Ronita’s grandmother, who has obesity, diabetes, and heart problems, support the family with her disability insurance, Ronita’s youngest brother, Donnell, has cerebral palsy and frequent seizures, and also receives disability. Her mother and older brother are unemployed, like most FEMA trailer park residents. Her father, a day laborer, was murdered 5 years earlier. The family’s phone was disconnected, so Ronita could not reach her family when she went into early labor.
Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was a politician from the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was the Commonwealth's 43rd governor, serving from 1931 to 1935. At age 17, Laffoon moved to Washington, D.C. to live with his uncle, U.S. Representative Polk Laffoon. He developed an interest in politics and returned to Kentucky, where he compiled a mixed record of victories and defeats in elections at the county and state levels. In 1931, he was chosen as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee by a nominating convention, not a primary, making him the only Kentucky gubernatorial candidate to be chosen by a convention after 1903. In the general election, he defeated Republican William B. Harrison by what was then the largest margin of victory
In 1788, Israel Ludlow, Matthias Denman, and Robert Patterson bought 800 acres of land from John Cleves Symmes along the Ohio River at the mouth of Licking River. John had purchased 2,000,000 acres of land from the Confederation Congress in 1787 and hoped to become rich by selling parts of the purchase to others. By early January 1789, Israel had planned out the town, dividing it into two types of lots. Israel, Matthias, and Robert provided the first 30 settlers with two free lots, one of each type. The men named the town Losantiville. The town grew slowly at first. Settlers had constructed twenty cabins and one frame house. Eleven families and two dozen single men lived on the land. Eventually it increased in size.
Ann Deborah Lynn knew she was born to be leader despite her circumstances as an African American in Lexington, Kentucky. Born October 3, 1810 to William Henry Lynn and Sarah Mae Lynn, her vision to be an inspiring Civil Rights Activist would be the biggest challenge of her life. Her father, William was a slave captured in Angola, Africa in broad daylight and her mother, Sarah was a daughter of slaves from Guinea. Free blacks in the South couldn’t express how they felt and wasn’t able to travel as freely as the free slaves in the Northern cities. The North also had more to offer because they were becoming more urban which meant better jobs, transportation and growing middle-class. Ann always knew she wanted to travel and speak to other slaves
“Born into wealth and privilege as the daughter of the Provincial Governor of Massachusetts, Lucy Flucker Knox would have had her choice of a number of acceptable suitors. She fell in love, however, with perhaps the single most inappropriate man in Colonial Boston.” –The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York
Dr. Laurene Elizabeth gallimore is her full name, she was born on July 30 1985.she grew up in Columbia. She went to Indiana school for the death for high school. Her deaf education started at western Maryland college he started going there in 1986s she became a professor in the 2000s. she graduated from Indiana school for the deaf. she became a professor at the education department at Gallaudet university, which is located in Washington D.C. she got many degrees. In fact, Dr. laurene gallimore was actually the second African American woman that is deaf to earn a doctoral degree from going to collage at Gallaudet university one of the the only deaf schools back in the day but now there are many other universities’
Elizabeth de la Guerre lived in the Baroque time period. She was born in France, October 10, 1666. She died on June 27, 1729 in France. Elizabeth de la Guerre was the daughter of Claude Jacquet. Claude was an organist and a harpsichordist who taught all his children to play. Elizabeth could play and sing so well that king louis the 26th let her perform in public when women weren't allowed to.
