Black History

Sargon of Akkad At about 2300 B.C. an empire stretched from the Mediterranean Sea, past the Tigris and Euphrates River, and all the way to the Persian Gulfwas founded. This empire was know as the Akkadian Empire. And the most powerful of the Semitic kings was a man named King Sargon. The Akkadians, a group of people who lived, also in Mesopotamia, had conquered the Sumerians. The Akkadians spoke a Semitic language very closely related the modern language of Arabic and Hebrew, unlike the Sumerian
The title, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, is a quite shocking. To most students, textbooks are the "bibles" of that study, whether it is science or history. To think that a writer would knowingly put false statements in his book is almost unthinkable. After reading James W. Loewen's book, I now think otherwise. He points out many details that the standard textbook either forgot or got wrong. In this report, I will review chapters 2 and 4, and analy
African-American History II Exam II These essays will discuss the philosophy, career, and historical significance of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. These were some of the most influential men during early 1900’s and 1960’s. Their attempts to tear down the barriers of racism and discrimination benefited the civil rights movement tremendously. Their voices and ideology are still heard today, equality. The final essay will address and discuss the events and processes that dea
I was a young man then, another blind ignorant victim of the lies. No, that isn't fair. It is true that I was raised from birth under a torrential downpour of Aryan philosophy and daily evidence of its dubious accomplishments. Yet I know now that my mild acceptance of those 'truths' was my own failing, and cannot be laid at the feet of another. She taught me that. I first learned of Her in the early summer of 2004. I was dusting quietly in the far corner of the Fuhrer's chambers, totally immerse
In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group's platform. In this speech, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a professorship on the university level. The hirings in ques
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cruel and barbaric of the peoples that have roamed this earth. My research paper is on the greatest of the Mongols, Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan was, even in the lightest sense, a military genius. Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. He instilled in humankind a fear that lasted for ages. But what drove him to do it? Was it by chance? This paper will explain how the general's childhood molded the man into the best war general of the known world. T
New York In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian exploring for France, sailed into the New York Harbor. He was the first European to enter the harbor. Although Verrazano explored the area, no Europeans decided to settle or further explore the area until much later (Microsoft, New York). The Dutch East India Company hired Henry Hudson, an Englishman, to explore northern America in search for a Northwest Passage to Asia. On September 3, 1609 he and his crew sailed into the New York Harbor on th
Frederick Douglas Casey Connealy History The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave was written by Frederick Douglass himself. He was born into slavery in Tuckahoe, Maryland in approximately 1817. He has, "…no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it" (47). He became known as an eloquent speaker for the cause of the abolitionists. Having himself been kept as a slave until he escaped from Maryland in 1838, he was able to deliver ve
Pre-Civil War New Orleans History New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the M
Howard Zinn's- "A People's History"... History 1004 The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of The United States of America. Dr. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian's History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time
WEB DuBois's Affects on Literature and People English IV 1 December 1998 In his work The Souls of Black Folk, WEB DuBois had described the life and problems that blacks in America was not easy. DuBois had a very different plan in the struggle for black equality and the struggle for the abolishment of racism than other people that wanted a "separate black nation" and others that just wanted the blacks to stay submissive. DuBois only wanted blacks to work hard to become active parts of American so
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have sug
The Women’s Civil Rights Movement Civics Women’s struggle for equal right has not been an easy or short road. All throughout U.S. history women have been fighting for their rights and for the rights of others. Women have organized and fought their way through legislatures, congressional obstacles and have faced ridicule and indifference. It was a long and uphill battle. It meant defiance of laws and customs that had been accepted from the time of the first settlements, some of the discrimination
OMERTA? THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that has no limits; it exists in all cultures, committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of society and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1900's, "organized" crime has existed in the United S
Jimmy Hoffa, His Life and Disappearance Advanced Writing per. 4 In his prime Jimmy Hoffa was one of the most influential men in the United States. From his very beginning his existence was threatened. He had a very traumatic childhood. His adult life was even more zestful than was his childhood.(Friedman 124) His sudden disappearance has remained a mystery to everyone for years. This mystery must be reexamined and ultimately solved . What happened to James R. Hoffa, and why did it happen? These
An American President Silent Cal Fun Fact: Calvin Coolidge, a president of few words, was so famous for saying so little that a White House dinner guest made a bet that she could get the president to say more than two words. She told the president of her wager. His reply: "You lose." At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath o
