Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (December 10, 1787–September 10, 1851) was born in Philadelphia. In 1805 he graduated from Yale University. He wanted to do many things such as study law, engage in trade, or study divinity. In 1814 Gallaudet became a preacher. After pursuing with that Gallaudet became interested in writing children's books.
Washington and learn more about the situation of African Americans. By the time Garvey arrived in America in 1916, Washington had died, but Garvey decided to travel around the country and observe African Americans and their struggle for equal rights. In his findings, Garvey recognized there were no programs and leaders were only in it for themselves as the poor black man was “groping in the dark”. He immediately started a New York division of UNIA. It grew quickly due to his ability to travel at his own expense and write and deliver speeches all over the country.
He soon portrayed Harlem street life in paintings that became commentaries on the role of African Americans in United States society with highly developed themes of resistance and social opposition. That same year, Lawrence began his most celebrated series, The Migration of the American Negro, multiple tempera panels depicting the exodus of African American sharecroppers in the south to northern industrial cities in search of better employment and social opportunities. Edith Halpert exhibited the works in their
Woodson’s road to creating this special month of celebration was not an easy one. Coming from a family with both parents being former slaves, he did not have the opportunity to an education until the age of thirty, when he finally enrolled in high school. Woodson eventually became one of only two black men in history to achieve his Ph. D, and later founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life with four other friends in 1915. He spent most of his free time as a powerful journalist and in 1926, finally convinced the government to officially have a week dedicated to black history.
Why did Arthur Miller write Death of a Salesman? Born in New York in the year of 1915, Arthur Miller was the son of a successful businessman until his family lost almost everything in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The Miller family then moved from the Upper East Side in Manhattan to Brooklyn. Arthur Miller began taking on different jobs after graduating high school to pay for attendance at the University of Michigan. There he wrote for the Michigan Daily, the student paper, and completed his first play, No Villain.
He built hotels, and then bought railroads to connect them to other hotels, improving and even founding cities as he moved down the east coast to Miami. When others would have stopped, he saw the possibilities of continuing to Key West and accepted the challenge. By connecting an isolated string of islands to the rest of the world, Henry Morrison Flagler made his dream and The Keys come true. Born in Hopewell, New York in 1830, he left school at age 14 and moved to Ohio to work (and live) with his half-brother at a general store. Being a natural salesman, he quickly advanced from his original salary of $5 a month, and by age 22, he was partners with his half-brother in a grain business and distillery (Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2004).
Dominique Beck History 11 July 9 2011 Up From Slavery: Summary and Opinion Booker T. Washington, born April 5th, 1856, was a famed educator, author, orator, and political leader. He was also the international leader for the betterment of African American lives in the South after the Reconstruction period. Washington spent a great deal of his life fighting for economic and social improvement of Blacks while still accommodating Whites, in regards to voting rights and social equality. During the years 1900 through 1901, Booker T. Washington started publishing his first autobiography, Up from Slavery, an account of his life. It was published at first in the popular magazine Outlook, which helped it to reach a more diverse audience; it was
This created a great deal of interest and the following year, a full-length version, How the Other Half Lives, was published. The book was seen by Theodore Roosevelt, the New York Police Commissioner, and he had the city police lodging houses that were featured in the book closed down. Over the next twenty-five years Riis wrote and lectured on the problems of the poor. This included magic lantern shows and one observer noted that "his viewers moaned, shuddered, fainted and even talked to the photographs he projected, reacting to the slides not as images but as a virtual reality that transported the new York slum world directly into the lecture hall." The work of Riis inspired Lincoln Steffens, the man considered to be the "godfather" of investigative journalism.
In 1963 New York Times reported Malcolm as second most required speaker in the United States of America. Malcolm also opened up an organization called ‘organization of afro American unity’ (OOAU). Malcolm’s autobiography was published in November 1965 and it took him two years to write it. On June 29th 1963, Malcolm lead the unity rally in Harlem and it was said that the rally held was one of the nation’s largest civil rights events. A while after Malcolm’s release from prison he was pronounced the minister of nation of Islam’s Boston masque which was a major responsibility.
In 1976, Anthony Giddens received is doctorial degree from the University of Cambridge and went on to teach at different colleges. Giddens taught sociology at many prestigious universities in England. He was a lecturer of sociology at Leicester University from 1961-1970. At Cambridge University he was a lecturer and fellow from 1970-1984 and a professor of sociology from 1984 -1996. He then became the Director of the London School of Economics where he is most known.