Wallace attended the University of Alabama in 1942, and graduated with his law degree. After attending law school, Wallace aspired as a politician. In 1946 he ran as a moderate Democrat, and was elected as the state representative of Barbour County. (Riechers, 2003)
Alice Malsenior Walker, an African American born into poverty, came into this world on February 9, 1944 in Eatonon, Georgia. She was the youngest child of eight children born to Willie Lee and Minnie Tallulah Walkers. Both of her parents were sharecroppers as well as expert story tellers. Things were not easy for the Walkers and Alice often witnessed her mother’s frustration of having the burden to take care of eight children with little means. Even though children of share croppers were usually made to work the fields, Alice’s mother made sure that her kids received an education. Alice was brilliant at writing poetry.
Western Australia author Tim Winton wrote a novel called Blueback. In the novel Abel is passionate about the sea, Abel fights for what he believes in which is protecting the sea and the environment. The novel invites the reader to see the environment as precious and something to be protected. Through the use of characters, setting, conflict and resolution to give the message to the reader that we should protect the environment and not take the ocean for granted. Otherwise things would run out for future generations to come.
He was referred to as the greatest black cowboy of the 1870’s He was born in Tennessee in 1848, and moved to Texas in 1853. He was an excellent tamer of wild broncos, a proficient roper, however he lacked the ability to read or write.
Fredrick Douglas lectured thousands for many causes, he did not only change black history, but he stood for women’s rights, and even Irish Home Rule. Fredrick wrote many autobiographies describing his experiences in slavery and his life, even after the civil war, including, “Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas, an American Slave” No-one knows the exact date of Fredrick’s Birth, But we know his life came to an abrupt end, February 20, 1895. Even though he did not know when he was born, he still celebrated it, February 14th. Douglass started off living with his maternal grandmother, Betty Bailey. When young, Douglass was selected to live in the personal establishment of the plantation owners, one of the owners, may have actually been his dad. His mother though, died when he was only (around) ten.
Booker T. Washington was born in around 1950s in Franklin County of Virginia and spent the better part of his childhood as a slave. Following the emancipation, majority of the black community including Washington ware convinced that obtaining a formalized education was the best approach to improve their lifestyles and social class. The Blacks had a fairly limited opportunity to access education due to the prevalence of social segregation.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on a farm in Virginia, Washington in 1856. Washington was one of many who were born with a black mother and a white father. Some might think of that as how and why would they be together because of the many differences and racism that was happening during that time. He rose to be one of the most influential African – American scholars in the late 19th
Booker T. Washington was born on the fifth of April in 1856, in Hale’s Ford, Virginia. Washington’s generation was the last to be born into slavery. He was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. This gentlemen attended Hampton University and Virginia Union University. During
Despite the strong support of groups like African Americans and Germans, the Reconstruction period was troublesome at best for the fledgling Republican Party. Edmund J. Davis, a Unionist and a Republican, became Governor in 1870 and his four year administration was marked with bitter controversy. Though soundly defeated in 1874, Davis refused to leave
Frederick Douglass was the most important African American leader in the 19th century. Frederick Douglass was born on a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland around 1818. Douglass changed what people thought about slavery, race, and American Democracy. Since the early 1800s Douglass' life has been a source of inspiration and hope for millions. He has also been an ever present challenge, demanding that American citizens live up to their highest ideals and make the United States a land of liberty and equality for all.
Frederick Douglass was born as a slave in Baltimore in 1818. He was raised by his grandparents after separated from his mother when he was only a few
Under Edmund J. Davis, the governor of Texas during Reconstruction, tried his best to weed out corruption under his administration but men like “Adjutant General Davidson defrauded the state of more than $37,000 by issuing fraudulent warrants, and fled the state in 1872”(Moneyhon). Very few instances during Reconstruction do carpetbaggers exercise political corruption and cash in on the economic turmoil of the Southern economy. Many of the officials appointed over the South during Reconstruction had it in their best interest to create a stronger Southern economy so the Union could truly be united again. Even before Edmund J. Davis, Governor E.M. Pease “urged the Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869 to accept radical reconstruction so that Texas could normalize relations with the Union as soon as possible”(Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Unlike the usual view of carpetbaggers as being corrupt and horrible human beings who wanted to destroy the South for their own gain, Pease saw it in the best interest for Texas to join the Union as fast as possible. The faster Texas accepted its punishment and joined the South the faster it can recover economically. Both Edmund J. Davis and E.M. Pease, carpetbaggers from the North, didn’t take advantage of black vote or suppress the whites, but wanted a more prosperous life both whites
This portrait shows some of the 16 African Americans who represented Southern states in Congress between 1869 and 1880. The last black Congressman from the South in this era was George Henry White of North Carolina. Elected in 1897, his term ended in 1901. For the next 28 years, no African Americans served in
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5th, 1856 in Hales’s Ford, VA. His mother, Jane was a slave who worked as a cook for a plantation owner named James Burroughs. His father was an unknown white man most likely from a plantation nearby so Washington wasn’t even fully black, but it didn’t even matter back then. Washington and his mother lived in a one-room log cabin with a large fireplace, which also acted as the plantation’s kitchen.
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. He went to Harvard Law School. After his graduation, continued his legal work as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. He served there for three terms (1996-2004). Later on, he started his campaign in 2007 for the presidential election in 2008. He won the presidential election against John McCain, his Republican opponent and started serving in the office in January 20, 2009. He became the 44th President of The United States of America. He is more well-known for being the first African-American who ever served in The White House.