Dwight David Eisenhower The taste of victory was fresh and sweet to John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Just about a year ago, he sat in the drawing room of his Georgetown home and spoke breezily about the office he would assume. "Sure it's a big job," he said. "But I don't know anybody who can do it any better than I can. I'm going to be in it for four years. It isn't going to be so bad. you've got time to think -- and besides, the pay is pretty good." One year later, on a cool, grey day, the 35th Preside
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Mike Webb Mrs. Burns English 12 Acc. 12/5/98 When it is stated that Robert Louis Stevenson lived one of the hardest, most painful, yet most rewarding lives of a Victorian writer, the fact is accepted as common knowledge. Most critics and historians agree that his romantic adventure novels will never be surpassed. Stevenson, who some say is the greatest storyteller of the nineteenth century, overcame unbelievable health problems throughout his life to
The Black Plague Much of history is a record of the disasters men bring upon themselves. But some of the worst misfortunes of mankind--floods, earthquakes, famines, and plagues--seem to be inherent in the natural scheme of things or acts of God. The most terrible of these of which we have knowledge of was the Black Plague, which ravaged Europe in the fourteenth century (Cohen 106). The Bubonic Plague, which is a disease that has troubled the world for many years, is thought of by many as just an
Bird Lives! By Ross Russell Chen, Richard Book Report: Ross Russell, the author of this book, has been president and director of artists at Dial Records, proprietor of a jazz retail store, producer of jazz festival concerts, and for the two years that Charlie Parker was under contract to Dial, he was the artist’s personal manager. The book is very narrative and shares a lot of stories that shed much insight into not only Bird, but also the look and feel of the times then. Right off the bat the b
Nevada Alan Gray Table Of Contents 1) Table Of Contents 2) State Flag 3) Facts a) Seal b) Motto c) State Symbols 4) History a) Capital b) Year of Entry 5) Major Industries 6) Population 7) System of Government 8) Wildlife and Environment 9) Tourist Traps 10) Vacation Plan 2 3 State Seal- State Motto- All For Our Country State Tree- Single-Leaf Pinion and Bristlecone Pine State Flower- Sagebrush State Animal- Desert Bighorn Sheep State Colors- Silver and Blue State Song- “Home Means Nevada” Lyric
Celebrate Black/Women History Month Social Studies For my social studies report I researched Ida B. Wells-Barnett. I was to set-up an interview with the person I was assigned. While researching Ida B. Wells I was very interested in her works and achievements. She was a very interesting person in our history and I feel that she deserves a lot more credit considering all the work she did. Read threw my interview to learn more about her… Given Questions: Q: What are some of your greatest achievemen
Stephen Oates Stephen Oates, in a riveting storytelling fashion, captures the desires and anxieties of the early to mid 19th century, with The Fires of Jubilee. Oates has performed rigorous study to present an accurate portrayal of a fascinating and mysterious man, who lived during an extraordinary period in American history. Oates begins the book with a thorough biography of Turner. He makes a real effort to show what lead a man to commit the actions he did. Nat was born on October 17, 1800 in
Ray Douglas Bradbury Ray Bradbury's Biography American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926 Ray Bradbury's family moved from Waukegan, Illinois to Tucson, Arizona, only to return to Waukegan again in May 1927. By 1931 he began writing his own stories on butcher paper. In 1932, after his father was
Comparison of the Writing Styles of Joseph Conrad and Alexander Solzhenitsyn Kelsie L. Anderson Mrs. Victorson AP English IV 3 November 1998 Anderson 1 Joseph Conrad and Alexander Solzenitsyn each have a distinctive style which is apparent in many aspects of their writing. Heart of Darkness is about the adventure of Charles Marlow into the heart of Africa to find the elusive ivory trader, Kurtz. The story focuses on Marlow's discovery of himself and the nature of man under savage conditions. One
"The Guns of Dallas" by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the "National Affairs Editor." Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
Problems in Society Throughout history, increasing population has lead to many problems. The problems start when the demand of the people is greater than the available necessary supplies. For instance, if there is a shortage of food, human nature sends people to great lengths to get it. Eventually, fights arise. The ones who win get what they need, but the others are forced to survive off the left over scraps, or die. Situations similar to this occur frequently due to increasing population. Peop
Charlie Chaplin Tom Bigelow U.S. History Hour 6 Talented actors can come from anywhere, in any situation, and Charlie Chaplin backs that idea up all the way. Born on April 16, 1889, in Walworth England, he could have lived a difficult childhood. But, like any young child, he didn’t understand the position his family was in, and was never really upset with his life. He went on to become one of the most famous comedy actors of all time, and his films sparked a whole new chapter in the book of film
Juilus and Ethel Rosenberg This is an odd Report I had to do. The outcome of the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Trial for espionage in 1951 and their subsequent execution in 1953 was directly related to the political climate at that time. The governments evidence against the Rosenbergs was not over whelming but due to a combination of fear and political pressure the guilty verdict was inevitable. Even though Julius did not deliver the secrets of the bomb to Moscow and nor did they cause the Korean w
Bi-polar Disorder 12/2/98 Intro to psychology Research paper The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and
Southern Continuity Cari Sobczynski HST 319 April 20, 1998 Final Essay Just the words ‘Southern way of life' conjures up a timeless image of gentlemen planters and Southern belles. A time of aristocratic rule that centers itself on plantations and the institution of slavery. The antebellum era echos themes of white supremacy, democracy, unity, tradition, nobility, and honor. While some of these themes seem to be immortalized by such classic works as Gone with the Wind and Roots they still seem t
