Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal. James would record for Chess Records and its subsidiary labels Argo and Checker into the late ‘70s and, working with producers Ralph Bass and Harvey Fuqua, she embraced a style that fused the passion of R&B with the polish of jazz, and scored several hits for the label, including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “My Dearest Darling,” and “Trust in Me.” While James was enjoying a career resurgence, her personal life was not faring as well; she began experimenting with drugs as a teenager, and by the time she was 21 she was a heroin
Having lost her mother in birth and with her whole life encircled by death, Vada Sultenfuss, the gloomy 11-year-old daughter of Harry Sultenfuss, the town’s funeral parlour manager, is no wonder that death became almost an obsession to her.
My interest in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. sparked when I met Sheila Hudson. At the time I had no idea that she was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. What I saw in Shelia Hudson was a smart, accomplished, proficient women who completely shattered all of my preconceived expectations of what I thought a sorority girl was supposed to be like.
Annie Jean Easley was born April 23, 1933 to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel Bird Easley, in Birmingham Alabama. She was raised, along with her older brother, by a single mom. Annie attended schools in Birmingham and graduated high school valedictorian of her class. Throughout high school Annie wanted to be a nurse because she thought that the only careers that were open to African American women at the time were nursing and teaching and she definitely did not want to teach so she settled on being a nurse but as she studied in high school she began thinking about becoming a pharmacist. Annie had the support and encouragement that she needed from her mother to continue on to study at Xavier University, which at the time was an African-American
Frane Selak’s meetings with death started in January 1962 when he was riding a train through a cold, rainy canyon and the train flipped off the tracks and crashed in a river. Someone pulled Selak to safety, while 17 other passengers drowned. Selak suffered a broken arm
Whether it be my skiing or my passion for photography I have kept the path straight and I have strayed away from the path every once and awhile but I always come back to complete what I started. I feel like I found my determination and the ability to be flexible and accepting from him. Another person who I have adored throughout my life in America is my grandma. When I came to America she was the person who made me feel like I was at home. She sadly passed away mid October due to weak lungs and many other complications. As I stood in front of her bed in the hospital watching her life slowly slipping away from her hands. I stared into her eyes, remembering all of the things she had done to help me be the person I am today. She was a person who would step up to any challenge no matter how big and would finish it with a smile on her face. From my grandma, I learned how to be patient and persistent. My family I have now isn 't my original family, but I have learned to adapt and transform to my surroundings. The rest of my family has made a huge contribution to who I am today. I am looking at this college because i feel like i have the characteristics to enhance your program and contribute to the everyday
Overall, I wish to attend college to better all aspects of my life. I desire to maximize my potential and work ethic to become better. Being a first generation student will not be easy, for I have no one to tell me about experiences. I am very proud and honored to tell people that I am in college. I really want to further my education, be a first generation college student, and to become a better version of myself. Why do I want to attend college? I can answer that with no
College is the key to my life. It’s where I can discover more about who I am and my place in this world. College is a place where I can spread my wings and shine. It’s about doing something you have never done before and to break the walls that has shadowed you from reality. I have always known I wanted to go to college, even as a kid. I knew college would lead me to be more knowledgeable about this world and show me opportunities that I never seen before. What motivate me to go to college was my family. My parents’ has never gone to college, so I’m the first in my family to go to college. I want to be someone unique in my family. I want to be financially able to take care myself and my future children. I want to look back at my life and be happy with the choices I made and the person I have
Erika Van Hesteren lived with her family in the southern part of Amsterdam before the Nazi invade them. In 1941, German officers brought many Jews from street and homes moved to ghetto including Erika and her family. Gideon,Erika’s boyfriend,who is Germany, was working for an underground organization at that time built a wonderful hiding place in rectangular space under their eaves. He fixed up a small wooden door that opened from the bottom , and then hung different things in front of it. Nobody would never suspect an entrance there. Inside, He puts all necessary supplies for survival of life. For example, medicines, foods, water, and so on. When the German officers came to the area to move out the Jews people from the place, Erika and her
David Venable is an American Television personality who is best known for hosting the QVC show called In the Kitchen. She is active in the industry since 1993. According to David Venable bio, he holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. He is also known for selling over a half million copies of his cookbooks which consists of 150 top recipes for yummy foods.
Elizabeth Van Lew. sewed clothing for the confederates . In her time people would call her crazy bet because she acted crazy for her disguise. When her parents sent her to Quaker school convinced that slavery was bad and wrong . You will learn that Elizabeth Van Lew was a spy for the Union soldiers. You will also learn that Elizabeth Van Lew 's father was a slave owner. Another thing that you will learn is Elizabeth Van Lew 's child hood and a lot of other things that are about her and her life.
My interest in being a part of the CUNY Law Review was peaked when I came across a CUNY Law Review article as I was preparing my research paper on police violence. G. Flint Taylor’s “The Chicago Police Torture Scandal: A Legal and Political History,” put into prospective the continuous outcries of the citizens of Chicago regarding police violence against people of color as well as the cover-up by the local political and legal systems. Particularly with the recent decision by the Chicago District Attorney’s office to charge a police officer for the execution of 16-year old Laquan McDonald after withholding video evidence for over a year. Though much has changed in Chicago since the torture scandal, it is clear that a lot more has to be done as there continues to be an issues of accountability and swift action when officers step across the line from public servant to criminal.
Evelia Ramos was born in Jalisco, Mexico. She was born in September 11, 1980. When she was older, her and my dad decided to get married. Then they decided to move to Oakland California. When they came to California they were expected to get a better life they would have in Mexico. When they came to California my dad started working in Service West, installing furniture in buildings. In 2002 she had me. While i was growing up she had another baby, my little sister. She was born in 2013. One thing that i really love about my mom is how brave she is. One time she told me a story of how she was walking down the street next to Fremont High School, there were 3 women and they tried to do something with my moms hoodie and my mom turned around and
What comes to mind when you hear the word 'Holocaust '? Does it comes to mind the heroes who put their lives at risk to free and defend the thousands of Jews who were nearing death. One of which; Irena Sendler. Irena was a polish nurse who, soon after the German Invasion in 1939, began aiding the Jews at age
What makes me unique from others is that I studied in Yemen in the Middle East and this means I am bilingual in English and Arabic. I came to the United States to enter the UC and finish my studying. I work for seven7 hours a day, and oin weekends I work ten10 hours, but I always try to make some time for studying. I lived with my brother who had finish in calstate and he having a good life he always support my in any help I need and he always cheered me up to go to the UC always try my best and never give up on my goal. I have always tried my hardest for anything that challenge me, and never give up on my dream, I’m on the right track right now and Ii will always try to stay in it, I always loved engneering such as petroleum engineering