Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village named Mvezo in South Africa. Mandela’s name was changed to Nelson by his teacher due to the European schooling system. (“Nelson”) At twelve years old, Nelson’s father passed away due to lung disease. Mandela was sent to live with a man named Jangintaba as his ward at the Great Place of Mghekezweni. (Mandela) Mandela attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute as a young man; he was the first person in his family to attend school.
Today, Gallaudet University is pretty well known around the United States, but it didn 't start out that way. It all began in 1856 when Amos Kendall became the guardian of some blind and deaf children who were not properly cared for. He set up a school and house for them, and then Edward Gallaudet took on from there as the school superintendent. The next year, Congress permitted the school to start. It was called The Columbia Institution for the Deaf and the Dumb and the Blind.
In 1810, three year old Henry attended his first school, a private school, alongside his older brother, Stephen Longfellow. At this school, Henry and his older brother meet the stern, autocratic teacher, Ma'am Fellows. Some time passes and Henry and his brother transfer to a public school. They continued to move from school to school before settling down at Portland Academy, where they remained before enrolling in college. At thirteen, Henry passed the Bowdoin College entrance exam, but he didn't attend the college till he was fourteen because, his parents decided it would be best for him to complete his education at Portland Academy.
His parent had 9 children, he was the first born. His father was an ecclesiastic and an industrial worker, and was the origin of all of James Baldwin's horror. His mother's name was Berdis and she was a homemaker. James first beginning writing around age of 14 as a way of searching the love which he was lacking from his family. At this time Baldwin went to DeWitt Clinton High School and also Frederick Douglass Junior High School.
To Kill a Mockingbird is essentially a novel about growing up under remarkable circumstances in the 1930s in the Southern United States. The story covers a compass of three years, amid which the fundamental characters experience huge changes. Scout Finch lives with her sibling Jem and their dad Atticus in the invented town of Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb is a little, affectionate town, and each family has its social station contingent upon where they live, who their guardians are, and to what extent their predecessors have lived in Maycomb. A widower, Atticus brings up his youngsters without anyone else, with the assistance of merciful neighbors and a dark maid named Calpurnia.
Meadowlark Lemon’s wife, Dr. Cynthia Lemon confirmed that he passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born in the area known as Jim Crow South and was raised by his aunt and uncle because his parents went their separate ways. He wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life until he was 11-years-old. At that time, he saw a newsreel featuring the Harlem Globetrotters. Meadowlark Lemon wrote in
It reads: "My soul has grown deep like the rivers." In remembrance of Hughes we go back to his early life when he was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents was James Hughes and Carrie Langston, they soon separated after his birth and left him to be raised by his maternal grandmother. He was with his grandmother until she died later in Hughes’s early
Alice Johnson was born and raised in Boston, she was born on June 14th 1800. Her mother died at her birth she was raised by her two older sister and father who worked in the trading business, both of her sisters were school teachers. Alice was very well educated at home. She began writing poetry at the age of 13, reaching her early 20s, she used poetry to speak out against the inequality of Men and Women. Alice lived in a house in a suburban area, new railroads were being built just a mile away.
INTRODUCTION “James Mercer Langston Hughes was the most versatile, popular and influential African-American writer of the twentieth century.” Langston Hughes was born 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. At a young age his parents separated, he had a rocky road ahead of him. During his childhood he moved back and forth to his grandmother in Kansas and with his mom twice in Illinois and Ohio. Langston Hughes career began at age thirteen in his grammar school in Lincoln, Illinois, he was voted class poet. Hughes had never written poetry before, this inspired him to write some.
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, also known as Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, on February, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Throughout Rosa Parks’ childhood, she had early learning with racial discrimination, as well as activism for racial equality. Her parents’ name was Sylvester and Rosa Edwards and her family lived on the Edward’s farm, where Rosa would live youth life. Rosa’s grandfather stood in the front yard of their house with his shotgun, when the Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. Rosa Park’s mother taught her how to read at a young age.
It was against the law.” Education is so important for the kids later on; however, in this period of time the kids went to school because their master forced them to go to take care the white children. Walter Calloway was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1848. He response, “…, we didn’ git no schoolin’ ’cep’in befo’ we got big ‘nough to wuk in de fiel’ we go ‘long to school wid de white chillum to take care of ‘em.” Some slaves might lucky that their master would teach them the alphabets only. Victoria Adams was live in plantation of Samuel Black in Cedar Creek; she was ninety years old. She expresses, “White folks never teach us to read nor write much.
Ray was born in New York City on January 13, 1850 to Charlotte and Reverend Charles Bennett Ray. She was one of seven kids, growing up with two sisters and four brothers. Charlotte was the youngest of three girls. Her first years were spent in New York City but soon after in the 1860s Ray and her family moved to Washington, D.C. where she started school at the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. This was the only school in the area that allowed African American girls.