After a press conference, the that it thought that Johnson had just pronounced his own death sentence. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers (position was point guard), shocked the world on November 7, 1991 when he told that he had caught HIV the disease that causes AIDS. He has been living with it for the last 20 years of his life.
African American abolitionist William Howard Day was born October 16, 1825 in New York City. William was raised by his mother, Eliza and father John. Day mother Eliza was a founding member of the first AME Zion church and an abolitionist. Day father was a sail maker who fought in the War of 1812 and in Algiers, in 1815, and died when William was four. As a child William mother gave him away to a white ink manufacturer who advocated the abolitionist and temperance movement. This white family known as the Williston’s of Northampton, Massachusetts raised William. William attended Oberlin College and after graduation he spent his life campaigning for the rights of African Americans. Furthermore, William became a secretary of the National Negro Convention in
On May 1, 1970, students at Kent State University were protesting President Nixon’s orders to bomb Cambodia. The protest gradually got out of hand, students were throwing bottles and rocks at police officers and lighting bonfires. On May 2, Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to help maintain order. When the National Guard arrived, they discovered that the students had set the Reserve Officer Training Corps building on fire. On May 4, the National Guard fired tear gas at the students during a rally. Eventually, the soldiers open fire, killing 4 students and injuring 9 other students. The tragic event was heard about all across the U.S., sparking even more protests.
Textile designers are influenced by a huge variety of inspirations, which can be reflected in the fabric decoration and fabric colouration used in their designs. For example, Collette Dinnigan’s choices of fabric decoration and colouration techniques are persuaded by feminity, Indian culture, as well as classic designs such as Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. This can be seen in the pastel colour palette, soft embroidered embellishments and textural manipulations of her wedding dresses and formal wear garments, which are often heavily beaded using Indian techniques, similar to Dior. Dinnigan’s designs feature printed fabrics motivated by floral motifs and feminine colours, which also influence her application of floral lace fabrics, embroidery
Jedediah S. Smith was born June 24, 1798 in New York. He was one of the greatest trappers and explorers. He became one of the “Ashley Men” in 1822. Jedediah was a skinny man with brown hair and blue eyes. He was the fourth oldest of 12 kids. He was the first American to travel overland to California. Jedediah wanted to explore Oregon but couldn’t because the Mexican governor wouldn’t let him.
John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim’s right advocate, the creator and host of America’s Most Wanted, and The Hunt television shows. Born in 1945 in Auburn, New York he was raised in a strict and supportive catholic home. After becoming a hotel marketing executive in Hollywood, Florida John Walsh met his wife Reve’ Walsh and settled down to raise a family. (http://www.biography.com/people/john-walsh-9542164) In 1981, a seemingly normal day, John Walsh kissed his wife and young son Adam good bye as he left for work. John received a phone call mid-day whilst at work on July 27, 1981, stating that tragedy had struck when Walsh’s six year old son, Adam had been abducted from a Sear’s
Daniel Hale Williams III was an extraordinary African American surgeon. Dr. Williams, the son of a barber, was a free African American born during the 1800s to Daniel Hale Williams II and Sarah Williams. Dr. Williams’ family was heavily impacted by the ongoing history at the time. Furthermore, Dr. Williams’ ancestors were slaves. Daniel’s ancestors on both sides were a mixture of European, Native American, and African American. Daniel’s family was barely able to cope with the circumstances of the time. In fact, after the death of Daniel Hale Williams II, the head of the house, the family was forced to be divided. Williams' mother realized she could not manage the entire family after the death of her husband. Therefore, she sent some of the children to live with relatives. Daniel Williams was born during an era that did not allow African Americans to excel. In addition, being separated from his family at a young age was a great disadvantage to such brilliant individual. As a result,
Scott W. Williams is a famous mathematician who is much known for a few out there. He was born on April 22, 1943, in Staten Island, New York. He studies and is a professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His education the school he attended was Morgan State University and Lehigh University. Scott W. Williams is an only grandchild, which his grandparents takes education series. His mother Beryl E. Williams was the first black women to graduate from the University of Maine in 1956. His father Roger K. Williams was one of the firsts black to earn Ph.D. in Psychology at Penn State University. Scott father also served in World War ll, where he was raised in Baltimore. His family was academically oriented but also interested in African American
Hockey in the 1960s wasn't that popular, not many people played or enjoyed the game at that point in time. Many people were into other sports such as football and baseball. Hockey had some legends at that point in time as well as football and baseball. One hockey league known as the NHL who is believed to be the best hockey organization at that time. The 1960s Olympic events also took place most of the players from the NHL were sent to represent their country In the 1960s Olympics.
Of the forty-five presidents the United States has witness, the one that has received the least amount of attention and recognition would be Warren G. Harding. During Harding’s short-lived presidency, Harding took part in scandals and affairs that decremented his reputation as a leader. The Harding election was the result of a much needed end to highly popular party boss politics that had great influence over the campaigns (Faykosh). Party Bosses were responsible for the corruption, fraud, and propaganda that took place during the elections. The problems that Harding faced during his election have shaped the foundation of our current political system and have allowed for presidents to learn from his mistakes.
In the 1960’s discrimination was a major issue, and thought times have change now it is also a very prominent issue. This problem should have been abolished s along with slavery. It is a problem that is very difficult to solve because it is instilled in people from the time they are born. There are many sides to discrimination; there is racial, economical, and institutional discrimination, segregation, etc. The essays, Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin and Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King contain many similarities as well as differences. Even though they were both written during the same time period(WHAT TIME PERIOD) you will notice that Kings Letter From Birmingham
Most likely, one has heard about the story of Pocahontas and John Smith. However, John Smith was not as loving and kind as he was portrayed. In the letter Address to Captain Smith, the speaker, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father, takes a condescending tone and addresses to the English settlers, especially John Smith, how the chief’s generous hospitality has not been appreciated. Literary devices such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, and repetition, diction, and pathos and ethos are exercised by Chief Powhatan to address his purpose and produce it as impactful as fully possible.
There are many speculations as to what exactly happened to Edgar Allan Poe in his death. Many people assume different things. From Henry Herring -Poe’s uncle by marriage- poisoning him, to him dying of rabies. However, it could have been much simpler that that, which also seems to be more fathomable, is the theory that is Poe died running a fever after passing out drunk. Poe was a great man, full of stories and ideas that changed the world of literature. He was an astounding writer, and father of the crime mystery. However, he was not such a wonderful man in life, as he was in the stories he was known for. He was a drunkard, and when his life ended, he died of alcoholic poisoning. It’s a very painful, sad death for such an important role in the art of mystery. It is ironic that his death be as mysterious as his words.
Betsey Johnson was born on August 10, 1942, Wethersfield, Conneticut. She had two great passions for dance and art when she was growing up. This led her to pursue her interests in art and design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, which then she later transferred to Syracruse University. After graduating college, she dove into the fashion industry and got a job in the Madammoiselle magazine art department but soon later became an independent fashion designer. Part of Johnson 's success was her abililty to sense the social and subsequent style and sillouette changes. For example, many of her designs in the 1980s were influenced by British and punk styles. In the 1990s, she kept current with the grunge, medival, and decontructionist fashion movements.