Carter G. Woodson The “ Father of Black History” as we know today, Dr. Carter G. Woodson was born on December 19, 1875 to James and Anne Eliza Woodson in New Canton, Virginia. Woodson was the first child of nine children of James and Anne Eliza who where newly freed slaves. Carter’s supported his family at a very young age by working in a coal mine. At the age of seventeen Carter and his family moved to Fayette, Virginia where he worked in a coal mine. Carter was allowed to attend school at Douglas High School part time where he successfully earned a high school diploma and graduated in approximately a year and a half in 1896.
His father was one of King Jr.’s role models and leaders. He learned from his father to take a stand in something if you believe it to be the right thing to do. Over the years, Martin Luther King Jr. has shared some of his most important memories that he will never forget. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th 1929 as Michael King Junior in Atlanta Georgia to Reverend Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. By the age of five, he and his father were registered as Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King Jr. By age 15, Martin Luther was accepted to Morehouse College in Atlanta.
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After graduation three years later he taught in Malden and at Hampton. A former slave who had become a successful farmer, and a white politician in search of the Negro vote in Macon County obtained financial support for a training school for blacks in Tuskegee, Ala. When the board of commissioners asked the head of Hampton to send a principal for their new school, they had expected the principal to be white. Instead Washington arrived in June 1881. He began classes in July with 30 students in a shanty donated by a black church.
Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913, to James McCauley& Leona Edwards. Rosa Parks was born in the same year as when President Woodrow Wilson’s administration initiated racial separation in bathrooms, restaurants, lunchrooms, and break rooms. Rosa’s mother was a teacher before she had Rosa and retired soon after she was born. Her father was a carpenter. Rosa’s mother left her father when she was two yrs old.
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After college in 1895 he married to a wonderful woman by the name Elinor Miriam White. Robert Frost and his wife Elinor both taught school until about 1897 when Frost went to Harvard College for about two years. After Harvard he returned to Lawrence with his wife because he had health problems. Soon after, Robert and Elinor Had their second child. As the years past they had decided to move on a farm right over the Massachusetts border in New Hampshire.
He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King Jr.’s father and his grandfather were both ministers and Martin’s mother was a school teacher. He had a sister by the name of Christine and a brother by the name of Alfred. His mother taught him how to read before he ever went to school.