Harriet Jacobs’ Narrative "I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what slavery really is. Only by experience can any one realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations." After nearly seven years hiding in a storeroom crawlspace above her grandmother’s home, Harriet Ann Jacobs took a step that other slaves dared to dream. She secretly boarded a boat in Edenton, N.C., bound for Philadelphia, New York; eventually she reunited with her children and gained freedom. This young slave woman’s fight and faith were written in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, self-published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.
According to 1 Feb 2008 <httpz://www.accomodata.co.uk/events.htm>. Elizabeth “Long Liz” Stride was the third victim of Jack the Ripper. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 1843. She then became a registered prostitute and had a child, then moved to London in 1886, married a Mr. Thomas Stride, who was a carpenter. They were rumored to have a coffee shop prior to their divorce in 1882.
Melba Pattillo was born on December 7, 1941, in Little Rock (Pulaski County). Beals grew up surrounded by family members who knew the importance of an education. Her mother, Lois Marie Pattillo, PhD, was one of the first black graduates of the University Of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County) in 1954 and was a high school English teacher at the time of the crisis. Her father, Howell Pattillo, worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. She had one brother, Conrad, who served as a U.S. marshal in Little Rock, and they all lived with her grandmother, India Peyton.
Harriet A. Jacobs (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897 Harriet Jacobs, daughter of Delilah, the slave of Margaret Horniblow, and Daniel Jacobs, the slave of Andrew Knox, was born in Edenton, North Carolina, in the fall of 1813. Until she was six years old Harriet was unaware that she was the property of Margaret Horniblow. Before her death in 1825, Harriet's relatively kind mistress taught her slave to read and sew. In her will, Margaret Horniblow bequeathed eleven-year-old Harriet to a niece, Mary Matilda Norcom. Since Mary Norcom was only three years old when Harriet Jacobs became her slave, Mary's father, Dr. James Norcom, an Edenton physician, became Jacobs's de facto master.
“Civilize Them with a Stick” Mary Crow Dog is a Native American writer who captured her struggles as a student at a boarding school run by Bureau of Indian Affairs. A traditional education at mission school St. Francis became a challenge for the children of an Indian culture. The attitudes towards Native Americans were not held to that of the middle-class white students. Punishments were severe following the Church orders by extreme methods. Two sisters experienced this struggle at separate stages, which has been experienced by their mothers,’ mother.
Rosa Parks Although she was known as Rosa Parks, she was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. As a child she lived with her grandparents and developed strong roots by going to church with them. During Rosa's childhood she was influenced by the Jim Crow Laws. Rosa was home-schooled until the age of eleven, and then she attended a segregated public school which was known as the Industrial School For Girls in Montgomery, Alabama. Earning her high school degree in 1933, she then went on to get a secondary education.
Chastity, 13 at the time, starts off in the beginning of the story just entering Hopes, Alabama. She goes on to saying that she and her mom have been hopping from town to town for reasons she has no clue. Chastity described the ritual that she used to do with her mom. They would go to the local library and randomly choose a book and adopt the first two names of the book. Even
Edwidge Danticat the writes The Farming of the Bones to tell the life story of a Haitian girl named Amabelle Desir, the protagonist works for Don Ignacio and his daughter who later becomes Senora Valencia. From Amabelle’s life with the Valencia’s, the actual massacre, to her encounter with Senora Valencia and Father Romain she manages to tell the story of the Haitian Border Massacre of 1937. After Amabelle becomes a witness of the massacre, her life changes dramatically. At the end of the novel Amabelle has a different perspective on power relations racial class, and gender based. Amabelle is an orphan whose parents passed away at the age of eight due to the fact that they drowned.
Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in the year 1813, in Edenton, NC. Her father was a white slave and her mother died when Harriet was six years old. Her grandmother was the person who raised her. When Harriet was twelve years old, she was sold to a Dr. James Norcom (Dr. Flint in her narrative). At first she “ was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of her mistress.” She probably played with them as any child her age would.
This person is Anne Frank; she was a young woman who was forced to hide in a hidden attic located behind a friends business. After two years of hiding Anne and her family were found by the German Secret State Police. The family was split up into different concentration camps. One year later Anne passed away, but during her time in hiding was sure to keep a diary of her fears, hopes and dreams. This book was found and eventually became one of the most recognized pieces of history from that