Professional Life Inez Beverly Prosser was born in San Marcos, Texas on December 30th, probably in the year 1895; biographers are unsure of the exact date of her birth. Prosser was the oldest of 11 children and her family moved many times. At the time of her youth, there were few educational opportunities for African-Americans, and Prosser started an educational fund to help her siblings attend and complete high school and college. Her siblings all graduated high school, and five of them, eventually received college degrees, in addition to Prosser. Despite facing the significant obstacles of racism and sexism, her academic achievements were impressive.
He was mostly home schooled by tutors and his parents. He was solid in geography, from self study during travels, and bright in history and biology. Alice died from kidney failure which had been masked by the pregnancy. In his diary, he wrote a large X on the page and then, he said the light had gone out of my life. His mother Mittie died of typhoid fever on the same day, at 3:00 am, some eleven hours earlier, in the same house.
Clara Barton, a True American Hero Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts on Christmas day 1821. Clarissa, also known as Clara, had four siblings; Dorothy, Stephen, David, and Sally. When Clara was young, David acquired devastating injuries from falling off of a barn roof. She “gave up school and nursed him back to health.” Even at a young age, Clara showed how noble and kind-hearted she was by giving up her education to help bring her brother back to a healthy condition. It took two years for Clara to help her brother, David recover.
She loved athletics and competition as a child and never lost her passion for sports. She was a world record setter and a winning Olympian. If someone asked her if there was anything she didn’t play she said, “Yeah. Dolls.” In an age when female athletes were considered odd, even freakish, Babe Zaharias ignored society’s opinion and followed her dream – “to be the greatest athlete who ever lived.” Born in 1911 to parents that emigrated from Norway to Port Arthur, Texas, Babe claimed she earned her nickname (after Babe Ruth) for hitting 5 home runs in one baseball game as a child (Biography.com). The large Didrikson family struggled financially and Babe worked at a variety of jobs to help the family, including sewing gunny sacks for a penny apiece.
No one knew she was deaf until she was in the sixth grade. She moved to Oregon when she was 11, where her experience was troubled due to her hearing deficiency. She had trouble socializing and became a loner. She used sports to deal with her frustrations. She competed in Heptathlon, cross country, hurdles, and field events where she excelled.
Essay Similarities Danielle Piazza [pic] 11/19/2009 English Comp I Dr. Knight The first essay chosen by me to comparatively examine is “Bombs Bursting in Air” written by Beth Johnson, an essay about a mother trying to find a way to share bad news with her children about the hardships of life. She begins to recollect moments in her life where things have gone horribly wrong. The essay is written in first-person sharing the author’s views and thoughts. The author and her children are at the Junior Olympics where her son is competing on a relay-race team. During the Star Spangled Banner, she begins thinking about how bombs are a metaphor pertaining to tragedies throughout life.
LIFE IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION From her Latin thread, Dallas native and 30 year old Gloria Hoskins offers a hardworking go-getter personality. Her lifelong passion to help others and personal stories of love, losses, and achievements, serves as an inspiration for others to emulate. Beginning her career as a certified Spanish teacher, she has worked with kinder garden level children, “who sometimes make me want to run”, says Gloria with a laugh. But not everything has been a smile for Gloria. Prior to her achievements she suffered a tragedy that left her and a younger sibling as orphans while living in Mexico, at the ripe age of eight.
She was born on July 28th, 1929. She lived an amazing life as a child but after the marriage to JFK things went down hill. On August 23rd, 1956 she gave birth to a stillborn child. Not to long after that her father died making difficult times for the family. In 1957 she became pregnant again, but this time it was a success, Caroline Kennedy was born in November.
Maya is a living testimony that resilience just like personality, cognitive, physical and emotional development is important for success. Never attending college, Maya holds thirty honorary degrees and many medals of Honor. Experiencing the changing times, did not affect Maya’s development in her late adulthood. She embraced it and welcomed the changes in her world, body and mind. She continues to teach and share her wisdom with her family and close sister/brother friends.
Yes, this may seem a little off... At the beginning of this year, I lost a dear friend of mine to suicide. Within her story, she struggled for roughly three years with depression, and always trying to make people happy and basically living her life for everyone else, instead of self satisfaction. Taylor, was a wonderful, caring individual that was always there when you needed her: she was the true definition of selfless. Taylor missed almost two weeks of school in our sophomore year of high school, she had told everyone she had mono and so she couldn't come to school for the fear of spreading her illness. The real reason, we soon found out after her passing, of why she wasn't in school was due to the fact that she was in the hospital, in