In 1877 Riis became a police reporter for the New York Tribune. Knowing the struggle of life in urban poverty, Riis was fixated on utilizing this opportunity to employ his writing abilities to communicate and raise awareness of this inhumane treatment that was present in a “civilized society” to the public. He ceaselessly claimed that the "poor were the victims rather than the makers of their fate.”
When he got more and more involved with the tribune during these times as a police reporter, Riis worked and wrote about the some of the most dangerous slums of the city. “The slum is the measure of civilization”, he said. Jacob Riis believes that the slums of a city is what defines it, and measures out the potential that the city had; the worst the slum, the worst the civilization. Through his own experiences in the poorhouses, and witnessing the conditions of the poor in the city slums, he decided to make a difference for them. Jacob Riis wanted to show the world that the United States had
JIMMY HOFFA Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa was the controversial leader of the Teamsters Union from 1957 to 1971. He was a tough negotiator at the bargaining table, and even tougher in a street brawl. Hoffa was violent and ruthless, and he had a cozy relationship with the mob, but he made the union so powerful that it was eventually able to control the wages and working conditions of the entire trucking industry. The union rank-and-file loved Jimmy, and forgave his excesses, because as one member recalled, "Hoffa did steal from us, but he also gave us a hell of a lot” (Padgett, 2012). While working men and women have long known the value of a dollar—it is a lesson well taught to one who labors for a living—it has taken a long, long time to teach employers the value of a human being, and in many cases has not yet been successfully taught.
Francois was accused of assaulting a girl in his bedroom on the second floor of his home. That same afternoon, the police returned to 99 Fulton Street to talk with Kendall Francois about this most recent attack. They asked him to come into the police department to discuss the report. He agreed and was taken to headquarters. Over the next few hours, Francois eventually made many admissions regarding the disappearance of the women.
September 11, 2001, this day affected many peoples' lives, and would have an everlasting effect on Gerard Way, singer of My Chemical Romance, who was in New York on that day and watched from across the river as the twin towers fell. Gerard was in New York that day to work as an intern at Cartoon Network and had just gotten off the train he took to get to New York when he saw the destruction.After getting back on the train and leaving New York, Gerard returned to his home in New Jersey, where he stayed in his basement for months and wrote the song "Skylines and Turnstiles" on an old guitar. Before the events of 9/11, Gerard had been pursuing a career in art, but afterwards he felt as though he wanted to do something more. He wanted to do something
Newspapers and literature in general had a very influential impact on society's view of slavery. The “Liberator,” written by Garrison, influenced the opposition to slavery by providing everyone with a piece that touched them and presented them with ideas about slavery. Garrison himself was a very strict and harsh man, criticizing the Constitution for even condoning slavery when the Declaration of Independence states otherwise. He appealed to society (via the American Anti-Slavery Society) with such passion to refute slavery that it sparked the interest of many. His refusal to give up and even die for the sake of this “holy cause” is very moving and brought people to oppose slavery.
Slide 1: - Chosen Jacob Riis * Since he’s also Scandinavian, I’m also moving into US * Known to be one of the first documentary Photographers Slide 2: - Was born in Ribe, Denmark - He was a carpenter, but jobs where few - Left Denmark as a 21 year old Slide 3: - Left Denmark moved to New York in 1870 * Tried to find work Slide 4: - Lived in poverty - Unable to find work - Lived on the street - Did variety of menial jobs before finding work with a news bureau Slide 5: - First got a job as a police reporter, images of crime scenes * Later as a reporter NY Tribune Slide 6: - Tried to show the neighborhoods where dangerous * By showing what middle and upper class people were afraid of * Riis's photographs had
The Nazis were judgmental raciest and disgusting people who hated anyone who was different then them. The Nazis killed, tortured, and dehumanized 6 million Jews, just because they were different. The information in this research paper is very important because if we forget about the past mistakes, then it is likely it will happen again. To ensure that the world is a better place one must be carful to question our leaders, never follow bad leaders, and prejudice beliefs
Whether you discriminate against someone based on the way they dress, the size of their body, the type of vehicle they have, or the amount of money it their wallet. There is great regard to changing the behavior. Thoreau was passionate about anti-slavery and even composed anti- government essays in the 1840’s. Thoreau use his journals and writings to document important events in his life and they community he resided in. All stereotypes have roots in racism and have become so widely used to define different classes of people that we now find humor in them.
Biography of Allan Pinkerton Allan Pinkerton’s History 7/24/2011 Axia College Debbie Dennis Allan J. Pinkerton was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 25, 1819 and died in Chicago, Illinois on July 1, 1884 at the age of 64. He was the son of a police sergeant that was disabled due to work related injuries. Pinkerton began to work as an apprentice barrel maker to support the family, but a short while later joined a political group (Chartist Movement) dedicated to improve work conditions for the poor. On the run, Pinkerton at the age of 28, and his new bride of only one day fled to Canada in 1842, where a shipwreck off the coast of Nova Scotia left them without any means supporting themselves. He then for a year began to work as cooper for a brewery in Chicago, though still dreaming of starting his own business.