He and his wife agreed to raise a black youth as one of their own. He also participated in the Underground Railroad and helped to establish an organization that worked to protect escaped slaves from slave catchers (League of Gileadites). In 1847 John met Frederick Douglass for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts. After the meeting, Douglass stated that, “Though a white gentleman, (Brown) is in sympathy a black man, and as deeply interested in our cause, as though his own soul had been pierced with the iron of slavery.” John Brown outlined his plan to Douglass to lead a war to free slaves. In 1849, John and his family moved to the black community of
Biography of Allen Pinkerton Name CJS/250 Date Professor Biography of Allan Pinkerton Allan Pinkerton was born in 1819, in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 23, he emigrated to the United Stated, in 1842 ("Allen Pinkerton. Biography", 2012). Once settle in Dundee, Illinois, Pinkerton became the first detective to be appointed in Chicago that formed the North-Western Police Agency assisted by attorney Edward Rucker, which later became Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which exist today but known as Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations ("Allen Pinkerton. Biography", 2012).
But it was during his apperenticance as a barrel maker, he run into some local trouble with local authorities, over his membership, in a Chartist movement (an organization that was dedicated to the improvement of universal suffrage and fighting for better working conditions for the poor.) It was during this time that Allan fled from Glasgow with his young bride to Canada in 1842. It was his transfer to Glasgow to Canada in which, his transformation from humble beginnings to the start of his Private Security career. His first “foray” into private investatigation/security, was when he was in Chicago, and while he was in the forest he ran right into a counterfeit ring. When he realized what he had stumbled into, he notified the local law enforcement.
Not only did this case show the Abolitionist fight against slavery and to stop it, it also showed our questionable laws that come from the Constitution. When comparing and contrasting how Spielberg accurately portrayed this time in American history he did it well. In class we talked about how slaves were captured by others of their kind and sold, treated very horribly while on the slave ships and some left to die. The movie illustrates the horrors of the slaves, all the things they undergone, and how they were captured and taken from their homes and brought to a new world. It was very hard to look at and see all the cruelty and things that went on with the slaves after they had been captured, due to the fact they had been minding their own business a significant amount of years and then someone comes along, suggest that Africans are not to be treated inhuman and turned into a slave.
His assistant had to carry a footstool for him to reach the instruments during surveying work. At the age of seventeen he joined the Swedish army in Jämtland, serving in the Jämtland Field Ranger Regiment, as a Second Lieutenant, but was soon promoted to Lieutenant. He was sent to northern Sweden to do surveying, and in his spare time he constructed a heat engine which used the fumes from the fire instead of steam as a propellant. His skill and interest in mechanics made him resign from the army and move to England in 1826. However his heat engine was not a success, as his prototype was designed to burn birchwood and would not work well with coal (the main fuel used in England).
Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an American inventor. His most notable inventions included a type of protective respiratory hood (or gas mask), a traffic signal, and a hair-straightening preparation. He is renowned for a heroic rescue in 1917 at Lake Erie in which he used his hood to save workers trapped in a tunnel system filled with fumes, after other rescue attempts had failed. He is credited as the first African American in Cleveland, Ohio, to own an automobile. Born in Paris, Kentucky to Sydney, a former slave and son of Confederate Col. John H. Morgan and Eliza Reed, also a former slave, Morgan moved at the age of fourteen to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of employment.
The black communities of large Brazilian cities have been heavily influenced by black culture in the United States but only here in the city of São Paulo, did a rare cultural phenomenon occur between the two countries. To understand this we must first go back in time … Historically, Brazil was the last country in the Americas to end slavery. This happened in 1888. But the great struggle against slavery took place on November 20, 1695 when a black man, Zumbi, our hero, fought to the death alongside hundreds of men and women for the end of slavery and for equal rights. To destroy the “Quilombo dos Palmares” (the mountains where blacks fled), Portugal was forced to mobilize its colonial army and a strong armament.
He made the first plaster shoe cast impressions and created indelible ink and unalterable bond paper. The exclusive Vidocq Society— a fraternal organization whose members are both law enforcement professionals and nonprofessionals and meet monthly in a social setting to evaluate and discuss un-solved crimes, often homicides, officially brought to them by other law enforcement agencies— is named after him. Meanwhile, in the United States, the first municipal detective divisions were beginning to take shape. Allan Pinkerton, who immigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1842, played a significant historical role in
Furthermore, Absalom befriended “bad companions” and became a criminal (Paton 132). He stole, broke into houses, and even murdered Arthur Jarvis. Although Absalom broke away from the chain of his Zulu family and culture, he later found himself trapped in another type of chain, prison. Overall, a broken chain link represents the numerous South African natives like Absalom who made the trip from the homes of their tribes to Johannesburg and cut off contact with their relatives. During the 1940s, many South Africans made their way to the city for jobs in the mines.
Despite this, he became the first conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Desmond Doss was born February 7, 1919 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up living with his mother, father, sister and brother. The family were Seventh Day Adventists, meaning they observed the Sabbath (Saturday) as their day of worship, and would not work on that day. Doss was strongly influenced by a copy of the Ten Commandments that hung on the living room wall. The Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill” featured a picture of Cain killing his brother Abel, and Doss vowed that since he loved his brother, he would never kill.