Earl Lloyd died February 26, 2015, in Crossville, Tennessee. He is remembered for being the first African-American to play in an NBA game, breaking its racial barrier. Earl Lloyd played in the NBA and was later named the first African- American assistant coach and the first to be named a bench coach.
Mamie Phipps Clark was born on April 18, 1917, in the resort town of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Dr. Mamie Clark studied the effects of segregation and racism on the self esteem of African American children. Her work with her husband who is also a psychologist, Dr. Kenneth Clark, was used in a widely known court case Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, the 1954 landmark Supreme Court ruling that help declare that school segregation was unconstitutional. Dr Mamie Phipps Clark also co founded The North side Center for Child Development, one of the very first agencies to make psychological services available to poor black children, Dr Clark served as the executive director of the agency from 1946 to 1979.
“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.” That is what William T. Sherman believed in, if the people wanted war, then they could have war. William T. Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served in many battles/wars one of which was the Civil War. He was said to have played an important part in the Civil War.
Hugh Williamson was born on December 15th, 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a child, his father sent him off to get a liberal education; many family issues arose, such as, his parent’s careers and his mother, Mary Davison, captured by Blackbeard. As an adult, Hugh had many different jobs and moved from state to state. Hugh continued in the mercantile business with his brother, and also reentered private medical practice in North Carolina. In 1776 he was elected into the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence. At 44 years old, he married Maria Apthorpe and had 2 children. In his later life, After his 2 sons and wife’s death, he gave up his profession as a physician, and continued writing philosophical publications in New York. On May 22nd, 1819 Hugh Williamson died in New York City.
William Johnson was a slave before being freed at age 11, along with his mother, Amy, and sister, Adelia. He got his barber shop in 1830 from his half brother, James Miller. After starting his barber shop, he keeps a diary and he used it until he died. He also owned a bathhouse and bookstore.He married named Ann Battles, who was also a free african american. They had about 11 children before Johnson died. He lived in the free town of Natchez, and he almost had about three thousand dollars in 1835. Johnson was friends with other freed african americans like Robert McCary and hunted and fished with them. Johnson and Baylor Winn got into a dispute and it ended in Johnson`s favor in court. Winn was upset and shot Johnson when he was returning to
The Law office of Gary Hill is an organization that is in charge of helping clients who have legal issues. This organization helps people solve their legal problems, prepare legal documents, prepare real state deeds, reduce bonds, help people get out jail and defend their clients in court. This organization is limited to licensed attorneys, and there is just one requirement to join and that is to be licensed as an attorney in Texas. The Law office of Gary Hill is made up of members who are lawyers, judges, clients and secretaries. The genres used in this law office are phone calls, Internet, email and face-to-face. Their vocabulary consists of different languages such as Spanish, English, Latin and English related to the field of law. Latin is a very important language amongst lawyers, secretaries and judges.
Wealthiest families use their money to buy elegant houses and expensive cars, but the DuPonts were different. The Dupont’s being the wealthiest family in Delaware used their money to make and develop better things to help improve Delaware. From starting a gunpowder mill to developing a hospital for sick children .Alfred I.DuPont and the DuPont family have influenced and affected Delaware in many different ways.
William Johnson was born a slave in the year 1809 but was freed by his owner, probably his father in 1820. His owner had earlier released William’s sister and mother. William Johnson upon being freed became a barber apprentice in Natchez town. William’s brother-in-law had a barbershop which he took over in 1830 and later on got married to Amy Battles. They had eleven children. Amy was a free person and just like William was black (National Humanities Center Resource Toolbox, 2007). William Johnson went on to operate several barbershops, owned land, and rented buildings. He also had a bathhouse and regularly loaned white and black people money which was paid at an interest. Like other free blacks in the South, William Johnson owned slaves and at times sold them too. The diary is a record of his daily personal endeavors, majorly about the payment of his debts, the items he bought and the running of his family. William was murdered by a free black man, Baylor Winn, with whom they had a boundary conflict. Despite his murderer being identified, he escaped prosecution since according to his evidence, he was a white man, and so no black man could testify against him (Humanities Center Resource Toolbox, 2007).
The person I chose to talk about is William Floyd. He was born december 17,1734. He was born in Brookhaven,suffolk,New York. He died August 4th,1821.He was a farmer,politician, and he signed the Declaration of independence.His father was Nicoll Floyd, an fancy and honest landholder, whose ancestors came to America from Wales, about the year 1680, and settled on Long Island. The father of William died while his son was young, and left him do what he want to a large estate. His great grandfather, Richard Floyd had moved from Wales to Long Island in the 17th C. William’s parents were Nicoll Floyd and Tabitha Smith. Young William was born on 17 December 1734 in what is now called Mastic, Long Island, but was then a part of Brookhaven Township.
Robert Davis was an African American man. He was not a “thug,” he was not a “drunk,” he was a retired school teacher from New Orleans who was in his sixties. He was brutally attacked by three police officers. He suffered a broken nose and other broken bones in his face. The incident was recorded and went viral. Davis was arrested but faced no charges. Three police officers were charged but only two went to trial. In the end, two of the police officers were fired — the third never made it to trial because he had committed suicide. Davis was compensated for the assault.
In the mid-1890s, Tom Anderson was a man on the rise in New Orleans. Tom Anderson already established himself as a clever businessman involved in different ventures around town. Anderson considered doing the inevitable- going into politics. Entering into politics in New Orleans was the key to great prosperity. Tom Anderson made himself useful to the neighborhood, helping out at brothels, friends with the police, and a bookkeeper at the Insurance Oil Company. Moreover, Tom Anderson made connections in significant places of power in New Orleans. In addition, Tom Anderson created a restaurant with private rooms where deals and payoffs could be made. Also, in the early 1880s, Anderson and his friend Frank Lamothe began sponsoring Mardi gras which
Every Sunday my mother would force me into my church dress with the itchy lace, and white ankle-socks with the big, puff bow. We would walk into St. John A.M.E. Church and sit in age-old pews, singing Negro Spirituals that I had not yet learned to appreciate. Growing up, church consisted of sermons, praise, and family. For years I would automatically participate in the church activities and youth-group service projects, taking the many lectures about education a grain of salt. However, I never understood the true meaning of service and the importance of education until I learned about the history of Huntsville, Alabama. The founder of St. John African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, and the founder of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU), William Hooper Councill, truly exemplified what it meant to serve his community.
Racial Bias and Automatic Response in the Misidentification of WeaponsOn March 18th, 2018 Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandmother’s house after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. The fatal shooting of Stephon Clark is just one of many incidences where unarmed black men have fallen victim to implicit racial biases. When police officers are pressured to make split second decisions their unconscious biases toward black men becomes present and influences their judgement against black men whom they suspect to be armed with guns but are in fact unarmed. With today’s technological advancements and the media’s ability to reach a large population of people there is greater awareness of
When the United States of America joined World War 1 in 1917 the rst of the world had been at war for three years. The U.S. deployed an estimated 4,355,000 troops to around the world. Around 204,004 of them returned home injured. Henry Johnson was one of those soldiers.
Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 - July 23, 1793) was lawyer, statesman, and one of the Found Fathers of the United States. Sherman was born into a farm family in Newton, Massachusetts near Boston. When he was two years old his family moved to Stoughton. When he was young his education did not extend pass his father's library and grammar school. Also he had a Harvard-educated parish minister that took him under his wing. In 1743 his father died, so him and his family moved to New Milford, Connecticut on foot. There Sherman and his brother opened up the town's first store. He rapidly became one of the town’s leading citizens, and then the town clerk of New Milford, Connecticut. Because he had a lot