Throughout all the obstacles he was faced with he was able to shed light on the situation and the treatment of African Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a middle class family on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was Martin Luther King Sr. and his mother was Alberta Williams King. King parents where big disciplinarian that believed that this would teach their kids to be respectful and grateful for everything in life. King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B.
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5, 1856. Booker was a slave on a farm in Hale’s Ford,Virginia to an African American mother. He had one brother named John and one sister named Amanda. His father was thought to be white because Booker had very light, black skin, red-black hair, and gray eyes. He was 9 years old when the civil war ended.
After this, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People decided to encourage integration by sending nine Africa-American students to attend Central High when it opened for the school year of 1957. There were many consequences of this event. Governor Orville Faubus attempted to stop the students from entering and as a result of this, President Eisenhower sent National troops to make sure they could attend the school and eventually graduate. Jim Crow laws were enacted between 1876 and 1965. They ruled that Blacks had separate but equal facilities as Whites.
Marcia Lewis Mrs. Guillory Business 13, March 2012 From Entrepreneur to FUBU Billionaire I am writing about an African American entrepreneur named Daymond John, founder of FUBU clothing. Daymond was born February 23, 1969, in New York City, New York. He also is an investor on the former ABC reality entrepreneur television show, author, and motivational speaker. He is best known for CEO of FUBU and appears an investor on a television show called Shark Tank. He was raised an only child by his mother and attended Bayside High School.
Aura L. Guir College Prep. June 16, 2010 The biography of Rosa Louise Parks Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913, in Tuskegee Alabama, she was the oldest of the two children her parents had. Rosa was brought up by her parents James and Leonna McCauely, her father was a carpenter and her mother was a teacher. At the age of two Rosa, her younger brother Sylvester and her mother moved to her grandparent’s farm in Pine Level, Alabama. At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School.
James Mark Baldwin James Mark Baldwin was born in January, 12, 1861. Columbia, South Carolina.Baldwin was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. His father, who was from Connecticut, was an abolitionist and was known to purchase slaves in order to free them. During the Civil War his father moved north, but the family remained in their home until the time of Sherman's Marsh. He was educated at Princenton.
Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father, James McCauley was a carpenter and her mother, Leona Edwards, was a teacher. Growing up she was sick most of the time and was a small child. Eventually her mother and father separated. Her mother took her and her brother to live in Pine Level, a town near Montgomery.
Berry Gordy Jr.: The genius behind Motown. Berry Gordy was born in Detroit in 1929. His parents had migrated to the city in 1922 attracted by the job opportunities. Berry Gordy Sr.'s grandmother had been a slave in Georgia, his grandfather a slaveowner. Berry Jr. was the seventh of eight children of Bertha and Berry Sr. Love and family ruled for the large Gordy clan.
His legal name was Lee Conley Bradley and was one of seven children. Andrew, the oldest of the three boys, was born in 1882, followed two years later by Mattire, Rachel, born in 1887, James born in 1890, Sallie in 1892, Frank Jr. born in 1897, and Gustavia born in 1899. His father, Frank Broonzy (Bradley) and his mother, Mittie Belcher, has both been born into slavery. During his childhood they moved to Pine Bluff to work the fields. His life as a child was difficult because he received only minimal schooling.
Thomas Jennings 1791-1856 Thomas Jennings, born in 1791, was the first African American to be given a patent, on March 3, 1821. Thomas Jennings was awarded his patent for a dry cleaning process (U.S. patent 3306x). At the time, he was operating a dry cleaning business in New York City, and was heavily involved in abolitionist activities. The patent was for a dry-cleaning process called "dry scouring", and he used the initial money he earned from it to purchase freedom from slavery for his family. In 1831, Thomas Jennings became assistant secretary for the First Annual Convention of the People of Color in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas Jennings was a free man when he took out his patent, otherwise he might have had trouble obtaining the patent in his name.