August Wilson Frederick August Kittel, Jr was born April 27, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frederick August Kittel, Sr. and Daisy Wilson. He was the fourth of six children, and was raised by his mother “in the black slum of Pittsburgh”(Gale). His father was a German immigrant who never really made an appearance in the apartment. Wilson officially cut all ties with his father when he took his mother’s name in 1965. Wilson learned to read at age four and from then on consumed books voraciously. Sick of racist attacks and slander, he dropped out of school at 15 after being accused by his teacher of plagiarizing a twenty page term paper, and started reading more works by African American authors. As an avid reader, he was also an avid listener, and used snippets of conversation he overheard to form his stories. Wilson decided he wanted to be a writer in his late teens, but didn’t really kick off his career until his twenties, when he bought his first typewriter. When Wilson discovered the writings of Malcolm X he took up the banner of cultural nationalism. "Cultural nationalism meant black people working toward self-definition, self-determination," Wilson said. "It meant that we had a culture that was valid and that we weren't willing to trade it to participate in the American Dream." (Gale) In 1969 Wilson and Rob Penny, a playwright and teacher, founded the black activist theater company Black Horizons on the Hill, which gave Wilson the chance to present his own plays. His early works failed to get attention, but his play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 1982 won Wilson wide recognition as “a dramatist and interpreter of the African American Experience”(About.com). Wilson pulled his ideas from overheard conversations and his life experiences. His stepfather, for example, was the inspiration for the character Troy in “Fences”. He also gained inspiration from artists. When speaking on Romare Bearden, he said “When I saw his work, it was the first time I had seen black life presented in all its richness, and I said ‘I want to do that – I want my plays to be the equal of his canvases.’”(About.com) His series of ten plays called “The Pittsburgh Cycle” were aimed to sketch the black experience during the 20th century. The plays are not strictly connected in a serial sort of way, but characters do pop up in more than one story, the most…
Rydon- **Please Note that Children will not go on all trips**
Monday 29th July
Tuesday 30th July
Wednesday 31st July
Thursday 1st August
Friday 2st August
Settling in morning!
Making a big bus!!
Swimming trips to Steyning local pool
Ten Pin Bowling Horsham
T-shirt design for the wedding outfit!
Swimming trips to Steyning local pool
Lodge hill –tunnels
Preparing for the big fat playscheme wedding
Swimming trips to Steyning local pool…
Comparing and contrasting Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson presidencies and argue if their progressive beliefs matched their policies. Once you know the policies, do they match the rhetoric that each man espoused? You are to make an argument (think about it, who was more progressive or who had the more influential policies?).
The best way to describe both Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson is
that they were headed in the same direction but taking different routes. Both…
August Wilson has contributed a lot to American Theatre. Many of his works such as the Piano Lesson and Fences are still very famous today. When Wilson began writing his plays, he had little experience with theater, having only seen two plays, and no formal training. Wilson created his own rules for his plays. Wilson also had no particular method of writing his plays.
According to www.august-wilson-theatre.com it states that August Wilson carved his signature…
together. Leadership doesn’t have to come from a general, or admiral, it can come from anyone. In this case I refer to Landsman Wilson Brown, this man showed courage in the face of death at the battle of Mobile bay, for which he earned The Medal of Honor, military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces.
Wilson Brown was born August 1841, a slave in Natchez, Mississippi. In March of 1863 at the age of twenty-one, Brown escaped slavery and enlisted in the…
Woodrow Wilson was a man who loved peace. He tried his very best to stay out of the First World War. Wilson was not interested in foreign affairs regarding war and did not want to get involved unless it affected domestic concerns. In fact in his 1912 campaign he stated, “It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.” But it was so and during his two terms he was faced with crisis after crisis regarding foreign affairs, as well as entering WWI. On…
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28th, 1856, in Virginia. His father, Joseph Wilson, was a Presbyterian minister, so “Tommy” was raised in the church. His mother, Janet Woodrow, was born in England, making Wilson one of the only U.S. Presidents to have a parent born in a different country. He was originally from Virginia, but moved around because his father was a pastor in many different states. Wilson graduated from Princeton University, where he was later voted as president of the school…
Dick Wilson (1904–1965)
Louis Sibbett (“Dick”) Wilson was among the most respected of post-World War II period golf course architects. Son of a contractor, Dick Wilson grew up in Philadelphia, USA, and got an early taste for the business as a water boy during the construction of Merion GC. A fine athlete who attended the University of Vermont on a football scholarship, he joined the design team of Bill Flynn and Howard Toomey after college. Wilson became a construction superintendent with Toomey…
United States History; period 9
February 27, 2015
Woodrow Wilson is one of the most significant figures in American history. He was born in Staunton, Virginia and grew up in Georgia and South Carolina. Growing up, Wilson had a harder time in school compared to others because he had a form of dyslexia. His father, who was a reverend, trained him in oratory, a place of prayer, and debate, which Wilson grew a passion for as a boy. He went on to Davidson College but transferred…
was ruining that. The combination of the lost of money and Germany attacking the US caused Woodrow Wilson to flip out and state that we were going to war. These being the reason, Wilson stated that the reason that we decided to go to war was for “the world to be safe for democracy.” This seemed legitimate enough for the United States to enter World War I and stop the Germans from attacking us.
Wilson saying that he wanted to make the world safe for democracy didn’t seem to be shown much throughout…