Frederick Douglass was born in Maryland where he was separated from his mother after birth and forced into slavery. The exact date of Frederick Douglass’ birth is unknown but it is estimated that he was born around 1817-1818. Douglass taught himself to read with the help from others. When Douglass was around the age of 21 he escaped to Massachusetts where he got married, changed his last name from Bailey to Douglass and started giving speeches to get rid of slavery. In 1845 Douglass fled to England because of the danger he faced since he was considered a criminal. Two years late he returned to the US where with the help of his British friends, he purchased his freedom for around $700. When in the US, he founded a newspaper, The North Star. He used this newspaper to support his abolitionist cause. During the Civil War, Douglass worked for the Underground Railroad and helped recruit African American soldiers for the union armies. In 1848 Frederick Douglass published an autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which instantly became a best seller a...
James Warren “Jim” Jones was born on May 13, 1931 in Lynn, Indiana. Jim Jones grew up in a very racially segregated area of Indiana and in a broken home. Jones’s father was a poor influence from an early age. His father was an injured WWI veteran, a drunk and alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan which left the burden of caring for the family to his mother. His mother provided for the family by working in a factory to put food on the table. Jones was a very strange child, in interviews from the documentary Jonestown: The life and Death of the Peoples Temple (Nelson 2007), child hood friends claimed he was obsessed with death. One person said that he was even caught multiple times holding funerals for small animals that had died.
The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light-Horse Harry".
Elvis Aaron Presley, “the King of Rock and Roll”, passed away suddenly at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. The famed singer and actor, who graced the world with his melodious voice by singing his well-known hits such as “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Burning Love”, was age 42.
In 1968, an 18-year-old Jimmy Lee Gray strangled and cut the throat of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Elda Prince, then tossed her into a ditch. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in Arizona, but was granted parole a mere six years later. He stayed clean for few years, but in 1976, he kidnapped, sodomized, and murdered three-year-old Deressa Seales. Lee was convicted in Mississippi and sentenced to death to become the first person executed in Mississippi after the death penalty was reinstated. However, if he had been given the death penalty beforehand, he would never have had the chance to murder the toddler. This story is not uncommon, around the world, many killers who are freed instead of executed go
Davy Crockett was born on the Nolichucky River in eastern Tennessee on August 17, 1786. His family headed to America in search for better farm land. Two years later his dad and mom John and Rebecca Crockett opened a tavern. When Davy turned 10 he started to hunt for game to feed his family and the guest at the tavern. At age 12 he was sent to work for Jacob Siler taking care of his cattle. When he turned 13 he began school, but he didn’t like it because he got bullied there. So he skipped school but his teacher sent a letter to his dad asking where Davy was. When he got the letter he was angry and got a branch off a hickory tree and was going to whip him, but Davy ran off and didn’t come back. Davy continued working for Jacob Siler.
Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Stratford Hall, Virginia. His father, Henry Lee III, left him with his mother, Anne Hill Carter Lee, when he was six years old. Anne Lee raised Robert well despite a poor financial situation. At age 18 Robert joined West Point military school. He saw the school as an opportunity to receive a free education and to start a career in the military. In 1829, Robert graduated West Point at the top of his class. His schoolmates teased him and called him Marble Model, meaning model student. Soon after he joined the Army and built bridges and forts.
John Forbes Nash, Jr., the man some consider the “most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century,” (12 but change) was struck by such intuitive visions that lead him to make amazing discoveries in economic game theory, the geometry of imaginary places, the mysteries of prime numbers, and the shape of the universe. Obsessed with rationality, Nash strove to explain and predict the universe through algorithms and mathematical rules. His contemporaries saw him as an aloof enigma with odd and sometimes violent behaviors. But under the quirky exterior was a mind that saw the world in such a different way that it would take never before trodden paths to formulate amazing theories such as game theory. John Nash’s achievements in mathematics as well as his personal struggle against himself and schizophrenia yield a truly incredible story.
Zaddie Johnson and James Lincoln Both Zaddie Johnson and James Lincoln made an everlasting impact on our daily lives. While James made innovations to the technology, Zaddie used that technology to complete her job. Zaddie played a significant role in building and defending our country! Zaddie Roosevelt Johnson was born in 1917 in East Gadsden, Alabama on the Paden farm.
In this paragraph, his family and childhood will be explained. Jones was apprenticed to the merchant Younger at age thirteen. He started his sea career aboard the Friendship sailing between the West Indies, Virginia, and Britain. When Younger’s business failed, he found work as a chief- mate of a Jamaican owned slave brigantine. After 2 years he quit the slave trade and headed for Scotland. His father was John Paul sr., his mother was Jean Mcduff, his sister was Mary Paul Loudon and his brother was William Paul. His spouse was Keziah and Aimee Jones, his sons were Moses and Daniel Jones.