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Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington BOOKER T. WASHINGTON Booker Taliaferro Washington was the foremost black educator of the later 19th and early 20th centuries. He also had a major influence on the southern race relations and was the dominant figure in black public affairs from 1895 until his death in 1915. Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia back country, he moved with his family after emancipation to work in the salt furnaces and coal mines of West Virginia. After a secondary education at Hampton I
1984 By George Orwell
1984 By George Orwell
1984 By George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr. Cal Ripken Jr.by Stew Thornley On August 24,1960 Cal Ripken Jr.was born in Harve de Grace,Maryland.At the time his dad was in Topeca,Kansas nearly a half a continent away. Cal Sr. was a catcher for fox cities (Wisconsin), an Oriole farm club in the three-I League, and celebrated the birth of his first son by driving in the winning run in the 10th inning agianst Topeka. Cal Ripken Jr. inherited athletic talent from both his dad and his mom.Vi Ripken first got her future husbands at
Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith John Smith had many characteristics that helped to make him an important person in the beginning settlement of the New World. He was a brave and strong person who seemed to have little fear. He ran away from home when he was young and became a soldier in Europe and the Near East (Barbour). He thrived for excitement and adventure. During the settlement of Jamestown, he took on the responsibility of leadership by saving the colony from starvation (Microsoft). He made the men pla
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown Clifford Brown was born in Wilmington, Delaware on the 30th of October 1930. Brown began playing a trumpet his father gave him in early high school, and by his late teens was playing in collage and other youth bands. Throughout high school he studied jazz harmony and theory, trumpet, vibes, piano, and bass with Robert Lowery. At this time he was attracting the attention of many lead players such as Fats Navarro, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Brown had his opportu
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
Colin Powell My Written Report is a Short Biography of Colin Luther Powell. He was born on May 5, 1937 in Presbyterian Hospital. He was born, and grew up, in the South Bronx, New York. There was a big influence of drugs and gangs where Powell lived but, he seemed to steer away from all of that (source 1, page 23). Powell's parents were immigrants from Jamaica. His mother's name is Muad Ariel McKoy. In Jamaica the McKoy fammily watched over sugar plantations. She came to America with her mother (
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Like many students, Charles Darwin was only intrested in topics that was intresting to him and although his father was a doctor, Darwin was very unintrested in medicine and he also couldnt stand the sight of surgery. He did eventually get a degree in Theology from Cambridge University, Although Theology was a minor intrest to him. What Darwin really liked to do was climb over hills, observe plants and animals, collecting new specimens, studying their structures, and
Diego Rivera Got An A + A_coolguy56@Yahoo.Com
Diego Rivera Got An A + [email protected]
Diego Rivera Got An A + [email protected] DIEGO RIVERA BY ANGEL MENDOZA My artist name is Diego Rivera he is a Mexican painter who produced murals on social themes and who ranks one of my countries greatest artists. He was born in Guanajuato and educated at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts , in Mexico City. he studied painting in Europe between 1907 and 1921, becoming familiar with the innovative cubist forms of the French painter Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. In 1921 Riviera returned t
Dwight D Eisenhower
Dwight D Eisenhower
Dwight D Eisenhower Dwight D Eisenhower was our thirty-fourth president, serving from 1953 to 1961. He was born in Texas in 1890, and brought up in Abilene, Kansas. He was very good in sports in High school and recieved an appointment to West Point. He was stationed in Texas as second lieutenant where he met Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916. He excelled at many staff assignments and served under the guidance of many great generals. After Pearl Harbor he was called to Washington for a w
Constantine The Great - Mini Biography
Constantine The Great - Mini Biography
Constantine The Great - Mini Biography Constantine the Great - mini biography by Justin Woodson Throughout history there are pivotal men and women whose actions are so significant that looking back history may have been unrecognizably different without them. These men and women can be tremendously virtuous or tremendously evil (or somewhere in between). yet their mark on history is indelible. Names of such people include Attila the Hun, Adol-ph Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, and ma
Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya Farai Chideya has accomplished many things at 28 years old that many journalists can only hope to achieve. She began her career as an intern at Newsweek while studying at Harvard. After her graduation, she was hired at Newsweek as a reporter and stayed on from 1990-1994. Chideya covered news in Newsweek's New York and Chicago bureaus, as well as in the Washington bureau, where she covered national politics, from an article titled Skewering Congressional Pork, to following President
