Both of her parents were teachers and they provided a model of black activism for their four children. There were definite bold racism when she attended black schools. As Davis being bright and very intelligent, Davis left home when she was fifteen to attend Elisabeth Irwin,a private high school in New York. She received a scholarship from the American Friends Southern Negro Student Committee. Davis went to college in Brandeis, Mass., where she took French as a major.
Her father was a Baptist preacher, tenant farmer, and carpenter, and her mother was a schoolteacher (Wikipedia). Even though Zora Neale Hurston claimed as an adult that she was born in Eatonville, Florida in 1901, she was actually born in Notasulga, Alabama, where her father grew up; her family moved to Eatonville (Wikipedia). In 1904 her mother died and her father remarried almost immediately. John Hurston, her father, and new stepmother sent her away to Jacksonville, Florida for school. She later worked as a maid to the lead singer in a traveling Gilbert & Sullivan theatrical company (Wikipedia).
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). Sadly, at a very, young, tender age, Zora lost her number one fan, her mother. After the death of her mother, Zora’s whole world turned upside down. The once steady lifestyle she had with both parents in Eatonville made a drastic turn. Shortly after her mother passed, Zora’s father remarried and sent Zora to a boarding school in Jacksonville and attempted to relieve his responsibility of her (Contemporary Black Biography).
She was phenomenal. Wilma Rudolph retired and became a teacher and track coach, helping others work towards their dreams. For her outstanding work in life, Wilma received recognition in the Black Athletes Hall of Fame, the National Track Hall of Fame and received the Associated Press Women Athlete of the year twice. Unfortunately, she died of brain cancer at the of 54. After her death, the Women’s Sports Foundation began to give
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.
In 1959, she graduated from Wesley College with a B.A. with honors in political science on a scholarship. Joseph Medill Paterson, a member of the Medill newspaper-publishing family, married her the same year, together they raised three daughters; twins Anne and Alice, and Katie. Even with the difficult job of upbringing her children, she managed to earn a degree of M.A. in Public Law and Government from School of Advanced International Studies and a certificate from the Russian Institute, both at Columbia
One of her major lifestyle changes is trying to pass the C.P.A. exam. LS career goal is to own her own Accounting/Bookkeeping firm. She stated that her hobbies and interests are to read a good book twice a month and receive new knowledge. In addition, to her love for knowledge, she loves to learn new things.
Mary Church Terrell’s “What it Means to Be Colored in the United States” speech was delivered on October 10, 1906 at the United Women’s Club in Washington D.C. In this speech Terrell is speaking out about the injustices happening in America’s capitol against African Americans. She gives many personal experiences, and examples of how African Americans are still being treated like second class citizens in “The Colored Man’s Paradise” also known as Washington D.C. which speaks to how Terrell was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1863, and was the daughter of former slaves. Her parents sent her to a type of boarding school when she was young for elementary and secondary school. Mary then attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and was one of few African American women attending.
She was born on March 28, 1986, making her 28 years old today. Gaga was born in Manhattan, New York. Stefani parents' names are Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr. Gaga has several different ethnic backgrounds; her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of half Italian, half French-Canadian, German, Scottish, and English ancestry ("Biography). Lady Gaga has always been intrigued with music since she was a young child. She began learning how to play the piano at the age of four.
In this picture book, Farris, shares her memories of growing up with the famous Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. In an introduction the author explains that she knew her famous sibling long before he was famous. The book then gives an accounting of their happy childhood and is realistically illustrated by Chris Soentpiet’s paintings. Every year, for the past five years, I have used of My Brother Martin in my classroom to teach the biography genre and to help my students learn more about the Rev.