The Dred Scott Decision of 1857 ruled that African-Americans, even ones who were not enslaved, were not protected under The Constitution and could never be citizens. This brings up questions that will be answered in this paper. Should slaves be American citizens? Is it morally correct for one to own another human? Does the Dred Scott decision contradict The Declaration of Independence which states that every man is created equal?
Kevin Pierce, former potential Olympian, experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a snowboarding accident at age seventeen. He was practicing on a twenty-foot half-pipe in Utah when his second attempt at a double cork suddenly went wrong. Pierce’s snowboard caught and sent him crashing down face-first, which led to his TBI. The first three months following the accident, Kevin spent in the hospital on the rode to recovery.
Understanding a person’s life and struggles helps explain his or her character and leadership qualities. Smallwood E. Williams was born on October 17, 1907 in Virginia. He moved to Columbus, Ohio with his mother and stepfather when he was only eleven years old. Williams lost his father when he was an infant (Taylor 50). Upon moving to Columbus in 1918, his mother joined Bishop Robert Lawson’s Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith (COOLJC) and began taking Williams there every Sunday. A few years later, at age fourteen, Williams started preaching at the church while attending school. In fact, people started calling him “Boy-Wonder Preacher” mainly after his travel to New York City to preach at Lawson’s Refuge Church of Christ
Cathay Williams, born into slavery in Independence, Missouri in September of 1844, was determined to become more than a house slave. In 1861, the Union Forces captured slaves as “contraband” and forced them to serve the military in roles such as cooks, laundresses, or nurses (“Cathay Williams”, n.d.). At the age of 17, Cathay was forced to serve the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment where she travelled alongside the Soldiers to Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia. It is believed when Cathay was in Little Rock, Arkansas; she came across African-American Soldiers that influenced her decision to become a Soldier. On 15 November 1866 (at the age of 22), Cathay Williams commenced her ruse of enlisting into the Regular Army as William Cathay for three
Cathay Williams born in Independence Missouri to a freed African American male and a Slaved African American women. In 1861 Union forces occupied Jefferson City in the early stages of the American Civil War. At that time, captured slaves were officially designated by the Union as "contraband," and many were forced to serve in the military support as cooks, laundresses, or nurses. At age seventeen, Cathay was impressed into serving the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel William Plummer Benton. For the next few years, Williams travelled with the 8th Indiana, accompanying the soldiers on their marches through Arkansas, Louisiana,
Think of the many innovative black people out there. Although you have your typical, well known black athletes and musicians, consider other ways africans americans have made groundbreaking discoveries. African american in the medical field are especially underrated to many people. One surgeon by the name of Daniel Hale Williams deserves some recognition for what he has done for black surgeons and doctors.
Wayne Bertram Williams is an infamous African-American man convicted of murder and was held responsible for who has been blamed for committing most of the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979 through 1981. Wayne Williams was conceived by his mother, Faye Williams, on May 27 1958. His father’s name was Homer Williams. Wayne Williams was born and raised in Atlanta's Dixie Hills neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Both of his parents happened to be teachers. He attended and graduated Fredrick Douglas High School with an honors degree and attended Georgia State University for a year before dropping out. He was fascinated with electronics and attempted several get-rich schemes which cost his parents a lot of money. Growing up, he wanted to be a DJ, so he
The south for a good while was always fond of using slavery as a cheap source of work. The increase in the number of slaves was when John Rolfe became one of the first to cultivate tobacco in the so called “New World back then in the 17th century. There was good money to be made about the amount of labor that went into the tobacco cultivation was harch, hence why slaves were used. Ever since then, it is obvious to note that slaves dominated the aspect of southern life. Whether that be economically, socially or politically, slaves played an important role in each category.
In the case of Stanley Tookie Williams’s execution by the state of California was justified. Williams was the co-founder of the infamous Crips gang. Throughout his gang career he put his community in danger. 51-year old Williams was convicted of murder. He killed a couple along with their daughter, and a store clerk. Williams showed no remorse and according to witness he bragged about the murders. Not only was Williams a murder but he was a leader of one of the most dangerous gangs. It is known that gang leaders still have power over their people even behind bars. Williams was a very influential person for all the wrong reasons. He had followers that would agree and act upon his requests. So influential that celebrities such
There are many African American public figures, who have inspired the hearts and minds of eager Black youth. These individuals have instilled within the community a sense of purpose and promise which has carried over into following generations. Some of these persons are household names and familiar pop culture icons. Many, however, are the unsung heroes who have continued to work in the shadows, while bringing others into the light of hope. One such individual, Dr. Calvin Williams, began his journey on the concrete slabs and in the dilapidated houses of New Orleans, Louisiana's Lower Ninth Ward.
Roots run deep for Cole Ellis, Owner and Operator of the Delta Meat Market, both products of the Mississippi Delta. Born and raised in Cleveland, from a young age Ellis relished in his time around the dinner table when family and friends would come together. From his appreciation of fellowship and the basic notion that a good meal serves to enhance experiences as the catalyst of conversation, Ellis has rendered his life's passion of finding the best ingredients to prepare the most delicious food.
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Trevion Jamaal Williams is a 14-year-old, goofy, humble, intelligent, and extraordinary teenage boy. His hobbies are to eat, sleep, skim (not read) books or informational text, observe, teach, learn, write, play the trombone, and watch television. When Trevion was younger, age 2 or 3, his parents got divorced. He is the oldest of two sisters and two brothers. He lived in Forrest City his whole life, until he was 6 years old. He moved to Palestine, Arkansas for 7 years and moved back to Forrest City. He currently attends Forrest City High School with a 4.0 GPA. The thing about Trevion is that he believes that everyone has a destiny in life that would change the world (Class of 2020). But, he has higher expectation of himself than other’s. As
This is a story about an african american who would be the greatest basketball player ever to play basketball. This man was named tyrone johnson he was born in 1977 in Harlem New York and he had four brothers jerome , tyler, chris, james but tyrone fell in love with basketball at the age of 5. He would go to the park every single night and shoot 10 3´s in a row before he would go home. When he was 13 he was already 6´0 he played at this tournament and when he played he scored 23 points and got 14 rebounds and 11 assist. Everyone was surprised and wondering where did this guy come from because it was his first time playing against real people. There was a coach there and wondering why didn't he play basketball and talked to him about joining the high school basketball team at the age of 13 but
Jay Williams had it all going for him, he was in the situation every kid dreams of being in. A young Jay would play in his backyard and pretend he was making the game winning shot. And unlike most kids, he kept making them. He kept making shots until one day he was the best. Jay Williams became an NCAA champion at the University of Duke, and was a two-time national player of the year. Mr. Williams was drafted number-two overall in the 2002 NBA Draft. He had the chance to play with the legend, Michael Jordan for one season with the Chicago Bulls before he was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident. Jay Williams could no longer walk; His playing days had come to an instant end.