Frank Mccourt
Frank Mccourt
Frank Mccourt Informal Essay on Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes is a moving book full of poverty, suffering, and death that shows that no matter how difficult things seem, the hard tines can always be overcome. Angela and Malachy McCourt, both Irish, were married in America after a passionate night together that ended up producing their first son, Francis(or Frank as introduced to the reader). Later, the couple had another son, twins, and a daughter while living in a small apartment in New York. M
President Franklin Roosevelt
President Franklin Roosevelt
President Franklin Roosevelt The world has known many great leaders, especially in the post-Civil War era. Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harry Truman all rank with the most prominent leaders of all time. However, in my opinion President Franklin Roosevelt made the most difference out of anybody in this century. He began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had succumbed to in 1929. Without him ending the Depression, who knows where this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’S Influence
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’S Influence
Franklin Delano Roosevelt'S Influence Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Influence as president Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world's most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country ha
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882 on a Hudson River estate at Hyde Park New York, which was to be his lifelong permanent home. The second son of James Roosevelt, a lawyer, financier, and railroad executive, Franklin was the only child from his father's second marriage to Sara Delano. The parents and private tutors provided the youth with almost all his formative education, which was heightened by his frequent travel and some study in Europ
Book Report On Thomas Jefferson
Book Report On Thomas Jefferson
Book Report On Thomas Jefferson Book Review on Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson by Norman Risjord is a biography of the third president of the United States that takes Thomas Jefferson from his youth through his later years in the early 19th century. The purpose of this book is to give a political and social overview of the Thomas Jefferson's life and career. It was written for both the student of American history and the casual reader interested in the genesis of the United States government,
My Mothers Life Story
My Mothers Life Story
My Mothers Life Story BY KRISTY HEWITT 11B TOPIC: THE LIFE STORY OF MY MOTHER. AUDIENCE: People who like to read biographies. PURPOSE: To inform people of what life for the less fortunate can be like. Being one of seven children and being left by both parents had a huge impact on the way my mother's life has unfolded. In her early years, before the age of five, she was one of seven children running wild in the streets of Broadmeadows. Her father was in the military and was not home very much. He
Patrick Henery And Jonathan Edwards
Patrick Henery And Jonathan Edwards
Patrick Henery And Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards and Patrick Henry's biographies and speeches showed a lot of similar characteristics, but also many differences, Their speeches both contained incredible power and impact. Yet the effects and results were hardly on the same subject. Jonathan Edwards was a powerful speaker. He made his audience feel the words that he spoke. An example of this is in his speech, ?Sinners in the hands of and angry God? when he says ?...hell is gaping for them, the
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a novelist, short story writer, journalist, critic, and screenwriter, has had international recognition for many years. He is included among the group of South American writers who rose to prominence during the 1960s, a time often referred to as the ?boom? of Latin American Literature. In his short stories and novels, Leaf Storm, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and The Autumn of the Patriarch, he utilizes his background
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill Thesis Statement Churchill, the master British statesman, stood alone against fascism and renewed the worlds, faith in the superiority of democracy. Sir Winston Churchill The political history of the 20th century can be written as the biographies of six men: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao Zedong. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The first four were totalitarians that made or used revolutions to create monstrous dictatorships. Roosevelt and Churchill differed from them
The French Revolutinary Wars
The French Revolutinary Wars
The French Revolutinary Wars THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS: 1787-1802 The French Revolutionary Wars: 1787-1802, by T. C. W. Blanning, is a super Work of historiography. Far more ambitious than its modest title suggests, it is the history of the French Revolution as well as a military and diplomatic history of Europe from 1787 to 1802. Blanning enriches our understanding of the Revolution by placing it in its European context, by showing how it affected and was affected by France's neighbors. He
