Barbara Jordan was born on February 21, 1936 in Houston Texas. She was the youngest child of three. Her father Benjamin Jordan was a Baptist minister and warehouse clerk. Her mother, Arlyne was a maid, housewife and church teacher. Jordan went to college at the University of Texas. She graduated from college being one out of two African American women in her class. Jordan passed away from viral pneumonia on January 17, 1996. Barbara Jordan is a modern here because she is a brave woman, she overcame racism, she is also a civil rights activist.
Success is a funny thing. Some define success as having a lot of money or a high power career. Others define it as how happy a person is within their life. No matter how success is defined, Margaret Mead's view on success applies. "But while we often rejoice in the success of people far removed from ourselves-people who work in another profession, live in another community, or are endowed with a talent that we do not especially want for ourselves-we tend to regard the success of people close at hand, within our own small group, as a threat" (Margaret Mead). Mead traveled the world studying different cultures and would be able to observe this behavior in cultures outside of America. Her statement isn't specific to one culture or another; it
Senator Kamala Harris from Alabama is a democratic senator for the state of California. Prior to that, she held the role of 32nd Attorney General of California and District Attorney of San Francisco. Before her political career she served as managing attorney of the Career Criminal Unit in San Francisco and later as chief of the community and neighborhood division. Kamala Harris is also the first woman and Jamaican American to become attorney general, as well as third woman of color and 1st biracial woman elected into the senate. 1 This Howard University graduate is used to filling significant roles. She is currently serving on the Committee on Intelligence (Select), Committee on the Budget, Committee on Environment and Public Works, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.2
Horatio Lloyd Gates was born January 1st, 1727 in Essex, England to the house keeper and butler to the Duke of Leeds. Horatio joined the British army at age 22 and fought for 24 years until leaving to Virginia. Horatio Gates left England just after the war was finished and when he had his first son, Robert to which he wanted to move to Virginia and buy a plantation. Horatio later leaves to fight in an army once again but this time its the Revolutionary war and he fights for the Patriot cause.
Henry L. Gates Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. Gates graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a degree in History. He proceeded with his instruction at Clare College, which is a piece of the University of Cambridge in England. He completed his doctorate degree in 1979, making him the primary African-American to get a Ph.D. from the college. Gates later republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. Gates served an editorial manager on a few compilations and accumulations of African-American writing and added to the field of artistic hypothesis. In 1991, Gates turned into the leader of the African-American studies office at Harvard University. He is credited with changing the school's
(INTRODUCTION)Being abused and neglected should not be occupying a ten year old’s mind. In the the book Ellen Foster written by kaye Gibbons, a young girl undergoes abuse from her alcoholic father after her mother commits suicide. Ellen is then left to fend for herself and along the way she becomes mature and responsible . Eventually she ends up finding herself a loving home and a family to take her in. Being abused and neglected by people who should have loved her , Ellen is traumatized; she ends up fending for herself causing her to become more responsible, and becomes mature.
Betsy DeVos is a renowned billionaire Republican donor, education activist, philanthropist and the current Secretary of Education under President Donald J. Trump. According to a news report published by Heavy.com, there are many interesting things about Betsy DeVos that the public may not know. First, she has strong family ties, her husband Dick DeVos, is a prominent entrepreneur, a community activist and heir to a $5 billion fortune. Devos family has a history of donating significant amounts of money to the Republican Party and its causes, thanks to their longstanding relationship with the Republican Party. DeVos has been actively participating in politics for over 35 years. In the early years, DeVos held several positions in the Republican Party, including that of Chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1995 to 2005. She also led lead party campaigns, political action committees and party organizations.
Beth Brown is an African American woman who studied astrophysics. Astrophysics is an area of science which applies physical laws discovered on Earth to phenomena throughout the cosmos. Cosmos is the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system (Dictionary.com). Beth is a very appreciated and inspiring astronomer. An astronomer is an expert in or student of astronomy. She was an inspiration to women and minorities in encouraging them to pursue their careers in astronomy/physics. Beth Brown died at the age of 39 due to a pulmonary embolism. When she died, the astronomical community lost one of its most buoyant and caring individuals (Bregman 1).
In 1992 “Maxine Waters explain the causes of Urban Crises to Congress”. Maxine Waters were born in Saint Louis, Missouri on August 15, 1938. Once she earned her degree, she started her career as a teacher where she started volunteering and working with the Head Start organization. She also got involved in inner city issues in Los Angeles and represented people in the “U.S congress” and the “California State Assembly”. On March 3, 1991, an African American Rodney King, led the police on a High Speed chase, and was pulled over and beaten brutally by the Los Angeles police, while all was recorded on videotape. When the officers were acquitted for brutally beating of Rodney King, it sparked the beginning of the L.A. riots of 1992. After the riots,
Born Sandra Day in March 1930, she grew-up on a cattle ranch in Arizona called the “Lazy B”. Sandra went on to graduate from Stanford University with a degree in economics and also earned her L.L.B. from Stanford Law. Sandra has always been motivated which allowed her to obtain her degree within two years instead of the usual three to four years. Within six months after graduation she was married to John O’Connor.
Melinda Whitfield was born April 10, 1947. She is one of six siblings, three brothers and two sisters. She have four children, three girls and 1 boy. Ms Whitfield started working her first job at the age of fourteen grinding tobacco. The pay back then was five dollars a day for working in the field. She got her first car at the age of 21. Ms Whitfield lived in New Jersey in her early ages, while living in New Jersey she occupied two jobs. The first job she occupied was working as a cashier at McDonald's. The second job she occupied was a phone operator. After living in New Jersey for a couple of years she moved to North Carolina, where she worked as a panties inspector. In the year of 1988 her mother passed. Also this was the year she started
Born Sandra Day in March 1930, she grew-up on a cattle ranch in Arizona called the “Lazy B”. Sandra graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics and she also earned her L.L.B. from Stanford Law” (bio.com). Sandra has always been motivated which allowed her to obtain her degree within two years instead of the usual three to four years. Within six months after graduation, she was married to John O’Connor.
Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Gail was born in Toronto, Canada on May 19, 1976 into a family of 5 with rich culinary traditions. Her mother, Renee, was a food columnist for the Globe and Mail and conducted many cooking classes within the home. Gail attended McGill University in Montreal where she majored in anthropology and Spanish, until moving to New York City to follow her dream and attend a culinary school that is now known as the Institute of Culinary Education. She trained in the kitchens of renowned Le Cirque 2000 until she got her start and began working for famous chefs and food critics such as Jeffrey Steingarten at Vogue. Gail was soon recognized and was hired as the special projects
After many years of trying to find herself, Barbara Graham had finally found herself though her writing and us the story of how she got over addiction to quitting.When she dropped out of college and 1967 Barbara Graham start a new. Even has a young child, she has never really been able to stick to a goal and dropping out became the first time Graham felt a rush from quitting.She and her then boyfriend, sold everything the owned and went to Europe to “find themselves”(Graham 3) but she soon found out that it wasn’t going to be the fantasy that she pictured.They barely had any money and would go from place to place. Although she was not happy and had a child, she continued to go where ever she felt she was going to find herself. After seven