Mervy Michael HIST 366-001/ Prof. Moran Final Paper 12/2/14 Topic 2: Protest versus Accommodation: The W.E.B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington Debate Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois are revered as two of the most important figures in black history. Booker T. Washington was born a slave to a black mother and white father. Throughout his whole life he was quite poor and from a young age worked in salt mines. Through a scholarship, however, he was able to study at Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute of Virginia and years later he graduated in 1875.
Two years later, the couple moved to Chicago where Lloyd began working for the Boyer Chemical Laboratory where he took the position of chief chemist and focused on the emerging field of food chemistry, and began looking at a way of preserving meats with chemicals. In 1922 he moved on to Chemical Products Corporation where he served as President and Chemical director of their consulting laboratory and often consulted with Griffith Laboratories. In 1925, Hall was offered a position with
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.
Paper one: Visual Arts Review American painter Paul Patton’s Late October (View of Rix Mills, Ohio) 1992, acrylic on canvas depicts the story of farm life in rural America in the eastern Ohio village of Rix Mills, the fields behind the farm houses are filled with cows and horses. The painting is in its original molded wood frame. Paul Patton grew up in Rix Mills, and at the age of sixty-four, began painting a series of village scenes entitled Rix Mills Remembered in his boyhood. The author depicts the painting over his boyhood, where he grew up. It is the painting of Rix Mills, a Central Ohio village on Route 313, six miles south of New Concord in Muskingum County.
Born in Alabama, she spent most of her teaching career in Mississippi and earned her doctorate at the University of Iowa, where she wrote most of Jubilee, which served as her dissertation. Walker also learned much about the life of her great-grandfather, a free man from birth. While on a speaking engagement in nearby Albany in 1947, Walker visited Dawson, where she found a man who had known her great-grandfather Randall Ware, who worked as a blacksmith and operated a gristmill, which she was able to visit. Walker based the description of the Dutton plantation, where most of her story is set, on an antebellum house that she discovered while visiting
He did not know the exact date of his birth. He was born into slavery, and lived with his mother and older brother in Missouri. When his mother was seized by raiders, he was reared by his mother’s former owners, Moses and Susan Carver. Because George was a sickly child, he was not required to do heavy farm work. This left him free to explore the wonders of nature around him.
“Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept” John H. Johnson Defying the odds was John H. Johnson passion. He rose from poverty to become one of the most influential African American publishers in American history. Born in Arkansas in 1918, he was the grandson of slaves, his father was killed in a sawmill accident when he was eight. At that time, in Arkansas, blacks could not attend high school so in order to keep learning he attended 8th grade twice. His mother worked as a cook and as washerwomen for many years to support the family and to save enough to move her family to Chicago.
Prior to getting into politics, Abraham Lincoln practiced law in Illinois, throughout the state, including Coles and Clark counties, where some of my ancestors lived. Lincoln’s father, Thomas, and stepmother, Sarah, lived in Coles County as well, and Abe would visit on occasion. The Coles County courthouse “existed a few years before Abraham Lincoln would enters its’ chambers to practice his trial skills. . .
Research Paper November 23, 2013 George Washington Carver Throughout the late 1800s there were many up-and-coming inventors who had much to do with the development of today’s society. One of which was George Washington Carver. G.W. Carver was born in 1864 on the Moses plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. When he was only a boy he and his mother were kidnapped from the farm and taken away to Arkansas.
He only had the chance of seeing her a handful of times, which was only at night and his mother had to walk twelve miles both ways to see him, during his life before she passed away. He was raised by a woman to whom he refers as his grandmother alongside of other slave children. Douglass also states in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass that the slave children were only allotted a single gown to wear per year, therefore many slave children would be seen naked running around on the plantation. He also never knew what a formal bath was or how to really take one. The turning point in his life was whenever he was given to a family member of his master and was told by his mistress to clean himself in the river to remove all of the dead skin, dirt, and scruff from his body; and that once he had done so, he would be given a pair of pants to