Pythagorus Of Samos
Pythagorus Of Samos
Pythagorus Of Samos Pythagoras of Samos Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know relatively little about his mathematical achievements. Unlike many later Greek mathematicians, where at least we have some of the books which they wrote, we have nothing of Pythagoras's writings. The society which he led, half religious and half scientific, followed a code of secrecy which certainly means
Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent
Why Microsoft Is A Monopoly
Why Microsoft Is A Monopoly
Why Microsoft Is A Monopoly Through a combination of tactics that many people would consider monopolistic Microsoft is now involved in almost every aspect of the computer and computer-related telecommunications markets and is emerging as a major player in Internet commerce and on-line media ventures. As of March 1997, 87% of all the software developers were actually developing the Windows bit 32 platform, which is the operating system for Microsoft. Fifty three percent of 2.4 million US Professi
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington Merrix Watson Prof. Alexander Feb. 17, 2000 Imagine being in a position that gave you the power to inspire a race and gain the respect of another. Booker T. Washington, a prominent and extremely successful African-American had that opportunity. This opportunity came in the times of the emancipation of slavery. And when given the chance he excelled. In his book, Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington exposes readers to the hardships he faced from the time he was a slave, until
The Coming of age in Mississippi
The Coming of age in Mississippi
The Coming Of Age In Mississippi I have read a few slave narratives and similar types of biographies, top of the list were Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas and Sojourner Truth, now I can add a favorite, Coming of Age in Mississippi. The narrator, Anne Moody, tells the story and portrays her life up to age twenty-four at the end of the book. As a poor Black girl growing up in rural Wilkerson County, Mississippi, during the civil rights movement of the 1940's and 1950's, Anne, called Essi
George Robert Twelves Hewes, Shoemaker to Revolutionary
George Robert Twelves Hewes, Shoemaker to Revolutionary
George Robert Twelves Hewes, Shoemaker to Revolutionary Alfred E. Young chronicles the events of a shoemaker?s life in The Shoemaker and The Tea Party to portray how the life of a poor shoemaker, with an ambition to improve his social status, shaped his opinion of the Revolution. In 1835, Young?s subject, George Robert Twelves Hewes, was believed to be the last surviving participant in the Revolutionary War. ?His memory itself became my subject,? Young writes as he pieces together historical rec
Daniel Defoe Biography
Daniel Defoe Biography
Daniel Defoe is a man of political livery. He was hated by both the Whigs and the Tories. He was always in some sort of debt. Yet, he was he continued on. He was seemed to never care what others would do to him and loved to speak his mind. His writings are astounding as well as numerous. Not only was Robinson Crusoe epic, but so was his life. Daniel Defoe lived through some of the most unusual occurrences in English history. He was the son of a rebellious London butcher. When he was four, a Dut
Hatchet
Hatchet
Introduction: You are required to read one book on your own per quarter. The benefits of creating a reading brochure project are not just to fulfill a Michigan Curriculum requirement, but to give you an opportunity to expand your knowledge through a book of your choice. Also, you will be able to read at your own pace as long as the project is completed before the quarter deadline. The book must be school and grade level appropriate. The first 3 quarters of the year will be focusing on Fiction b
biography of f scott fitzgerald
biography of f scott fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is in many ways one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. In his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald epitomized the mindset of an era with the statement that his generation had, grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, and all faiths in man shaken?(Fitzgerald 307). Aside from being a major literary voice of the twenties and thirties, Fitzgerald was also among The Lost Generation?s harshest and most insightf
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead
More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate. A ritual known today as D?a de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The ritual is celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the United States, including the Valley.Celebrations are held each year in Mesa
English Renaissance Drama
English Renaissance Drama
English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, refers to the theatre of England, largely based in London, which occurred between the Reformation and the closure of the theatres in 1642. It includes the drama of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and many other famous playwrights. Renaissance theatre derived from medieval theatre traditions, such as the mystery plays that formed a part of religious festivals in England and other parts of Europe during the Middle Ag