Tony Horton Tony Horton, a professionally renowned American personal trainer was baptized as Anthony Sawyer Horton Jr. on the 2nd July of 1958 in Connecticut. Besides physical training, his name also shines as an acclaimed author to a noteworthy bestselling series in fitness genre. He stands as a solo genius for his dexterous home workout regimen P90X. Tony Horton was born alongside two sisters in a Roman Catholic family to Anthony Sawyer Horton (Sr.). His father served the US Army for 3 years, which made the family migrate to different base camps.
Richard Taylor and his wife Sarah Strother contributed to America’s evolution, by both serving many battles in the American Revolution and fathering the nation’s twelfth president, Zachary Taylor. The third of six children, Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia, on November 24th, 1784. Shortly after his birth, Taylor’s family moved to Kentucky because of land gifted to Richard for his military services and the family became wealthy. Despite their status, Zachary Taylor received little education and enrolled in military school.
Martin Luther King Jr. has reigned in the hearts of African Americans for decades, and even up to this present day Dr. King still remains a prominent figure that changed the course of African American history. Martin Luther King Jr., the second of three children born to Alberta Christine Williams and Michael King Sr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up, Dr. King had to endure the hardships that African Americans in the south had to deal with during the 1940s, due to the Jim Crow law and racial segregation. He first encountered segregation when he was six years old when he was told that him and his favorite playmate where attending different school and could no longer play together because he was “colored.” M.L. attended Booker T. Washington High School where he started to develop a sense of individuality and an affinity for public speaking.
Paul established distinct black only religious and educational institutions, in many cities throughout the north. He conducted revival tours for the Baptist Missionary Society, therefore in his absence, minister Nathaniel Hall, his son, was called to preach. Similarly, Thomas Paul’s brothers were ministers as well and his younger brother traveled internationally as an antislavery speaker. His oldest son, Thomas Paul, Jr. worked on the Liberator alongside the famous abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison. Thomas Jr was also the first black graduate of Dartmouth College.
Peter Thompson, an englishman from the North Country left home at the age of 18 when he “heard the call” of the Methodism, a Christian Protestant denomination and converted from the Anglican Church the Church of England. He began his ministry as a circuit rider among the miners of Wales and in 1890 traveled to America to visit an older brother that had emigrated there. He didn’t intend to stay in the United States, but in Pittsburgh he met and fell in love with Margaret Grierson. The 18 year old daughter of working-class immigrants from Scotland. While passing through Buffalo, the reverend was persuaded to take over the charge of a homesick fellow preacher in the town of Lancaster.
Jean Toomer: A Unique Writer Jean Toomer was born in Washington D.C on December 26, 1894. According to the Academy of American Poets.org Toomer as a child attened to a all-white and all-black schools and from a early life he resisted being classified by race. His father left his family when Toomer was only one year old, Toomer was raised by his mother and Grandfather.In 1922, Toomer moved to Sparta,Georgia to become a school principal.
Christian Martin November 2, 2015 Upton Sinclair’s Effect on the Progressive Movement Upton Sinclair Jr. was born on September 20, 1878, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the only child of Upton Sinclair Sr. and Priscilla Sinclair. Throughout his life he was a devout Christian. His home life was hard since his family was in poverty and his father was an alcoholic. He moved to New York with his family at age ten and began attending New York City College at age fourteen.
William Jefferson Blythe III came into the world as a fatherless child on August 19, 1946. He was the only son of Virginia Dell Blythe and lived with his grandparents, Edith and James Cassidy in Hope, Arkansas. After four years, Virginia married Roger Clinton, and moved to Hot Springs with Bill, who attended a Catholic School in the city. After graduating high school, he became a student politician in Georgetown and won their presidential election in his freshman year. As a result of his skills, Bill qualified for a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and later arrived at Yale to practice law in the state of Arkansas.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Harriet Beecher Stowe was conceived on June 14, 1811, in Litchfield, Connecticut. Her dad, Lyman Beecher, was a main Congregationalist pastor and the patriarch of a family dedicated to social equity. Stowe accomplished national popularity for her abolitionist bondage novel, Uncle Tom 's Cabin, which fanned the flares of sectionalism before the Civil War. Stowe kicked the bucket in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 1, 1896. I urge everyone and anyone to read this novel despite the fact that it was abolished before our time; it gives a real insight into all aspects of slavery.
Eventually he moved back to the states and went to medical school and served as a surgeon in the Army during the Civil War and his views changed. By the wars end, he dedicated himself to assisting blacks as they made their transition from slavery to freedom (219). Sadly, one year after the Civil war ended, he passed away from a fever at the age of thirty. His final son, James Thomas Rapier was a hellion in his younger years, but he found God and became a teacher in Canada while living with his uncle Henry Thomas. After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232).