Prosser’s life came to a tragic halt, leaving the world wondering what she could have accomplished had she lived longer. Prosser was an inspirational figure for siblings, as well as for the people who she came into contact with in her career. Inez Beverly Prosser, born Inez Prosser was born to parents Samuel Andrew Beverly and Veola Hamilton, in the small town Yoakum, Texas. (Benjamin, Henry, Mcmahon 2005) Due to lack of public record her year of birth is not verifiable by any one specific source. Prosser is the second oldest of eleven children but the first to go to college.
The theme of her birthday party was Pinkalicious a character in a series of books which Ella is very fond of. Ella was dress as the character of the book. She was very active and full of energy during her party. She was running around with friends. I was able to observe her participate in the various activities such; as coloring with her friend she was very nice and willing to share her Crayolas, ensuring all he friends had something to color.
Her parents owned the local hotel in Fort Royal, Virginia, but they never had excessive amounts of money. Despite her family’s lack of money, Belle’s parents believed it was important for her to receive a good education. After Belle had completed some primary school at the age of twelve, she was shipped off to Mount Washington Female College at Baltimore. This school was an institute that taught girls to behave lady-like. At the age of sixteen, she had finished her schooling and was seen in society as a beautiful debutante.
I enjoyed the book because it was interesting, and it also wasn’t written like a regular nonfiction book, where all they state are the facts and the reasoning to support it. Enrique’s Journey is about a mother and her children that were apart for 11 years and the struggles that they went through to get back together and become a family. When Enrique was 5 years old, Lourdes left him and his sister Belky, who was 7 to live with their grandmother while she went to America to find a job and to make money. When she left, it was 1989, and she promised to go back to Honduras where they lived after one year in America. Lourdes paid a smuggler 3,000 dollars to get her from Honduras to Orlando Florida, but he left her one night promising to come back, but he
Zora Neale Hurston: A moving African-American novelist, folklorist, anthropologist, and autobiographer who changed modern literature for women and African-Americans all around. Zora Neale Hurston’s original ideas in her literary works inspire modern American women to be independent and strong; “Sweat”, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Dust Tracks on a Road are classic examples which display her subject matter. “Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, the fifth of eight children… When Zora was three the family moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated all-black township in the United States” (“Humanist Profile”). “Eatonville, Florida, is and was at the time of my [her] birth, a pure Negro town” (Dust Tracks on a Road 1). Hurston had a happy childhood in Eatonville, Florida, yet Hurston’s life was anything but picture perfect.
She was named by her mother and father Rosie Lee and Redell Cummings. She is the first of eight children. After her, then her brothers: Lee Eddie and Redell Jr., next sisters: Betty Jo, Alice Marie, Mary Anne, and Terry Lynn, lastly is brother Stanley. She was born and raised in her home town of Wynne, where her family lived in the country. She was brought up in a very friendly community.
Following the conventions of description, Hurston employs colorful diction, imagery, and figurative language to take the reader on this journey. Hurston delves into her childhood in Eatonville, Florida, through anecdotes describing moments when she greeted neighbors, sang and danced in the streets, and viewed her surroundings from a comfortable spot on her front porch. Back then, she was “everybody’s Zora,” free from the alienating feeling of difference. However, when she was thirteen her mother passed away, and she left home to attend a boarding school in Jacksonville where she immediately became “colored.” Unlike most African-Americans who were affected by racism, Hurston didn’t let racism or her being “colored” affect her or her life. As I read in her essay, Hurston explains about it as she
Parents viewed their children as enjoyable, often throwing them large parties/dances. Most parents were very relaxed in regards to childrearing compared to the puritans. Children were educated according to their gender. Marriage and family life was a patriarchy. In marriage husband and wife were to remain monogamous to each other.
Baltes and colleagues defined wisdom in terms of fundamental pragmatic of life. Which includes knowledge and judgement about human condition; and ways to plan, manage and understand a good life. The way in which women in the church reach the “age of wisdom” is similar to Erickson’s stage of generativity versus stagnation. In this stage generativity is primarily the concern in establishing and guiding the next generation. In the article the “wise” women guide and give insight to the young on the traditions and pass on the cultural meanings.
Interview On Tuesday, September 11, I had the pleasure of interviewing my neighbor. Her name is Galloway and she is 60 years young. Galloway was born in Abilene TX but moved to Houston TX in the seventh grade. She stated that it was “a real eye opener.” Her family later moved into the Spring Branch School District and life got a lot better. When she graduated high school, she automatically knew wanted to pursue a nursing career.