The collaborations between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong demonstrate some of jazz’s finest performances. One of their duets is, “You Won’t Be Satisfied”, in which they share a hopelessly romantic moment. After the brief instrumental introduction, the pair take their turns singing the same chorus for followed by a collaborative effort with a short solo trumpet performance between the second and third sections. Fitzgerald starts off the first chorus singing to Armstrong very casually but quickly allows her classic sassy and emotional vocal tone to shine through by the end of the third line. The chorus sings out about how the singer tries so hard to please the other but the companion does not reciprocate the same feelings; the other side
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch shows us various aspects of her personality, in her actions, thoughts, and words. Her home life affects this greatly as her father Atticus raised her with equality and a sense of freedom. Scout speaks her mind and does not confine to the standards of society at the time. Scouts intelligence is evident on her first day of school, when her teacher discovers her ability to read. Miss Caroline is off put as she was not expecting any of her students to be this advanced. Scout realizes this when “…she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste.” (Pg.22) Her intelligence is also shown by her ability to realize when to use physical force in an argument,
Ella Fitzgerald had a difficult childhood in the 1920’s with her family’s financial struggles. While many
Aretha was born into a family that attended church, her father who was a Baptist preacher and gospel singer parents. She was the fourth of five children, and lost her mother from a heart attack, four years after her parents had gotten divorced. Aretha was then moved with her dad and siblings to Michigan where they attended a church named, Detroit’s New Baptists. Her father was recognized as a preacher and her talent was starting to peek out when she would sing at her Father’s congregation. She was mostly self-taught herself and was known to be a child prodigy, with a nice voice and a gifted pianist.
Annie Easley was born on April 23,1933, In Birmingham Alabama. Easley and her brother were raised by thaier single mother Mary Melvin Hoover. Her mother was one of her greatest inspirations and her role model, she always encouraged her to get a good education. In an oral history interview with NASA, she said that her mother always used to tell her "You can be anything you want to. It doesn't matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it." Annie Easley attended school in Birmingham and graduated as the valedictorian of her grade. At that time Easly Wanted to become a nurse because she thought it was one of the only careers open to black women. However, later on
Angelou's concern for her son, whom she gave birth to at sixteen, brought her back to the United States. By thirty, Angelou made a commitment to become a writer. She was inspired by her friend, social activist, John Killens. She moved to Brooklyn to be near him and learn her craft.
Through it all she still excelled in high school and was an excellent basketball player, while using these things as a means of escape from the violence that surrounded her. She decided to spend the summer in New Orleans. She worked in a chicken factory as a strike breaker then found work in a restaurant making more money than she ever had before.
Ella was barely a teenager when her mother died. While still coping with this tragedy, Ella found herself failing school and having frequent run-ins with the police. She was also abused by her caretakers while in the custody of a reform school. At age 15 Ella ran away from school along with the horrible memories of that time.
Whitney Houston grew up in humble beginnings, with fame on her side, helping her to become the modern-day tragic hero that the public knows. According to Biography, “Born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New
Educationally, Billie was deprived. Never getting beyond the fifth grade, Billie was the victim of the educational restrictions that were imposed on many of those who dwelt in Black Ghettos (BB 67). As Billie grew older her education became a limitation. "This woman's talent and her looks, and yet in some ways she really had the mind of a 12-year-old" (BB 67). This lack of education would haunt Billie later in her career, a startling reminder of her childhood, and its definite shortcomings
When Essie finished high school, like so many black Mississippians, She left the state and headed for California to realize her dream. She was part of an exodus of blacks leaving the South during the early and mid 19 century to escape the “Jim Crow Laws”.
Annie Easley was born April 23, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama. Born to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel “Bird” Johnson. Annie and her older brother were raised by their single mother in Birmingham. Starting from 5th grade all the way through 12th, Annie attended parochial schools. Parochial schools were schools that related only to a church theme. She attended the Holy Family High School. While in high school Annie thought that becoming a nurse or a teacher were the only jobs that were open to African American women. Since Annie didn’t intend on becoming a teacher, she intended on becoming a nurse. Towards the end of high school, Annie decided to purse becoming a pharmacist. She would end up deciding to purse pharmaceutical medicine while graduating valedictorian of her class. After graduating high school valedictorian, Annie Easley attended the Roman Catholic University where she majored in pharmaceuticals. Annie spent two years in the program. The Roman Catholic University would later be called the Xavier University of Louisiana.
10-Ella Baker was born on December 13,1903 in Norfolk,Virgina. Baker`s grandmother is what inspired her to become who she became. Her grandmother was a slave. She recieved lashes for not wanting to marry a man her slaveowner chose for her. She was a very educated woman graduating from Shaw university as class valedictorian in 1927. AFter college,she moved to new york city where she founded the young negros cooperative league. Sometime in 1940,she bacame a NAACP field secretary untill 1946 where she bacame a national director of branches. Felling like her position required her to travel to much,she eventually left her position. She stayed in new york and worked for a number of new york orgizinations including the New york urban league. Through
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
Many people know Jane Austen to be one of the most well known names in literature’s history. She is known for her classic romance novels. At home, she had much support on the creative front of writing. Her father and mother were supportive of any creative endeavors their children would go through. Jane was born on December sixteenth of 1775 to George Austen who married Cassandra of the Leigh family. Together they had eight children and only two of them were girls. Mr. Austen was a Reverend of Steventon rectory. During Jane’s childhood, her father did many things to help the growing family financially. He did his best to teach the family himself and tried farming as an alternative method to gain money.