Madame C.J. WalkerBirth: December 23, 1867Death: May 25, 1919Madame C.J. Walker was born SarahBreedlove on December 23, 1867. She had one sister and 4 brothers. When she was 7 yrs old, her parents died of Yellow Fever. She and her sister moved toVicksgurg, Mississippi in 1878 where they took up employment as maids. She got married at the age of 14 to MosesMcWilliams, and they had a daughter,A'Leila Walker. She got married twoadditional times, one ending with her being a widow and the other in divorce.Madame C.J. Walker is known for inventing hair and scalp products forAfrican-American women. She herself suffered from a scalp condition that made her hair fall out. She was criticized by others for trying to make African-American women's hair look more like that of a white woman's, but she said that her products were made to help African-American women hair grow and be healthy. Her hair products were sold all over the country. She had a beauty training school for two years inPittsburgh called the Leile College for Walker Hair Culturists.She is known as the first African-American woman millionaire, and some think that she was the first woman millionaire.She was an inspiration to women everywhere. She understood that women wanted to know how she became so successful, so while she lectured about her products, she also empowered women to start businesses. She was interested in empowering woman and showing/telling them that they could do what she was doing. One of her famous quotes were "I got myself a start by giving myself a start."Madame C.J. Walker was also a Civil Rights advocate. After the East St. Louis riots in
Herman J Russell
Who is Herman J Russell?
Herman Jerome. Russell, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who turned a small plastering firm into one of the most successful African-American-owned real estate development and construction companies in America. Herman Russell was born in Atlanta on December 23, 1930. Russell, the youngest of eight children.
Did Herman Face any Challenges?
Well of course he did. This man was opening a business during the Jim crow era. For those who may not know…
Not only did slavery change though, this time in history changed the society for the better. Looking at now, society looks back at the great tragedies of black history in remembrance of the hard struggles, pain, and the suffering the African Americans endured to achieve freedom. Therefore, we now as a nation celebrate Black History Month to honor those who stood up for there race and the whites who took a stand for what was right.
March 7, 2013
To Be or Not To Be
Is the month of February long enough to celebrate African American history or should it be celebrated throughout the year? Black history was first celebrated in the U.S. on February 12, 1926. It was originally known as “Negro History Week” and then later became known as “Black History Month”. I believe Black History month should continue to be celebrated only on the month of February.…
Rozette De Castro
The History of The Discrimination of the Blacks
History is said to be important for it helps people avoid redoing the mistakes done in the past. It helps us better understand the present situations. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of The United States is a very interesting book about history, from an oppressed person’s point of view, tells about the sufferings and discrimination of the people.…
Black History Month Paper
In the world that we live in there are plenty who compete against each other. There are those who fight for the good, and those who fight for the bad. Most of the people who fight for the good are called “heroes”. A hero is a person who is admired for his/her achievements and qualities. Since its black history month, I decide to write about a person whom we should all commemorate every day for what he has done in the past.…
Mountain View High School
United Ebony Society Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Program 2013
There is an overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely the person will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. These character traits can be closely and example of a daily service. Kindness, respect, and generosity are some positive traits coordinated together to form…
Socially, black Americans were segregated in schools, southern states spent “10 times as much on white schools as on blacks” ,, slavery had been abolished but segregation had become more intense. By 1872 president Grant had ended ‘most’ of t violence against blacks, but white extremists such as the Ku Klux Klan, emerged and lynching’s were displayed in the newspaper above the phrase “the above represents the fate in store for those great pests of Southern society” .…
Our theme of black history links with the stimulus. Our stimulus is the song ‘paint it black’ by the rolling stones. The first thing you notice is that the title of the song links to our idea as my group wants to promote better understanding of black history instead of a white-washed version of history which is taught in schools every year.…
Black History Month
Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia on February 9, 1944. She has become one of the most admired African American writers of today. She also was a civil rights activist and a women’s right activist. She was inspirational and could teach you how to live. She once said, “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.”
Alice walker was the youngest child of eight. Her father was a sharecropper and her mother was a maid, she grew up very poor.…