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    Chief Lieutenant

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    first two chapters covering the early life of Charles Banks and the history of Mound Bayou. Banks, born in 1873, attended Rusk University between 1887 and 1890. After serving as a federal census enumerator, Banks opened a general mer... ... middle of paper ... ...between Banks and Washington was reciprocal. Far from being a political machine that dispensed patronage, Tuskegee depended upon the successes of Banks and others to maintain its image. Filled with detail and insight, A Chief Lieutenant is

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver " 'It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.'-"-George Washington Carver. George Washington Carver paved the way for agriculturists to come. He always went for the best throughout his whole life. He didn't just keep the best for himself; he gave it away freely for the benefit of mankind. Not only did he achieve

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver was born into slavery January of 1860 on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. He spent the first year of his life, the brutal days of border war, between Missouri and neighboring Kansas. George was a very sickly child with a whooping cough, which later lead to his speech impediment, and he was tiny and puny. George's father, James Carver, died in a wood hauling accident when he was bringing wood to his master's house one day. George was sick a great deal

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    The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male was an unethical research study held in Tuskegee, Alabama. The malpractices in scientific research with people of color such the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment are inhumane in numerous ways. Using values influenced by eugenics, this experiment used discriminatory and racist concepts and purposefully excluded information about the tests being conducted. The impacts of the Tuskegee Syphilis

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    Life in Oklahoma City by Ralph Ellison The author Ralph Ellison is a renowned writer and scholar with significant nonfiction stories credited to his name. He was born in Oklahoma City about the year 1913. His family had a small business wherein his father worked as a foreman but soon died when he was only three years old. After several years, he later found out that his father wished that he would someday become a poet after the great American essayist popularly known as Ralph Waldo Emerson who

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    George Washington Carver

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    master sent him to Neosho, Missouri for an early education and graduated from Minneapolis High School in Kansas. He eventually mailed an application to Highland University in Kansas and was not only accepted but also offered a scholarship. Happily, George traveled to the school to accept the scholarship but upon meeting George, the University president asked, "why didn't you tell me you were a Negro?

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    The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

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    The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment (The official name was Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male) began in the 1930’s. It was an experiment on African Americans to study syphilis and how it affected the body and killed its victims done by Tuskegee Institute U.S. Public Health Service researchers. The initial purpose of the Syphilis study “was to record the natural history of syphilis in Blacks” (Tuskegee University, “About the USPHS Syphilis Study

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    concluding installment of Washington's biography subtitled, The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915, a decade later. Both were winners of the Bancroft Award in 1973 and 1984 respectively, and the second volume also garnered the Pulitzer Prize as well in 1984. Along with his co-editor, Professor Raymond W. Smock, Harlan also churned out fourteen volumes of the Booker T. Washington Papers (1853-1946) during his tenure with the University of Maryland. Somehow he also found time to serve as the president of the

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    In a recent article published by the American Society for Cell Biology, scientist Aliyah Weinstein (2014) argues that the public perception of the contemporary scientist has “spilled over into the practice of science in the laboratory and the focus of research that is performed”. According to Weinstein (2014), these perceptions have largely been informed by the media. Something Weinstein did not include in her article, however, was the extent to which she felt public perception has made an impact

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    Booker T. Felder

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    “Mr. Felder is one of the people in Tuskegee that I must see whenever I visit my old alma mater; he is one of Tuskegee's natural treasures. Tuskegee wouldn't be the same without him,” says class of '92 graduate Mike Landrum. Upon entering Mr. Felder’s shop, I was not only taken aback by the enormous amount of “Skegee gear,” but by the liveliness and mobility of this elderly, slender fair-skinned man. I felt that Mr. Felder was a very humble man who is truly passionate about his work. Booker Taliaferro

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