Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano.At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition.The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.”The song was inspired by his job as a soda jerk.Ellington was given an art scholorship to Pratt Institate in Brooklyn,New York, but instead persevered with his devotion for ragtime.Duke started playing professioally at age 17. (Duke Ellington Biography). Ellington was performing in Broadway
The most significant materials within the archive that offer a snapshot of Richard Pryor 's life are split into two stories. The two main stories of the archive are Richard Pryor 's first experience with performing and his hostile brothel upbringing. The first story can be found by clicking the themes button on the categories bar then a category opens called the making of a comic. He received his first taste of the stage thanks to Margaret Yingst, his sixth-grade teacher at Blaine Sumner Middle School. Richard was given 20 minutes on Fridays to perform a skit, but only if he had good attendance.
Louie Zamperini shows two characteristic traits of rebellious and courageous throughout the book Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken. The first character trait of Louie Zamperini is Rebellious. The first quote is when Louie was only 2 years old. “In 1919, when 2 year old Louie was sick with pneumonia, he climbed out his bedroom window, descended one story,
In the book Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick I believe the theme is that friendship is unlimited my your physical differences. Max, a very big eighth grader and our narrating main character, is at the Fourth of July fireworks with his new best friend Freak, who according to Max hasn't grown since preschool. Freak is unable to see anything. Max recalls, “I just sort of reach down without thinking and pick up Freak and set him on my shoulders” (Philbric, 32). Max and Freak are different but Max is still there for Freak.
“The saddest sight these days is the imagine of hundreds of children kidnapped and lured into being child soldiers from the age of eight”(Roger Moore).”A Long Way Gone”was written by Ishmael Beah and published in 2007. As horrible and terrifying the experience was for Ishmael Beah starting in Sierra Leone from a young age,he still had enough courage to publish his own memoir.As a kid Ishmael was a happy child that loved music and dance.While performing rap music with his friends away from home his village got attacked by the rebels.Without knowing if his family is alive or not he has to survive on his own going from village to village.He later is forced and brainwashed to become a soldier and under the influence of drugs he became a killing
Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in Manhattan, New York. He was born into a wealthy family with three siblings, and suffered many illnesses as a child, including asthma. As a teenager, however, Roosevelt overcame his sickly childhood and fell in love with a life of adventure. Theodore had a varied educational career; he was tutored at home as a young boy, graduated from Harvard where “he studied a variety of subjects, including German, natural history, zoology, forensics, and composition” (Milkis). Roosevelt was inspired to conserve the environment after witnessing the loss of species and habitats firsthand while living as a rancher, hunter, and sheriff in the North Dakota
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.
Internal pain, external pain, suicidal thoughts, drugs, and societal pressures, Craig Gilner experiences it all. Craig is a 15 year old boy from Brooklyn, New York, who lives with his family. One night when he plans to kill himself, he calls the suicide hotline, and they tell him to go to the nearest hospital and he does. Behind the doors, a huge world of experience and recovery awaits him. In the “short-term facility for adult psychiatric”(Vizzini 185), Craig meets new patients and works with others to heal himself.
Psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, is said to be one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. He was born in the Czech Republic on May 6, 1856. His legacy lives on through people that study and still practice his work. At the age of 8 Freud could recall something happening which may have led him to his victory. When he was 8 he urinated in his parents room and his father scolded him telling him that he would never amount to anything.
Sukripa Ranjit Professor Tiffany Schubert English 1302 2nd November 2017 Evaluation paper on “Harry Potter” movies Harry Potter series was written by British novelists J.K Rowling in seven books and eight movies. The first movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released on November 14, 2001. Harry Potter is one of the iconic heroes in the movie industry with a remarkable impact on people. Harry Potter is a young lad who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned child of two great magicians and has distinct magical powers of his own. Harry has a different life at his new school, Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his friendship with two good friends named Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
Babe played pitcher and an outstanding outfielder, he was one of the first five sports players to be put in the Hall Of Fame. Babe was born in Baltimore Maryland February 6th 1895 he died August 16th 1948. When Babe was 7 years old he was a troublemaker he was so much trouble that his parents sent him to St. Mary ‘s Industrial School For Boys, a Catholic Orphanage and Reformatory that place became Babes home for 12 years. Babes inspiration he looked up to was a monk named Brother Matthias. The Monk introduced Babe to the game of baseball, babe excelled the game
Listen my grandchildren, to the story of my past, the good and the bad, how your grandfather and I met, and the cruelty of the world around us. It was the date November 9, 1938. I was playing at my best friend, Rebecca’s house. Her house was a part of her father’s shop, which sold everything from shoes, to toys, to makeup, to clothes, anything you could ever imagine. It was getting late and I thought heard the sound of anger, I knew it was my father.
Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.