Truman was living with his mother’s relatives in town after largely being abandoned by his own parents. In high school, Lee developed an interest in English literature. After graduating in 1944, she went to the all-female Huntingdon College in Montgomery. Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird on July 11, 1960. It took her two and a half years to write To Kill a Mockingbird.
King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College; a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. In June 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott and had four kids. In 1954 King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus.
Alice Maldenior Walker, a female American Author, poet, and activist who was born in February 9, 1944 in a small city in Georgia. She lost sight of one eye at the age of eight years because of an accidental act of her brother playing with a BB gun. In her early high school days, she was a valedictorian which made her to win a “rehabilitation scholarship” made her to go to a college for black women called Spellman in Atlanta, Georgia. She spent two years at Spellman and was transferred to Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She then travelled to Africa as an exchange student in her junior year.
When Angelou was 12 years old an educated black woman from Stamps by the name of Bertha Flowers helped her to break this silence. Angelou graduated at the top of her Morrison 2 eighth grade class in Stamps, Arkansas. Because of the racial issues in Stamps, their grandmother thought it was in the best interest of the children to move them to California. Angelou attended George Washington High School where she studied dance, music and drama. At the age of seventeen Angelou graduated from high school and gave birth to a son Guy Bailey Johnson.
Eventually Marcus went to London, where he went to college at Birkbeck College majoring in Law and Philosophy. He started work for the African Times and Orient Review, the publisher was Duse Mohamed Ali. Marcus was influenced by Booker T. Washington, Martin Delany, and Henry McNeal Turner. In 1914 Ali help influenced Marcus into forming the Universal Negro Improvement Association, in Jamaica. Marcus traveled to the U.S. in 1916 to give a lecture tour and raise money to build a school in Jamaica.
Toni Morrison and the Bluest Eye Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in February 18, 1931. Her parents were, Ramah Willis Wofford, mother and her father was George Wofford (Johnson Lewis 2010). She had family who were immigrants and sharecroppers from both of her parents’ side. They lived in Lorain, Ohio were she was the only African America student in her first grade classroom (Bois 1996). Both of her parents were hardworking, while growing up, Morrison also learned folktales and stories that taught her about her heritage (Bois 1996).
The short story “The Chrysanthemums” favors and differs from the story “The Necklace” in many different ways. Both of these stories are centered upon an unhappy marriage life. The wives of each story are unhappy with the way their husbands seem content with the same lifestyle. In “The Chrysanthemums”, a tinker comes to Elisa’s house at first annoying her with ransom question, but then opening her eyes to realizing she should not settle for being content and try harder to become happy with her life. With the conversation becoming more exciting, Elisa begins to feel appreciated for once and has an immediate attraction for the tinker.
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.
In early stage, Jack’s affection for Fran is merely manifested through his obsession and fondness in her hair, such that “he might stop loving her if she [cuts] it” (334). The fact that Jack and Fran are isolated from the society furthermore reveals and suggests the difference in attitudes between the couples. However, in contrast, what Bud values are sentimentalism; Bud accepts and embraces any imperfections his loved ones have, such as Olla’s “most crooked, jaggedy teeth in
Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have brought up Eddie’ s niece Catherine like their own daughter. Eddie is a kind but strict guardian. He loves his niece but wants to be in control. In the first scene, he tells her that her new clothes are too sexy, then that she can’t take the job she wants. He tells her that she is acting in a way he doesn't approve of, he says that she is ‘walkin’ wavy’ and that this is making men notice her and ‘their heads are turning like windmills’.