s parents were middle class people.
It all began on November 12, 1934, Charles Milles Maddox also known as Charles Manson, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. To many people in the late 1960’s, hell was born on that date. His father, Walker Scott, left his mother when Charles was young. His mother Kathleen Maddox was a prostitute and an alcoholic, a reason why she had Charles while she was sixteen-years old. A few years after Charles was born, Kathleen married a man named William Manson.
On Christmas Eve my junior year of college, my grandpa and grandma on my mom’s side passed away in an accident. A week later, my older brother suffered from a psychotic episode and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with symptoms of schizophrenia. Travelling back to school, I was physically and emotionally drained. This was hardest time of my life and the largest obstacle I have faced so far. I rely on my family for support and this foundation had been severely shaken; however, I did not have time to mourn and recover.