Alabama Essays

  • Personal Narrative: The Bus Driver In Montgomery Alabama

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    the drastic amounts of inequality and segregation in our supposed to be 'free' nation. I knew that a change needed to be made, and we needed equal treatment and rights for everyone. So when I boarded the bus that December evening in Montgomery Alabama, I was exhausted from work and ready to go home. I recognized the bus driver because he had once pushed me off the bus, just because I came through the front door. Even remembering that experience, I still stepped on the bus and paid my fare. "Good

  • Alabama Quarterback

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    “ If you are just tuning in to ESPN, this is Alabama versus LSU with 15 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Alabama ball at LSU’s 5 yard line, tie game, 21-21.” Tyrann Mathieu, the freshman cornerback is lined up in 1 on 1 coverage against Amari Cooper, an all american wide receiver for Alabama. Alabama urgently snaps the ball, Amari Cooper joggs up and makes a quick move to the inside, looking for the ball to be passed to him. The Quarterback steps out of the pocket and rolls out to the right. The

  • Alabama Poem

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    hatred. Piping hot, the sun beats down ninety degrees weather daily, in Alabama, 1863. As the ink counties to drench the paper, it begins to smear away due to the scorching temperature. I am surprised my sweat glances have not burst by now. The air that rarely passes by only sticks to skin, feels like honey. No moisture in the air, my personal Hell. I’m burning here, someone please save me! Before being abducted coming to Alabama, I lived

  • Poverty In Alabama

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    imaginable. Whether it be surprising or not, throughout history, the state of Alabama has always suffered with lower incomes and an overall poorer lifestyle. As the next generation comes into power and makes their mark on the world, they will prepare a way for poverty to be demolished once and for all. Over all, the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but within the United States, the state of Alabama is the fourth poorest state, holding a median household income of less than

  • Alabama Informative Speech

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    On March 15, 1965, one week after vicious beatings of African American protesters in Selma, Alabama, our 36th President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered an informative speech titled “We Shall Overcome” that would open the eyes of the caucasian people in congress. Johnson desired to have congress pass a bill for equality, and he addressed civil rights and racism between the voting poles. Throughout the speech President Johnson maintains a hopeful attitude with the assistance of strong and passionate parallel

  • Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Case Study

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    founded in 1994 by Henry Lipsy, director of West Alabama Food Bank. Lipsy came up with the idea of a friendly competition between the University of Alabama and Auburn to raise canned food for the hungry and needy in the state of Alabama (BeatAuburnBeatHunger.edu ). Over the last 23 years, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger has become the largest organization on campus following after SGA. BABH was created to raise awareness of food deprivation in the state of Alabama. A couple facts to give you a perspective: “There

  • Melba Beals 'Warriors Don' T Cry

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    How a person acquires fundamental opinions has been a controversial topic for generations. Some people claim that a person’s opinion is inborn. Others theorize that a person’s opinion is learned. However, most will agree that a person’s surroundings, environment, and history have a great impact on their worldly views. One’s environment can be described as where they live, where they spend their time, the place where they attend school or work, who they live with, and who they associate with. For

  • Congressman John Lewis March Essay

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    young life in rural Alabama which provides a great insight into lives of black families in 1940s and 50s under Jim Crow and segregation laws. March opens with a violent march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which the gruesome acts later became known as “Bloody Sunday,” during this march, 600 peaceful civil rights protestors were attacked by the Alabama state troopers for not listening to their commands. The story then goes back and forth depicts Lewis growing up in rural Alabama and President Obama’s

  • How Does Bob Ewell Show Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    “this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life.” As is shown throughout the book, Atticus is one of the most respected people in the town of Maycomb, Alabama. As mentioned earlier, Atticus embarrassed Bob by defending Tom. He was filled with anger and he took it out by spitting on Atticus. Everyone knows atticus is a good man who does good things. Bob soils what is left of his reputation by disrespecting

  • Alabama Action Reflection

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    Throughout this past week, thanks to Alabama Action, I have discovered the true meaning of a “servant’s heart” and discovered that when like-minded people get together, we can make a huge impact on the community. Servitude is something that is incredibly close to my heart and this week was the perfect introduction to all that the UA Honors College has to offer to help find ways to leave my mark. Coming into this week, we were just a large group of kids from every corner of the country – joined only

