They lived there for about a year. During this time, Joe's mother contacted her brother in law who was already in America and asked him to help them to come to America. When they arrived at Ellis Island, they ran into difficulties because the administrators wouldn't let deaf people into America, and Joe is deaf. Joe and his mother went to Venezuela, South America for three months before they were finally admitted into America in 1947, under the Hispanic quota. When they arrived in America, they found out that Joe's aunt and uncle also survived the war.
In October 1961, Speck met 15-year-old Shirley Annette Malone at the Texas State Fair. She became pregnant after three weeks of dating him. Shirley married Speck on January 19, 1962, and initially moved in with him, his mother, his sister Carolyn, and Carolyn's husband. Speck's mother and stepfather had separated, and his stepfather had moved to California. Speck stopped using the name Richard Franklin Lindberg when he got married and began using the name Richard Franklin Speck.
Ralph Bunche Ralph Johnson Bunche was born August 7, 1904 in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Fred, and mother, Olive, worked very hard to provide for their family. Bunche and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico when he was ten years old in hope that his parents’ deteriorating health would improve. However, his parents died soon after. He then moved with his grandmother and two sisters to Los Angeles.
My name is Julio Sanchez. I was born on January 1 of 1470 .I grew up in Madrid, Spain. When I was but four years of age both of my parents’ died from an unknown cause. I was then raised myself on the street until I met a man named Christopher Columbus. He asked me if I would want to go on a trip of a life time and I was sold right then and there.
Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro was born a slave on April 5, 1856. Booker’s mother, Jane, worked as a cook for plantation owner James Burroughs. His father was an unknown white man, most likely from a nearby plantation. Booker and his mother lived in a one-room log cabin with a large fireplace, which also served as the plantation’s kitchen. His family gained freedom in 1865 as the Civil War ended, and his mother took them to West Virginia to join her husband.
Kristina Heman-Ackah Spanish 1 Senor Slager 14 May 2012 Benito Juarez Benito Juarez was born as Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia in the village San Pablo Guelatao. His peasant parents Marcelino Juárez and Brígida García died of diabetes when Juárez was just three years old. His grandparents died soon after and he went to live with his uncle who raised him. He attended school when he was twelve but couldn’t speak Spanish, only Zapotec. He took a job as a servant while his sister worked as a cook.
Jesse James Criminal or “Robin hood” Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847 in Western Missouri. Jesse’s father, a Baptist minister, and his mother Zerelda Cole. Jesse had one brother Frank James and other half and step siblings. Jesse’s father died when he was a young boy and his mother remarried more than once. When Jesse was 17 he married a young girl, who was also his first cousin, named Zerelda Mimms.
Emiliano Zapata This report is on a major Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. According to wikipedia.com Emiliano Zapata Salazar was born August 8th, 1879 and died April 10th, 1919. Zapata was born to Gabriel Zapata a peasant who trained and sold horses, in a village of Anenecuilco. Zapata’s family were mestizos, being of mixed Nahua and Spanish ancestry. Zapata’s father died when he turned 17, so Zapata had to care for his family at such a young age.
Wells was the oldest daughter of James and Lizzie Wells on July 16, 1862. Thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Wells family, along with the rest of the world’s slaves, slaves were freed least than a year Ida was born. Even though the family had gained there freedom they stilled faced racial prejudices and were limited by discriminatory rules and practices. Ida’s family made education a priority. Her father served on the board of trustees for Rust State College.
Abraham Lincoln by Oscar Espinoza Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12th, 1809. He was the son of Thomas Lincoln, a frontiersman whose own father had been killed by Native Americans, the years leading up to Abraham’s adulthood were marred by poverty. He had a sister named Sarah who was two years older and a brother who died in infancy. In 1811 the family moved several miles away from Abe’s birthplace to a farm on Knob Creek. In December of 1816 the Lincoln family moved to Indiana, settling near present-day Gentryville.