Dubois Pg 1 Influential Theorist W.E.B Dubois Introduction to Sociology DuBois Pg.2 William Edward Bughardt Dubois was a strong willed African American. He was a Sociologist, Author, Activist and Civil Rights Leader who passed away in Accua, Ghanna in 1963. ( W.E.B. DuBois, Pan-Africanists, and Africa 1963-1973He was one of the most influential black leaders of the first half of the 20th century who supported integration and equal rights for everyone regardless
In the Oates approaching fury, I read about the abolitionists and the pro-slavery advocate in the mid 1800’s which were major factors in the Civil war. William Lloyd Garrison a white Bostonian who led one of the largest reform movements in the 1800’s. They believed that slavery was political and religious incorrect. In 1831 Garrison published his own abolitionist newspaper to promote his views on abolition of slavery in the south, called The Liberator. He attracted a lot more followers using nonviolent and non-aggressive as he assisted in organizing the Anti-Slavery Society.
Frederick Duglass was born into slavery on February 1818 at a place called Holmes Hill Farm near the town of Easton on the Maryland’s eastern shore. It was part of an estate owned by Aaron Anthony, Manager of the Plantations belonging to Edward Lloyd V. Frederick’s mother (Harriet Bailey) worked in the cornfields surrounding Holmes Hill. Harriet Bailey was required to work long hours, Frederick was sent to stay with his grandmother (Betsey Bailey). The grandmother was to take care of Harriet’s kids till they were old enough to work. Frederick was a slave child of Captain Anthony’s house hold.
Sojourner Truth’s original name was Isabella Baumfree. She was born in 1797 in Ulster County, New York to mother Elizabeth and father James Baumfree. She was one of thirteen children. Her parents were both slaves on the Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh plantation in Swartekill, New York. She lived on the plantation with her family until she was nine, which was when she was sold to a new master because the previous one had died.
Paul Leroy Robeson was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898, the fifth and last child of Maria Louisa Bustill and William Drew Robeson. During these early years the Robeson's experienced both family and financial losses. At the age of six Paul and his siblings, William, Reeve, Ben and Marian suffered the death of their mother in a household fire. This was followed a few years later with their father's loss of his Princeton pastorate. After moving first to Westfield, the family finally settled in Somerville, New Jersey, in 1909, where William Robeson was appointed pastor of St. Thomas AME Zion Church.
Alexander Hamilton: Extraordinary American Alexander Hamilton was born sometime between 1755 and 1757 on the island of St.Cruix in the Dutch West Indies to James Hamilton and Rachel Levine. Hamilton had a very rough childhood, when he was ten his father left the family. With no other choice, his mother began working at a small shop, while Alexander became a clerk in an office owned by two New York merchants. When Alexander was thirteen his mother died, leaving him an orphan. After his mother’s death, Hamilton was then moved to New Jersey where his relatives lived.
Harriet Ross was born in a Maryland Plantation in 1820. Her parents were from a tribe of West Africa. Harriet’s master was strict and made her sleep on the kitchen floor, to keep warm she would put her feet in the fireplace ashes. Harriet was hired out by the age of 5. Harriet didn’t like to work indoors, and her masters always whipped her.
The Literary Encyclopedia states that he was moved into the home of his alcoholic grandparents where he suffered severe and fatal beatings. Not long after, at about age four or five, Apess was sold into indentured servitude (Gordon). Apess describes the lifestyle he lived as an indentured laborer, and the experiences he had at such a young age. His autobiographers believe that as an indentured servant he was able to receive about six years of formal education, which completed his schooling(Gordon). Once Apess reached about the age of thirteen he decided to run away from his life as an indentured laborer(Barber).
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.
Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave The story begins by telling the reader that Frederick Douglass does not know the date of his birth in Tuckahoe, Maryland, but most likely around 1818. His mother died when he was 7 years old. This does not affect Douglass very much because he was separated from his mother when he was very young. His father was believed to be a white man, and most people thought that Douglass was the son of his owner Captain Anthony. Douglass is moved to Baltimore, Maryland.