Gothic Elements in Edgar Allen Poe's Writing Edgar Allan Poe was perhaps one of the most widely read and influential writers in America’s narrative history. He was born in Boston in 1809 to a family of traveling actors. His name at birth was simply Edgar Poe, but after the early death of both of his parents, he was taken in by the Allans. Thus he obtained the adopted name of Allan which he used as a middle name. “From June 1815 until July 1820 Edgar was in England with the Allans, and from Febru
The United States of America The United States of America is usually referred to as the United States or America. It is a federal republic on the continent of North America, which has 50 states. The U.S. includes Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands as territories. America is bordered by Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. In America the basic unit of currency is the United States dollar. The U.S. decimal currency consists of paper
Legalization or Prohibition of Marijuana Legalization and Prohibition 2 Marijuana is the spanish name for a mixture of dried leaves, stems, seeds and flowering tops, which come from the Cannabis plant. The primary psychoactive ingredient that is isolated is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabolin or THC. This is concentrated from the resin of the plant and can be produced differently to prepare various potencies of marijuana. Environment and genetics can also effect the potency. The plant itself can grow i
Heavy Metal Music Catherine Hindelly Everyone has heard their music or heard their name; Deep Purple, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, and even Megadeth. These great artists all have one thing in common, they all play a form of music called “heavy metal.” But what is heavy metal? There are many different descriptions of the style. One characteristic is the playing of electric guitars (however, this type of guitar is not necessary). Meta
To Kill A Mockingbird Nitin Raisinghani 4/1/99 History 400 To Kill A Mockingbird is a film which deceives the viewer with its apparent simplicity. A careful and analytical view of this film reveals a number of complex themes. Rather than being a simple film about a sleepy Southern town called Maycomb in the 1930's, it exposes the accepted societal cultural beliefs in America at the time. Race and class are reoccurring themes that overlap to form the basic elements of this storyline. Summary In t
Magic: The Gathering Research Paper "You can always get the lands untapped, so just let them accumulate counters until you know you need them, then use the Druid to untap them. You can also use the Druid to keep counters from accumulating on your opponent's storage lands. . ." (Wylie 47). The confusing series of exchanges above are from a simple strategy-combination of a card game. This card game, though only a little more than two years old, is not only taking our nation by storm, but also all
To be a Wiccan in America Free exercise of religion is protected in the United States provided that the belief is sincerely held and is a religious belief of any kind. The belief or practice need not be a part of an organized religion or sect, and need not include a belief in any Supreme Deity. Indigenous, polytheistic, agnostic, and atheistic beliefs all fall under the protection of the law. ("Know") In America, it was determined in the ruling of US vs. Ballard, in 1944, that the "Courts can no
good guy 1984 by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction "Orwell observed t
A Rose For Emily William Faulker's A Rose for Emily tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses to change. This short
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes A Tale of Two Cities - Book I (Chapters 1 - 4) Summary It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with this famous sentence. It describes the spirit of the era in which this novel takes place. This era is the latter part of the 1700s - a time when relations between Britain and France were strained, America declared its independence, and the peasants of France beg
Accounting Ethics paper will discuss the public perception of CPAs in today's society, pitfalls that they may encounter, methods to prevent some of these negative behaviors and consequences they may face should they fall short. Most Who Do You Trust? surveys rank politicians, lawyers and used car salesmen at the bottom and certified public accountants at the top. That is because the CPA profession has a squeaky clean image--anal-retentive little wimps who wear thick glasses and cannot get a date
An Explanation Of Terrorism An Explanation of Terrorism After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an idea they support. (page 1) Evidence of this can be found by looking at the recent past of the United States. The Oklahoma bom
ANALYSIS OF THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM Analysis of the Immigration Problem The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people dying from malaria suddenly declined. This was a great human achievement. But we cut t
Another Heart of Darkness Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad's great sto
Another John F Kennedy JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to aut
Another To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many examples of racism. During this time in history racism was acceptable. Racism is a key theme in her book. Not only those who were black, but also those who affiliated with blacks, were considered inferior. Atticus, a lawyer, who defended blacks in court, was mocked. An example of this is when Mrs. Dubose said, “Your father’s [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” Mr. Dolphus R
An Ethical And Practical Defense Of Affirmative Action An Ethical and Practical Defense of Affirmative Action Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over e
Babe Ruth Ruth, Babe George Herman Babe Ruth, b. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 6, 1895, d. Aug. 16, 1948, was one of professional baseball's greatest sluggers and probably the best-known player of the 1920s and early 1930s. As a New York Yankee, Ruth took the game out of the dead-ball era, saved it from the Black Sox scandal of 1919, and single-handedly revitalized the sport as the country's national pastime. He teamed with Lou Gehrig to form what became the greatest one-two hitting punch in baseball and