Three people from different races all have different aspects of the American Dream. The young boy named David Ignatow from Europe is living the life while his father is drowning in the poor working life for just a simple piece of food so his family can have the best life. Ms. Wheatley is from West Africa, where she was kidnapped and became a slave, but quickly realized that she loved the lord and can actually write fluently. However, there is also Mr. Bruchac who wrote about traveling to Ellis Island and trying to get aboard the boat to get closer to the green lady, but had to work the rest of his life and can’t really live the American life he wanted. Every single one of these poets have lived 3 different ways in America; living off of someone else money, becoming better in life and realizing what you actually want to do in life, and having to work every day in your life like most of the citizens today.
Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
One of the well-known figures is Harriet Jacobs. Just Like Frederick Douglass, she was born a slave in 1813 in North Carolina. She had the opportunity to be educated by her owner. Jacobs left to a relative afther the death of the woman who owned her. She suffered from the sexual abuse of her master when she was a teenager.
The author’s purpose for writing the text in this way was to show how important Ida B. Wells was to African American history. In paragraph 14 all sentences it states “The conductor disappeared. A few minutes later he returned with two baggage clerks. The three men dragged Ida from her seat while the white passengers clapped. Ida refused to go into the smoking car; instead she got off the train at the next station.
Phillis Wheatly was an African slave in the begging of the 18th century. She was stolen from her homeland at the age of seven years old. Luckily her owners in America were very good people who couldn’t bear to treat their slaves wrongly. The Wheatlys also allowed Phillis to write to many great people. Many critics have been skeptical of Phillis for not starting a slave revolt or for not being more like Harriet Tubman.
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE around 1918–37 was the most influential movement in the African American literary history. Embracing creative art, participants sought to redefine “the Negro” apart from the white stereotypes that had influenced black peoples’ relationship to their heritage and to each other. Never dominated by a particular school of thought but rather characterized by intense debate, the movement laid the groundwork for all later African American literature and had an enormous impact on subsequent black literature and consciousness worldwide. Located just north of Central Park, Harlem was a formerly white residential district that by the early 1920s was becoming virtually a black city within the borough of Manhattan. While the renaissance
Clarissa Harlowe Barton better known as Clara Barton. Clara was a shy little girl growing up she was born on December 25,1821 in oxford, Massachusetts. As she grew older she spent much of her life in service of others and created an organization that still helps people today, The Red Cross. She was an educator,nurse and then founded Red Cross. She was an educator and opened a free public school in New Jersey.
"We stand here today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world" Jane Addams was an incredible woman who helped make the changes in child labor laws and the rights of workers that occurred during the Progressive Era. She took action to get corporations to raise wages and improve workplace quality for poor Americans, even though she herself was rich. She fought to make America go through an evolution both mentally and physically by making people aware of the struggles of working immigrants and making sure changes happened to keep workers safe as they provided for their families. Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois. Because her father, John Addams, was a moderately wealthy politician and businessman,
On November 5, 1872 Susan B. Anthony had voted and was imprisoned for it two weeks later. Did she have the right to vote, or was she wrong? She was wrong to a lot of people but not the women and to the court reasoning she was imprisoned for it. Although she was wrong to vote and breaking the law I believed that her motives were for the greater good of humanity. Susan B. Anthony, born February 5, 1820 raised in a Quakers household.
Kisato Yamamoto Topic: A black woman who fought against slavery 1 Introduction A Attention Getter She was born as a slave in a slave family in Maryland, America. She was originally a slave.
Sojourner Truth’s most important legacy is the tone and substance of her language (Sojourner Truth-History)but with such strong characteristics, Truth didn’t know how to read or write. She used passages from the bible to develop her voice as an individual. Her short speeches were insightful, straight to the point, and her intimidating stage presence made the attending audience and speakers listen and observe.