MattieMattie The Promise Land Review The Author Nicholas Lemann was born and raised in New Orleans . He was born several months after the “Brown versus Board of Education” decision. Lemann gives a quick snap shot of his upbringing in a two and a half YouTube video. In it he tells how he comes from a small nuclear family but had a large extended family He shares that his family has deep roots in New Orleans since 1836. His grandfather started a law firm in which his father and uncle worked.
BIOGRAPHY OF PAUL ROBESON Paul Robeson – athlete, scholar, lawyer, stage actor, movie star, labor activist and civil rights leader – was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898. His father, the Rev. William Drew Robeson, was a former slave; his mother, Maria Louisa Bustill, was part Cherokee Indian. In 1915, Paul entered Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Paul won a total of 15 letters in track, basketball, baseball and football and twice was elected to the collegiate All-American football team.
“Fredrick Douglass: A Precursor to Liberation Theology” By: Reginald F. Davis About the Author: Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia holds a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in New York and a Doctorate in Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies from Florida State University. Pastor Davis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas. He has served as the Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Davis has also served on the faculties of Barry University and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. In 2004 the Journal of Religious Thought accepted publication of his article titled "African American Interpretation of Scripture."
in English from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1961. Afterward, he earned a B.D. from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1964, and he then went on to earn his Ph.D. in Old Testament from the Jewish Institute of Religion at Hebrew Union College in 1970. Since the completion of his formal education, Bullock has served as both a pastor and a professor. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Birmingham in 1972 and since, he has served as the part-time pastor at nine different churches in Illinois as well as the full-time pastor at First United Presbyterian Church of Trussville in Trussville, Alabama.
HOWARD COSELL By: Schwanka Tanks December 14, 2011 Howard Cosell was born on March 25, 1918, as Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born to Isadore and Nellie Cohen. His father was a Polish immigrant and his grandfather was a Rabbi. He attended schools in the public school system in Brooklyn, New York. Howard Cosell was in the United States Army from 1941-1945.
King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College; a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. In June 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott and had four kids. In 1954 King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus.
He moved to Warsaw in 1902 and became the head of the Hebrew school he has founded. Before the Second World War, he visited the United States and Palestine, published books, and started to write his first diary in 1933, the year Hitler rose to power in Germany. Prisoner in the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw, his gave his diary to a forced laborer Jewish friend before his deportation. Kaplan might have died in Treblinka between December 1942 and January 1943. This extract begins on November 2 of 1940, almost one year after the German’s invasion of Poland (September 1939) and the creation of the Warsaw’s ghetto on October 12 of 1940.
‘Sybil: The Two Nations’ is a book that was published by Benjamin Disraeli in 1845. Benjamin was a British conservative Politician, who served as the Prime Minister twice. He provided the Country with democracy. He was born a Jew, but he then converted to the Church of England. In 1837 Disraeli was elected to parliament and became a leader of a Tory splinter group called ‘Young England’.
The Fight for Equality William Apess served in the War of 1812 after escaping from being an indentured servant. After the war, he resided in Canada but returned to Connecticut in 1818. In 1821, William Apess married his wife, Mary Wood, who had also been an indentured servant, and together they had three children. Apess was appointed by the Protestant Methodist Church as minister in 1829, where he served until 1830. Apess was then sent to preach to the Pequots, an American Indian tribe who originated from southern New England, in 1831 by the New York Annual Conference of Protestant Methodists.
Thomas Jennings 1791-1856 Thomas Jennings, born in 1791, was the first African American to be given a patent, on March 3, 1821. Thomas Jennings was awarded his patent for a dry cleaning process (U.S. patent 3306x). At the time, he was operating a dry cleaning business in New York City, and was heavily involved in abolitionist activities. The patent was for a dry-cleaning process called "dry scouring", and he used the initial money he earned from it to purchase freedom from slavery for his family. In 1831, Thomas Jennings became assistant secretary for the First Annual Convention of the People of Color in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas Jennings was a free man when he took out his patent, otherwise he might have had trouble obtaining the patent in his name.