Provide a short biography of the author (be sure to provide a citation for the source used). The author of this document is Benjamin Banneker. As per the learning module, “Benjamin Banneker was born free near Baltimore, Maryland in 1731. His father was an enslaved West African from Guinea and his mother was the child of a female European indentured servant and an enslaved African who gained his freedom before she was born.” Mr. Banneker was a self- educated mathematician, astronomer, ran his family’s farm, and a writer among other things. He is mostly known for creating a wooden clock that ran every hour for over forty years, helping survey our nation’s capital, his widely read almanacs, and his letters to Thomas Jefferson.
Analysis Part 1: The political cartoon I picked was created by Joseph E. Baker an American artist.He was born in 1837 in Maine. He was an apprentice at first for John H. Buford lithography. Though after Buford death in 1970, Joseph Baker worked for Forbes & Company, where he made playbills and advertisement. Through his life he created several works during the civil war. He was most remembered for his work of Abraham Lincoln..
His parents were George and Alice Smith. “His father owned land in Lincolnshire and rented land from Lord Willoughby as he was a yeoman farmer” (Captain). John attended a local grammar school until he ran away at the age of thirteen for the reason that he didn’t want to be a farmer. Stopped by his father, he was put to work as an apprentice in the nearby merchant. After the death of his father, John traveled to France to join the English soldiers fighting the Spanish.
Shared humanity can be displayed through literary works such as, “The Scarlet Ibis”, How I Live Now, Night, and the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In the story “The Scarlet Ibis”,James Hurst uses choice and emotion to explain what the relationship between Doodle and his brother is like. When Doodle was born no one thought he was going to survive, yet when he was three months old they decided to name him. He was named
Walter “Walt” Whitman was born May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island to Walter and Louisa Whitman, as the second of eight surviving children. At age eleven, Whitman began working in printing to help support his family, moved on to teaching at seventeen, then in 1841 moved on to journalism, founding the Long-Islander. After five years publishing under his own paper, he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In four years, he worked for seven newspapers, often losing his jobs for his radical political positions. Upon moving to New Orleans in 1848, Whitman was exposed to the slave-trade firsthand.
“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes” Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa Italy. He had no schooling and helped his father carving raw wood until he was twenty-two. He learned the element of seamanship when he made long voyages and and a trip to the north african coast. Columbus had four siblings, married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo in 1479, he later then had two children Diego and Ferdinand Columbus. The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502.
Carver graduated from Yakima High School and less than a year later married his first wife, whom he would have two children with(Encyclopedia Britannica). For this time Carver worked side by side with his father at a local sawmill. Carver’s interest in writing truly began after attending a creative writing course at Chico State College. Although some of his work was featured in magazines, he didn’t make a distinct impression on the public until 1967 with his short story “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”. Despite this success he did not start writing full time until 1970 when he was fired from Science Research Associates for ‘inappropriate’ writing style(Famous
History Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland and choose to celebrate his birthday on February 14. His actually name was Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother died when Douglass was 10 and lived with his grandmother Betty Bailey afterwards. When he was bought by Hugh Auld his wife Sophia started to teach Douglass the alphabet at the age 12 until her husband put a stop to it which lead to Douglass
Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817 (here is a modern day picture of his birthplace). He was born and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, a quaint town about twenty miles outside of Boston. He lived there with his three siblings, John Jr., Helen, and Sophia. His mother, Cynthia Dunbar, rented out rooms of their home to help earn more money for the family of 6. His father, John Thoreau, owned and worked in his own pencil factory.
evil. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom to his parents John and Elizabeth Dickens, and was their second child, they would go on to have eight children. John Dickens was a naval clerk and his mother had always dreamed of being a teacher so she helped as much as she could for her children to succeed. In 1824 his father was sent to prison for debt. Charles decided to leave school and try to help the family as much as he could.