  • Why Is The Great Depression Important In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Harper Lee makes a lot of connections to events in America’s history in order to write To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a story that follows the protagonist, Jean Louise Finch, Scout and her family in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Scout lives at home with her dad Atticus and her older brother Jem. One real life connection Lee makes in her book is to World War ll. She makes it clear that her book was set in the 1930s, which was when the war began to brew. In addition to that, the Great Depression

  • Atticus Relationship In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb Alabama. He Has two kids, Scout and Jem. His wife died when Scout was only two years old. Atticus is not only respected by his children but his community. Atticus teaches his kids valuable lessons throughout the story. He knows they can not just go through life not knowing what 's going on throughout the town. Atticus is not just a normal white male in Maycomb Alabama. He see people for what 's in the inside and not just the outside

  • Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

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    In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the mockingbird to symbolize innocence and all that is good in the small southern town of Maycomb. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 26, 1926. She wrote To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960. Harper Lee graduated from the University of Alabama in 1948 and went to Oxford University to study law for a year. After a year in law school, Lee went to New York to get a job as an airline reservation clerk. During her free time during work

  • The Role Of Education In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    time of severe economic devastation, altered many lives, educational institutions included. Displayed as a central theme in the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, education clarifies the distinct difference between two opposing values in Maycomb, Alabama, self-taught knowledge and education in school. To Kill A Mockingbird begins by informing the reader on the citizens and history of Maycomb, highlighting the death of the main character’s mother and the significant role of her father,

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Vs Today

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    To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was written during a time of history in which civil rights activity was rampant. Lee does an amazing job of portraying racism as it was then, in the 1930s, and still, in ways, similar to the times of today; such as police violence, attacks on immigrants, increasing poverty levels, homelessness, and ISIS terrorism. America’s growth and development of civil liberties and rights transpired during the last half of the 20th century. At such a rapid pace that one

  • Theme Of Shame In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    In Harper Lee’s American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), dirty is used as a symbol of shame in the society of Maycomb, Alabama. When Jem ruins Mrs. Dubose’s yard he is punished by having to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month. When he is forced to do this, Scout joins him; however, Scout is not as gladly welcomed as Jem is into Mrs. Dubose’s home. Mrs. Dubose’s first words to Jem are, ‘“So you brought that dirty little sister of yours, did you?’ was her greeting” (Lee ).When Mrs. Dubose says “that

  • Helen Keller: America's First Lady Of Courage

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    creator, political dissident and instructor .She was the main hard of hearing and visually impaired individual to acquire a four year certification in liberal arts degree. Helen Keller was conceived on a plantation called Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen Keller was conceived with the capacity to see and listen. At 19 months old, she gotten a sickness portrayed by doctors as "an intense blockage of the stomach and the cerebrum", which may have been red fever or meningitis. Her disease was most

  • Innocence Vs Reality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird follows the story of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and Jeremy “Jem” Finch. Growing up in small-town Maycomb, Alabama, the children are exposed to many intense, controversial events. Their father, Atticus Finch, portrays the moral character example of which they follow. In this story, the sibling relationship between Scout and Jem exemplifies the true meaning of the work: innocence versus reality. Lee’s portrayal of the two characters is quite fascinating, and accurate

  • Case Study: Marcus In Foster Care

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    Georgiana, Alabama, a small rural community with a population of 1,680 and a rate of 50.8 percent living below the poverty levels (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). After being kicked-out of his home by his conservative Christian parents for coming out as gay, Marcus came to Mobile, Alabama. Marcus believes that his older sister may live in Atlanta, but is not sure and has no way to contact her. With a population of 194,675 and radius of 139.11 square miles, Mobile is the third largest city in Alabama (U.S.

  • Narrative To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Maycomb is a small close-knit town in Alabama, a southern state in USA. It is a sleepy and poor town with a few people. The Great Depression began with the Wall Street crash of October in 1929 and caused a decade of poverty, high unemployment, deflation, plunging farm incomes and lost opportunities