This chapter is an interesting one as it describes his experiences in the city of East St. Louis, IL. Kozol states, “The city, which is 98 percent black, has no obstetric services, no regular trash collection, and few jobs. Nearly a third of its families live on less than $7,500 a year; 75 percent of its population lives on welfare of some form.” This statistic is very alarming, but not too surprising. Kozol says that the city is struggling financially and that is huge factor in why there is not
Lucy Maret March 10, 2014 Research Paper Mary McLeod Bethune was a strong woman who not only changed people’s minds through teaching, but changed peoples hearts with her words. She changed people in many ways as a result of teaching, as president of a school, and as a true African American woman. As a child, she wanted to teach and help others, and her dream came true. Mary McLeod Bethune is now remembered today for her many works. Originally named as Mary Jane McLeod, Mary was born and raised on
1990). Although the westernized society may feel that Blacks are inferior, it is important to understand that they are not liberated until they shed the ideas of mainstream society. Freedoms gates are half ajar, we must pry them fully open (Mary McLeod Bethune, 1955).
jobs, and to ensure women’s fair treatment in the workplace (Overview of the Women 's Bureau, n.d.). Another women’s organization that was founded in the early 18th century was the National Council of Negro Women. This organization founded by Mary McLeod Bethune and twenty-nine representatives from fourteen black women’s organizations, mainly concentrated on social programs to combat racial oppression (Henry,
Teacher One of the most inspiring and instructive stories in black history is the story of how Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history, saved himself. The skeletal facts of his personal struggle for light and of his rise from the coalmines of West Virginia to the summit of academic achievement are great in and of them and can be briefly stated. At 17, the young man who was called by history to reveal black history was an untutored coal miner. At 19, after teaching himself the fundamentals