He attended Townsend Harris High School. He went to the City College of New York and Colgate University and received a Master of Arts in religious education from Columbia University. During the Great Depression, he became a civil rights leader of Harlem, New York. In 1937, he succeeded his father as pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. In 1944, Powell was elected as a Democrat to represent the Congressional District that
Occasion: This speech was delivered on October 4, 1850, shortly after the Fugitive slave act was passed, which Loguen is responding to. The speech was delivered in City Hall of Syracuse, New York. This speech contributed to the passing of the proposal of Syracuse becoming a refugee for freed slaves, 395 to 96 votes. Audience: Loguen directs his speech primarily to people of Syracuse, continually sharing the faith he has that these people will help protect not only him and his family, but any other fugitive slaves who seek refugee. Later Loguen expands his audience to the areas of the North surrounding Syracuse with a similar proposal.
A lot of these leaders were born into slavery and escaped, passing on powerful messages to the people to come together and fight for their rights. I found Fredrick Douglas to be a good example of one who was born into slavery. He had a slave mom and a white dad that resulted in him being sent to another plantation to be a servant because of his color. In 1838, Douglas escaped and became part of an Anti-Slavery Society in 1841. He gave a powerful speech on the fourth of July addressing his fellow African Americans called ‘What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July.’ He portrays how all of America celebrates Independence Day with their political freedom.
Soon their opposition to the Liberator made it get known all around like in New York and Philadelphia. This called for an American Anti-Slavery Society. One in which the objective was “to effect the abolition slavery in the United States, to improve the character and conditions to free the people of color… and to obtain for them equal civil and political rights and privileges with the whites” (Pg.
Female Leader Paper Susan B. Anthony On February 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts, to the parents Daniel and Lucy Anthony. She was the second child to a Quaker family of eight. Her father Daniel was a strict man who was a Quaker abolitionist and cotton manufacturer. Also, her father thought toys, games, and music would be a distraction for their education and would get in the way of other opportunities (Bohannon). Instead he enforced self-discipline and how to take care of oneself.
His mother worked as domestic worker and his father was a barber, but his father left his family when DuBois was at a very young age. DuBois mother continue to raise him Great Barrington, Massachusetts with” 4,000 residents and 50 of them were African American residents leaving him with little knowledge about the African American culture.” Where he attended school with whites and had encouragement from his teachers to graduate high school. DuBois mother “passed away when he was 16 and left him penniless “while was still in high school. He got a job at the local mill and continues to complete high school. “He was the first African American to graduate from high school” because of the encouragement from his teachers (W.E.
Fisrt of all, Martin Luther King who was raised in a middle-class family, had born in January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia and gone to college and got his PhD; he was so smart because he skipped the first and last year at Booker T washignton Hight school and went directly to the college. After that, he became an activist in the civil right movement and a releigon pastor. He married a women in 1953 who was also an activist in the civil rights fight; this women is Coretta Scott King. Coretta King raised their two sons and two daughters. There are many qualities that conterbuited to Martin Luther King sucsess.
T-TR 10:50 Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator and political leader. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. He was representative of the last generation of black leaders born in slavery and spoke on behalf of blacks living in the South. Washington was able throughout the final 25 years of his life to maintain his standing as the major black leader because of his ability to raise educational funds and his accommodation to the social realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, born February 23, 1868, was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A descendant of African American, French, and Dutch ancestors, he demonstrated his intellectual gifts at an early age. He graduated from high school at age 16 as valedictorian and the only black in his graduating class of 12. He was orphaned shortly after his graduation and was forced to fund his own college education.
Benjamin Franklin: writer, printer, scientist, and statesman; a man who left an everlasting mark on America. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth son of a soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Josiah wished for his son to be a clergyman so he sent Benjamin to school. But because Ben did poorly with arithmetic, Josiah took him out of school after only two years.