BIOGRAPHY OF PAUL ROBESON Paul Robeson – athlete, scholar, lawyer, stage actor, movie star, labor activist and civil rights leader – was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898. His father, the Rev. William Drew Robeson, was a former slave; his mother, Maria Louisa Bustill, was part Cherokee Indian. In 1915, Paul entered Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Paul won a total of 15 letters in track, basketball, baseball and football and twice was elected to the collegiate All-American football team.
A Harvard college graduate, Lemann graduated magna cum laude in 1976. Lemann married twice, lived near New York City with his wife, Dominique Browing and their two sons when he wrote “The Promised Land.” They divorced and he later married Judith Anne Shulevitz in 1999. They have a son and daughter. The Book “The Promised Land the Great Black Migration and How It Changed America,” is a National Best Seller written in 1991. It was published in the Untied States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto .
While attending a racial integration march organized by his father in Washington, Guevara witnessed his father’s assassination; he was only fifteen at the time. After an investigation by the Washington State police, the murderer was found to be a member of on Arian Political group who advocated white supremacy; the murderer served a year in a county jail and was set free. With the death of Guevara’s father the racial integration movement slowly died off. Later in life Guevara attended The New School University in Manhattan New York, there, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Philosophy; afterwards he continued his studies and received his masters in Sociology and African and Latino studies. With his studies completed, Guevara moved to Venezuela and headed the liberation revolution that overthrew all the political governments of Latin America.
President Reagan was very lucky that the bullet didn’t explode and it missed his heart. Despite it all, Mr. President remained in good spirits throughout the 12 days in the hospital and made some now famous, humorous comments to his wife, such as “Honey, I forgot to duck.” (Reagan Assassination Attempt) John Hinckley, Jr. was arrested for the attempted assassination of President Reagan and was found “not guilty by reason of insanity” on all 13 counts against him on June 21, 1982. Once he recovered from the shooting, the President wasted
John Albert Burr John Albert Burr was born in Maryland, Oct, 4, 1933. He was the son of freed slaves and worked as a field hand until he was about seventeen. At eighteen, he managed, with the sight of wealthy African American activists, to attend engineering classes at a nearby private university in Maryland. Burr was the best in his studies. He was one of the brightest students in his class.
Born on July 23, 1936 in Sacramento California. Anthony McLeod Kennedy was the second child born to Anthony J. Kennedy and Gladys McLeod. His father started as a dock worker in San Francisco then worked his way through law school to form himself as a lawyer and lobbyist in the California legislature and his mother was active in civic affairs (Grimm, French, and Pak). Since a young age he came in contact with outstanding politicians and developed sympathy for the whole world of government and public service. An honor student for his high school years at McClatchy High School in Sacramento, California, Kennedy graduated in 1954(Grimm, French, and Pak).
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. Bush, his three brothers, and a sister grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. His father, Prescott Bush, was a wealthy investment banker. Bush's mother, Dorothy, came from the wealthy family of a leading Missouri industrialist. After graduating from the private Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Martin entered Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was only 15 years old. In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. In September 1948, Martin was one of six African American students to attend Crozer Theological Seminary. On May 8, 1931, he received a bachelor of divinity degree from Crozer. In June 1951, Martin graduated with an “A” average and delivered the valedictory speech for his class.
Andy Pearson a Change of Heart Andy Pearson: A Change of Heart Andy Pearson was born in Chicago on June 3rd, 1925. He and his twin brother graduated from the University of Southern California and immediately joined the Navy at the end of World War II. After serving three years in the U.S. Navy, they enrolled in Harvard Business School where they learned critical skills that would be the foundation for their future business endeavors (Zakomurnaya, p.1). Mr. Andy Pearson had a brief stay at Standard brands before he joined the consulting firm of McKinsey & Co. He quickly rose from associate to senior director and was in charge of the firm’s marketing practice.
Biography Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. The seventh child of Henry and Emma Alexander Owens was named James Cleveland when he was born in Alabama on September 12, 1913. "J.C.", as he was called, was nine when the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where his new schoolteacher gave him the name that was to become known around the world. The teacher was told "J.C." when she asked his name to enter in her roll book, but she thought he said "Jesse".