Joseph E. Lee was born in Philadelphia in 1849, he graduated from Howard University in 1873. He moved to Florida that same year and became the first African American lawyer in Jacksonville and in the state of Florida. He served in the House of Representatives from 1875 to 1879 and in the state Senate from 1881 to 1882. He was one of the most influential African American men in Florida through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He was elected municipal judge of Jacksonville and was one of the first African Americans to have this honor. He educated free slaves at a college by the name of Edward Waters College. Lee worked as a public servant acting at various times as a state legislator, a lawyer, federal customs collector and educator.
Robert Moses Discussion Questions Robert Moses has become a controversial figure in urban planning. He has built many important buildings, roads, and parks that make New York City the special place it is today. However, he has destroyed many old neighborhoods and created a different sense of community. Do you think he will be remembered as a positive or negative influence on the growth and development of NYC?
James J Walker is a man that is put down in history as one of New York City’s mayors. Still James J Walker had a darker side to him that the public didn’t witness. James J Walker better known as Jimmy Walker was born June 19, 1881. A young boy that grew up in poverty, not being a great student, and dropped out of college later was graduated from New York Law School in 1904 and later went into politics and joined the State Senate. After many years in the Senate, Jimmy set his sights in on the 1926 elections for Mayor of New York.
During the 1780s, I spoke out against the idea of expanding the power of the national government, I was viewed as the leader of the anti-federalists. In 1787, I was elected, along with John Lansing, Jr. and Alexander Hamilton to represent New York at the Philadelphia convention, the goal of this convention being to revise the Articles of Confederation. Both I and Lansing soon left the convention as we felt the real purpose of the convention was to produce a new form of government, not to revise the articles of confederation. Soon after this I wrote a letter to Governor Clinton, the governor of New York. In this letter I gave explicit reasons for my departure from the convention and informed him of my strong opposition to the constitution. I am most famous for writing many essays, under the pseudonym of Brutus, in which I argued federalist ideologies; I began each of my essays opposing these views by addressing these essays to the citizens of New
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.
While attending Liberty Univeristy, I started out as a Business Major, but after a few accounting classes I decided to be an Accountant. Not only did I find a career path at Liberty, but I also found my life's mate. We have been married
Serve and Protect I sat down with Randy Hoover, a veteran and retired state trooper now conducting private security for a retirement village in Tennessee. I’ve known Randy from going to the same church and having him as my youth counselor while I was in High School. I didn’t really fully know Randy until I sat down with him and asked him about his career. He has always been a mentor to me and always made sure life was good to me. Having been given the opportunity, I sat down with Randy to see what the average day of a trooper is truly like. Since being involved in law enforcement is my current career interest I found him to be the perfect candidate. After talking with him, I came to the conclusion that the life of a law enforcer is very different
At Brewton-Parker College, the campuses community is quite small. I cannot decide if it is a good thing that everyone knows each other. Because the school’s population is not quite as high as a big university, everyone knows everyone’s business. No matter what someone does, good or bad, it gets out, but for me the size in beneficial. The less people there are, the less chance I have of getting distracted. I love how small the classes are, too, because my teachers actually knows who I am. Also, when I need help with what we’re learning or I just have a simple question, I can easily ask my teacher, and he or she can help me better understand what is going on. The teachers here, at Brewton-Parker College, are kind and beyond willing to help me, no matter how long it takes; help is always there when I need it. For instance, the library has become my best friend. I like how I can go and have my own table to get a good amount of work done, and the books are such a useful resource for
Richard Wayne Penniman was born on December 5th, 1932 in Macon Georgia. He was third of twelve children in his family. He was born to Charlie and Leva Mae Penniman into the impoverished area of the city. The Penniman family was very religious, with both Richard's father and grandfather working as preachers in the area. In fact, church is where his singing career began when his parents formed a family singing group called 'The Penniman Singers' that consisted of Richard, his parents, and his siblings. Continuing in his religion, Richard had the opportunity to experience many different types of religion and churches. His favorite was the Pentecostal church because of its fun, dancing, and music. Richard also became a 'faith healer' in the church so that he could place his hands on people, pray for them, and they claimed to feel better afterward.
James Kennedy of Vanderpump Rules has a new girl in his life and it is not Lala Kent. Even though James and Lala have still been seen spending time together, he has moved on and found a new girl. Now Bustle is sharing about James Kennedy's new girlfriend and she actually could end up being the next Miss California. So who won James Kennedy over? James is actually dating a girl by the name of Raquel Levvis and these two are spending a lot of time together.
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. was the first African-American astronaut to be selected for space travel. Robert graduated Englewood High School in the top 10 percent of his class. He later became an air force pilot and later was selected for space travel. Robert is considered the first black astronaut to be selected for space travel but does it count if he died before going into space? Furthermore, his name was written on the Space Mirror (which is a list of all the people who have died in space related accidents) for the astronauts those astronauts who have died. His name was first considered before going into space because they didn't know whether they were allowed to write his name on the Space Mirror because he did not physically go to
September 19, 2016 While men like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson are probably most popularly known to be the greatest of the founding fathers, they were a few great men among many. Of course each played a special role in the construction of the Declaration of Independence and the development of the United States, the most important however and perhaps most frequently forgotten is Pennsylvania delegate, Robert Morris. He was born in Liverpool, Great Britain, on January 20, 1784; however, he later immigrated to America when he was 13 years old. As soon as he arrived in America his father, a tobacco based businessman, started little Robert on the path to a valuable education. Robert’s education is what kick-started him on a path of success, this success was not only his but also of America.
L. E. (Cowboy) Clark SUMMER SHADE - L.E. (Cowboy) Clark, age 78, died December 8th at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. He was born in St. John Missouri and was a son of the late Charles Edward and Nellie Wadkins Clark. He was a test driver at the Corvette plant in
The Rise and Fall of Robert Johnson Destitute, rejected, and alone Robert Johnson seems to be in complete despair when singing “Crossroad Blues.” Robert is acknowledged as “The King of Delta Blues.” Born in Mississippi and known as a dirt poor African-American boy. (Robert Johnson Blues Foundation) he was recognized for his great lyrics, guitar playing and upmost contribution to artists. Robert’s songs and lyrics still live on today in artists such as; The Rolling Stones, that recorded “Love in Vain” and Stop Breaking Down, Cream, who recorded “Cross Road Blue” (renamed Crossroad), Fleetwoord Mac who recorded “Hellhound on my Trail.” (Charlton 7) Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers, also great entertainers, recorded his songs (Robert Johnson Blues Foundation).
Robert Adam (1728–92) was one of the most important British architects working in the Neo-classical style and was a main force in the development of a unified style that extended beyond architecture and interiors to include both the fixed and moveable objects in a room. He was a essential Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer of his century. He incorporated design ideas from ancient Greece and Rome into his forms and decoration. His famous London houses include Kenwood House, Osterley Park and Syon House. Robert Adam developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity, by contrasting room sizes and decorative schemes.