FAMILY He had a sister. He married Alma Johnson and had 3 kids. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica
Schooling He graduated From Morris High school with a “C” average. At city college of New York he joined the ROTC. He earned a masters degree.
Maturing in the army He was able to move up the ranks in the army from a 2nd lieutenant to a general.
Politics He was chairman of joint chiefs of staff. He was a national secretary advisor. He was military aide to secretary of defense. His last political appointment was Secretary of State under George W. Bush.
Conclusion He is a well respected man, and a great military leader.
Bibliography Landau, Elaine. Colin Powell: four star general
Riley.B. King was born September 16,1925 in Delta Mississippi. He lived in a cabin on a plantation. Riley was in a gospel choir and that influenced him to start singing.
Family He has over 23 grandchildren. He has 13 children, 7 were adopted.
The schools he went to He went to Rhodes college. When he went to school he also received his doctorate.
Musical History B.B King plays a guitar named Lucille. He started off in a radio station in 1948. The two B’s in his name stands for blues boy.
Conclusion Even though he was born in a little town he grew up to be someone everybody know. He was and still will be a great guitar player.
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Hank Aaron By: Anthony Holland and Jesslyn Garcia
When he was Born Henry Louis Aaron was born on February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama. Hank’s Parents
Child hood His father want him to play baseball. When Aaron was young teenager professional baseball slowly began integrate.
professional He was 40 when he broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs. He hit 755 home runs in his career.
Valuable Player He won a valuable gold 305 home runs. medal for
When he retired The Braves traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers. He end with Brooklyn Dodgers. He retired after the 1976 season.
When Harriet Was Born Maryland Harriet was born in 1820 in Dorchester and was also taken away from her family at age 5.
The Civil War »In 1862-1864 she worked in the civil war as a nurse and spied for the northern army.
Underground railroad Harriet Tubman lead 300 people to freedom along the underground railroad.
Escaped Slave She was hit with a metal weight while helping a slave escape.
The Death Of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman died in 1913 from old age. She died a slave and is still known as one to many people.
Recourses http://www.tourauburnny.com/TubmanGra ve.htmlhttp://www.tourauburnny.com/TubmanGra ve.html –www. black history month. Com http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/harriet_tubman.html
Louis was Born August 4, 1901 in new Orleans WHEN HE WAS FIVE HE LIVED WITH HIS GRANDMA HE OFTEN SKIPPED SCHOOL LOUIS WAS ALSO SENT TO REFORM SCHOOL AT AGE 12
He played in King Allegers Bans and led the brass Band. In 1929 Stars in Hot Chocolate, a musical on Broadway.
In 1964 Hello Dolly becomes a number one hit. His first European tour starts in 1932.
In 1967 he won the jazz Mobil award,and a Grammy. In 1972 nanas award
During his life he won many awards. in 1936 he published a autobiography. later on he died on July 6 1971!!!!!
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By Maryse Miamba and Melisa Lombardo and Ruby Avila
She was born on December 23, 1867 in Louisiana. She began life with the name Sarah Breedlove. She was an orphan at age 6.
She moved to Visksburg to live with her sister. She had a sister named Louuinna. She married M.C.Williams at age 14. She had a daughter at age 20. She worked as a maid before she became a millionaire and did laundry.
In 1912, she went to Chicago, Illinois to meet two other members of the National Negro business. Sarah became one of the first American woman millionaires. She created hair care products.
Madame Walker made more money than Oprah. After a time Madame Walker husband died and her heart was broken.
Sarah Breedlove Walker died on May 25,1919 when she was 86 in NewYork.
By Mercedes,Kiki,and Yona Rosa Parks – the woman who changed the law for black and white people!
Child Hood Before Rosa Parks moved to her grandparents house, she was born in Tuskee, Alabama. Rosa moved to Pine Level in Alabama. Rosa mother was Rosas teacher until she was 11 years old.
Rosa’s School When Rosa was 11, she went to a school for African American children. In 1924, after the age 11, she got sent to Montgomery School. She went to school for 5 moth a year.
Accomplishment She stood up for her rights. She joined the NAACP. She supported that all people should have all rights.
Arrested Dec.11,1995, in Alabama, the bus driver ordered her to give her seat for a white man but she refused and got arrested. After she got arrested, she got sent to the court and had to talk to the judge. Rosa told the judge why it was so important for African American.
Conclusion Now all African Americans can sit any where they want and they don’t have to give there set for anyone. Now all African Americans has the same rights as anybody else.
Birth: Born on September 23,1930. Born in Albany, Georgia. Ray Charles was not born blind
Childhood: At age six Ray Charles lost eyesight due to Glaucoma. He was sent to a special school for blind. There he learned to read and write braille.
As a Teen: At 15 Ray became an orphan. A month later Ray dropped out of school.
As an Adult: Ray started singing at clubs. He started making records. Then he started switching record lables.
Hard Life: Ray soon became addicted to illegal drugs. Later Ray found out he had a liver disease.
Death: Ray Charles died in 2004 of a liver disease. He will always be remembered.
The end credits: Dedicated to Ray Charles. The makers: Jerson, Diandrea, April, and Horacio. Special thanks to: www.HistoryChannel.comwww.HistoryChannel.com http://www.abilitymagazine.com/charles_interview.html http://www.tuffcity.com/html/rbPages/RayCharles.html ocafe.blogs.sapo.pt/ encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/ Ray%20Charles Mrs. Benton
Oprah was born on January 29,1954 and lived on a small community farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In school Oprah was smart in class, in fact she was very bored in kindergarten. Oprah wrote her teacher a note to. move her up to 1 st grade. Her teacher agreed then moved her up. So when she was six she moved to Wisconsin with her mom
About this time Oprah started to get in trouble. So she was sent to live with her father in Tennessee. Her father was strict, her taught Oprah to be good at home and at school. So in collage she attended Tennessee State University.
Moving to a lot of places Oprah lived with each parent at different times in her child hood. Oprah moved to Baltimore and Chicago to host many different shows.
The first job Oprah had was working at a radio station. When Oprah was in Baltimore she hosted a show called “People Are Talking”. After she was recruited to A.M. Chicago to host the morning show. People were happy to know that Oprah was on the show every morning, to give them hope.
All about Oprah On September 8, 1986 the Oprah show started. Her show aired on 138 different stations. She had 10,000,000 viewers, who came to see her on her show. In the process Oprah became a multimillionaire.
Making a difference! She played as Sofia in the movie called “The Color Purple”. She won Best Supporting Actress. Now she has more than 18 million viewers. So many people look up to her, and understand her child hood. She is the most richest, most powerfulest women on the planet.
By: Brittany Narcis Caleb Tipps, Charles Kerr.
Woods is learning how to golf at his young age. Tiger was born December 30,1975.
At age 16 Tiger won the USGA Junior Championship.
Pro golfer Woods has won many championships in the PGA and other associations.
Woods has helped racism by being the first African American to be in the Golf Hall Of Fame.