The theme of poverty is brought up in the narrative many of times in the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. Poverty play a very important role in the lives of Henrietta Lacks and her family. Nevertheless, because the Lacks family lived in poverty Henrietta Lacks and the Lacks family were kind of taken advantage of. For example the sample taken from Henrietta Lacks was unauthorized and the family was never told why you ask, because they never really had a reason to. This was because the Lacks family was poor and really didn’t have any money so even if they did find out they wouldn’t really be able to sue because of money reasons and plus they had little to no education to support themselves in any way. Nonetheless, the Lacks family
Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born July 4, 1868 in Lancaster, Massachusetts and died in 1921. Henrietta's parents were George Roswell and Henrietta swan I. George was a divinity doctor and a minister as well, which didn't keep them in one place very long. Henrietta was the first born of seven children, two of which passed away at very young ages. because of the fast pace of her father ministry they moved a lot. when Henrietta was 17 they moved to Ohio where she enrolled at Oberlin College for three years. One of those years she participated in a preparatory course and the other two she studied music. after the three years in Ohio they moved back home to Massachusetts this time to Cambridge. there, no matter how hard she tried she could not enroll
“They carry different diseases than we do (The Help, 2011)” said Hilly Holbrook as she struggled to hide the fact she was dying to use the bathroom during a card game at Elizabeth Leefolt’s home. She figures that since Mrs. Leefolt does not have an outside bathroom for the colored help that Aibileen uses the guess bathroom as well and she refuses to use it. She later talked the Leefolt’s into building Aibileen her own bathroom outside the house… Racism in Jackson was at its prime in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights Movement. All negro women and some men work for white families and are treated like slaves. All over town signs say ‘COLORED’ or ‘WHITES ONLY.’ You did not talk to the colored help unless you were the one they are working for.
Lynette Woodward was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 12, 1959. She is famous for playing great basketball. Did you know that she was the first women to play on the Harlem Globetrotters. When she gone to college at KU in 1978. She would usually score 26 points per game and by the time she was out of college she had scored 3,649 baskets. She gone to high school at Wichita North high school and won 2 state basketball titles. Lynette retired in 1999 and became an assistant coach for KU. In 2004 Lynette was added to the basketball hall of fame.She was given WBCBL award in
HeLa cells are a well-known line of cells that have shaped science and medicine in astounding ways. They have been launched into space, helped develop a vaccine against polio, and are still used in many laboratory experiments. Without them, science may not have been able to advance so quickly and many of the things that make our lives so easy today would not exist. These cells were taken from a tissue sample of a woman named Henrietta Lacks’ cervix- without her permission. Even though many say that this is unethical, we must admit that the benefits that mankind has reaped because of these cells far outweigh the fact that the donor was not asked before her tissues were removed. The
Lucy Larcom was an 11 year old girl whose widowed mother moved to Lowell Massachusetts, which was one of several mill towns in Massachusetts. There, her mother ran a boarding house for females who worked at the mills. Lucy believed that these mill towns offered women an opportunity to earn wages while maintaining a lifestyle of “good order, morality and piety” which would have attracted women and girls who work hard, but lived respectable lives. Lucy was thrilled to have the opportunity to join in the mills as a doffer, she also felt pride in knowing she was contributing to her family. Since she was so young the hiring agent agreed to hire her as long as she continued her education. It would seem that working helped her to mature because she
Louise Erdrich was born the first of seven children on June 7, 1954. Her mother was a Chippewa Native American and her father was German American (Fields). Erdrich was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota where she was raised to value and preserve the Chippewa culture. Her family was considered eccentric by the community, and both of her parents taught at a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school. Her grandfather Patrice Gourneau, Who was tribal Chair of the Turtle Mountain Reservation, taught her about the Chippewa culture and religion (ic.galegroup.com). After attending high school, Erdrich enrolled in Dartmouth College where she met fellow writer, Micheal Dorris, and in 1981, they married (school.ed.com). Dorris and Erdrich went on to write
Karly Segrave was a fifteen year old girl when Hurricane Katrina Hit. Her mother worked at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, so when it was time to evacuate she stuffed everything she could into a backpack and went on her way. Most of the employees at the hospital brought their familys with them, so space was limited. Karly slept under her mothers cubical for three weeks. “At first it was fun,” she watched movies, played games, and had tons of people to talk to. Then days turned into weeks and the hospital begun to run low on food. She began to realize that it wasn’t all fun and games.