History Lena Baker was born on June 8, 1901 in Randolph County, Georgia in a former slave cabin. She was born from poor sharecroppers her mother name Queenie. Baker was a black woman growing up in the 1940’s which was in the heart of the racial era. She chopped cotton, laundry. Like all the other kids Baker had dreams of becoming better and living a better life getting out of poverty.
As an adult, Hurston traveled extensively in the Caribbean and the American south and immersed herself in local cultural practices to conduct her anthropological research (Wikipedia). In 1927, she married Herbert Sheen, a jazz musician and former classmate at Howard who would later become a physician, but the marriage ended in 1931(Wikipedia). In 1939, while Hurston was working for the WPA, she married Albert Price, a 23 year old fellow WPA Employee, but this marriage, too, ended after only months (Wikipedia). In later life, in addition to continuing her literary career, Hurston served on the faculty of
(Contemporary Black Biography). There was a lot of discrepancy about her date of birth for reasons that will be explained further on. At the age of three, Zora and her family moved to the first all-black town in the United States, Eatonville, Florida. Her father, John, was a Baptist preacher, a farmer and later became the mayor of Eatonville (Contemporary Black Biography). Zora’s mother, Lucy Ann, a teacher and seamstress, was the catalyst for Zora’s outgoing and enthusiastic imagination; she was always encouraging Zora to “jump at de sun” (Bell).
My mother said, “We had no choice, my father died when I was a baby and mother didn’t make enough to support all of us.” They were all migrant workers who worked picking oranges in California and they picked cotton in Texas. Even though they knew they were being deprived of education to live a better life. There was no other choice at the time, my mother dropped out of school when she was in second grade to help support the family she was the youngest of fourteen. The photos that Lewis W. Hine took tell us a lot of what children endured while working in every working field that you could imagine. Children were very strong and could endure as much as grown up adults if not more.
But then my cousin Dana decided to open up her own cheerleading gym with two other of her colleagues called Pittsburgh Empire cheerleading and dance inc. I switched over to that gym for a while but the drive out from my house to Canonsburg almost every night was too much to handle for my parents, they had different work schedules, plus I was on the Baldwin Vikings team. It was too much to handle so I decide to just stay on the Baldwin team, that’s were all
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) Write a brief a biographical sketch of your author: ( at least 250-500 words in paragraph format) ( do not cut and paste from a source... this should be in your own words) Alice Walker was born in rural Georgia in 1944 and was the youngest of eight children. I chose to write about Alice Walker because she is such an inspiration and her writings catch my eye. At the very young age of eight, she lost her right eye due to an accidental shooting by her brother. She became blind in this eye and immediately felt like an outcast. She was stared at and taunted because of her eye and because of that she started writing.
Sometimes I would go to their jobs and see my grandmother taking care of her patients or my mom interacting with doctors and nurses all day. After high school, nursing school felt like my natural calling, but I soon learned that passion and talent don't always come from your background and mine was far from the health field. It took me years to accept that what I really wanted to do was to be a writer. Even as a young kid I enjoyed reading and writing. One of my aunts had copies of Shakira's song lyrics and I read them numerous times, then I started to write down the lyrics of other songs I liked and then I began to write my own songs.
I played sports and received letters from other colleges. So I felt good about that until me and my mother had out disagreements on where I wanted to go to school at. So I listen and instead stayed home to go a local technical institute. So once I got going with school things were going good until my job played a major role into school and also my mother was getting ill. So
Being the oldest of five, she felt responsible for her siblings and took care of them often during her younger years. They lived on a farm in Neilsville, Wisconsin until Satir was old enough to attend school (Suarez, 1999). Satir's taught herself to read when she was only three years old but she was still formally taught in a small one-room school with seventeen other students while living on the farm. Her mother expressed a strong desire for the family to move to the city so that Satir could attend a larger high school, South Division High School in Milwaukee, where she could take advantage of a better education. When she graduated from South Division High School 1932 she was not quite sixteen years old (Suarez, 1999).
His legal name was Lee Conley Bradley and was one of seven children. Andrew, the oldest of the three boys, was born in 1882, followed two years later by Mattire, Rachel, born in 1887, James born in 1890, Sallie in 1892, Frank Jr. born in 1897, and Gustavia born in 1899. His father, Frank Broonzy (Bradley) and his mother, Mittie Belcher, has both been born into slavery. During his childhood they moved to Pine Bluff to work the fields. His life as a child was difficult because he received only minimal schooling.