Debbie Allen was born to Vivian Ayers and Arthur Allen on January 16, 1950. At age three she started dancing and at age four she knew she wanted to be a professional dancer. Her parents divorced in 1957, and her mother was Debbie and her siblings were encouraged to be creative and independent. In 1960, Vivian Ayers took her children to Mexico. When they came back to Texas, Debbie auditioned for the Houston Ballet School but was denied because the color of her skin. A Russian teacher at the school saw Debbie perform and secretly enrolled her. When she was sixteen, she auditioned for the North Carolina School of the Arts but was rejected because her body was “unsuited” for ballet. While she was in high school she put her studies first and went
Elizabeth was a 12 year old girl that had a normal family life. Until it was turned upside down when Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765. She lived on a small lot of land just on the outskirts of town with her father, mother, and her older brother. Her father’s name was Emmett Buford. He was a hard working man and Elizabeth loved her father. Her mother was Abigail Buford and she was to stay at home and care for the children, which is what most women did in these days. Elizabeth’s brother was almost 4 and a half years older than her. His name was Abiel Buford.
On a long dirt road in a wooden farmhouse in Mississippi, lived Bessie Vanburen, her 4 children, and her husband John Vanburen. Bessie was a beloved mother who did everything for everyone else before seeing about herself. She had 3 ?boys and 1 girl. Jackson & Justin were the oldest boys who were identical twins. Jonathan was the middle son who had autism where he needed proper care for his health. Jennifer was the only girl & the baby who was always whining about having to do stuff with her brothers all the time. Bessie was a very caring young woman who didn?t work but did housewife chores all day every day. ?The more dirt around the house the more she felt the need to clean up. At the age of 16 Bessie found love while playing in the field yard with some friends. Mr. John Vanburen took her hand in marriage and started a family with her. Although, Bessie was a slave she was very sick but was too busy to focus on her health. ?She stayed in the field majority of the day while her husband go? out and work to provide. The kids would be tagging along with her because there weren?t any babysitters around the way. Bessie was very young with a life of her own. She had lost both of her parents in war ?and grew up raising herself after her grandparent?s? passed. Everything that the family had for dinner was
Angela Ciera Barnes was born on June 1, 1998, in Salisbury, MD to Sarah Baines and Angelo Barnes. On March 7, 2017 Angela passed away surrounded by loved ones and friends.
Did you know Clara brown's life was an adventure?there were a lot of ups and downs in her life.The beginning of Clara Brown’s life was to start an up and went a little down.Her accomplishments were almost all ups except at least one down.The end of her life was a down and up.
Mrs. Bessie Vanburen was married by time she reached the aged of thirteen. She wed a man of the name Rudolph Vanburen. Bessie Rudolph had their own little business of being animal groomers. No animal was too big or too small for the Vanburens to groom. Bessie had a special type of love for horses, especially a black mustang. Bessie and Rudolph lived in the state of Virginia, and because of the very cold winters, it was hurting their business. So they decided to move to Montana where the weather is better for their business. While in the process of moving, Bessie became very ill the whole time they was on the road to head to Montana. Because of Bessie?s full-size figure, she just thought that she put on a few extra pounds from stressing about their
Melba Pattillo Beals is a teenage girl who got excepted with eight other kids to go to an all white high school called "Central High". Melba and the other were tormented and threatened the whole time they were there. Melbas family and friends gave her the strength to get through her problems even if she wasn’t wanted at Central High. Melba made some white kids who were different, She was in a life or death situation a couple of times at Central High.
Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine-art photographer known for her photographic series Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. She received national attention shortly after earning her M.F.A. in Photography from Georgia State University, and describe herself in the art world as a visual cultural producer portraying large-scale works that combine a wide-range of contemporary culture.
The third African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics was Marjorie Lee Browne. Her parents were Lawrence Johnson and Mary Taylor Lee but unfortunately her mother died when she was just only 2 years old, so therefore she did not know her. Marjorie Lee Browne was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 9, 1914. Marjorie died on October 19, 1979 at the age of 65 in Durham, North Carolina. The cause of her death was a heart attack but she was able to have little retirement time.
Ruby Ann Wallace was born on October 27, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived with her parents and had two sisters and one brother. When she was just a baby she moved to New Rochelle, New York and considered herself as a native New Yorker. Ruby Ann went to Hunter high school which were New York’s first rate schools that had many bright girls. Ruby then went to Hunter College and got a degree for spanish and french. She knew theater was her calling so she also went to the American Negro Theater (ANT). When at American Negro Theater her first real broadway show was in 1946 as an African American war hero.
Edith Bolling was born to a family of Virginian Aristocracy in Wytheville in 1872. She was the 7th child in a family of 11 kids. At the age of 15 she went to study music for a year at Martha Washington College and a second year at a different smaller school. Edith met a businessman by the name of Norman Galt in Washington when she was visiting a sister. They were soon married and for 12 years, their childless marriage was content. Mr. Galt died unexpectedly in 1908 and Edith left the jewelry firm the two had up to a manager that kept the finances up to par. Not long after the death of her husband, Edith met Woodrow Wilson who had also recently lost his spouse, Ellen. The widower President Wilson was very fond of Edith and found her intelligent.
Risking their lives to document the war. Joe Rosenthal, Abbie Rowe, Marie Hansen, Hugo Jaeger and Lee Miller, captured amazing times in history during, World War II. Joe Rosenthal, known for the famous photograph of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, this photograph is one of the most famous photographs in the world. Abbie Rowe worked with the government, becoming a photographer for the National Capital Parks of the National Park Service. Women photojournalist, Marie Hansen was hired by LIFE magazine, being assigned to Women’s Army Auxiliary Crops. Adolf Hitler’s personal photographer, Hugo Jaeger, Führer allowed Jaeger to travel with them to document private events and parties. An iconic woman, Lee Miller is an American photographer and artist, she is famous for the
With the passing of several marijuana initiatives in early November's election, more than half of the United States have now legalized medical or recreational marijuana. As recreational marijuana use grows, so does ways to consume it. The newest trend in marijuana consumption is in the form of concentrates. Concentrates are sometimes referred to as butane hash oil, shatter, budder, wax or dabs. Concentrates have a much higher concentration of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana, than traditional cannabis buds. The average THC concentration in traditional marijuana buds is approximately 15 percent. Concentrates are sometimes as much as 90 percent THC.
Béla Bartók, born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary, is regarded as one of the most successful and prominent Hungarian composers. He was also an ethnomusicologist and pianist. Since being an ethnomusicologist, he was a “relentless collector and analyst of folk music…[and his works were] highly influenced by his ethnomusicological studies, particularly those of Hungarian” (Gillies, Malcolm, Bela, Bartok). Bartók traveled across Hungary and Eastern Europe, learning and recording with early phonographical devices the unique music he heard.