• Major League Robinson Baseball Black
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    Throughout history many different minority groups have been discriminated against. Although some of these minority groups are hated many members of these groups continue to make positive contributions to American society that help shape our country. One of these individuals is Jackie Robinson. His influence on the game of baseball has set standards for all of baseball fans to admire. The message he made Americans realize is that Blacks are just as capable of doing things as whites are, and any o...
  • Black Conductors Conductor Orchestra Music
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    African American Conductors Conducting, as we know it today is less than two centuries old. 1 On the other hand time beating; a way of holding players and / or singers together, has been around for several centuries. 1 In the absence of written notation, the leader's hands indicated the direction of the group. As polyphony entered the musical picture, it became essential that the beats be on target. Interpretation at the time was of no importance. It has been indicated through engravings that in...
  • Judicial Activism Civil Rights
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    Judicial Activism: A Necessary Action Judicial activism is rarely needed, but when it is employed, it is only in the most dire of circumstances. It is the broad interpretation of the constitution of the United States by the Supreme Court. Some argue that this should not be done, but if it had not been, slavery would still exist in America. It is obvious that in some cases, it is necessary to expand civil rights beyond what the constitution explicitly states. This was the case in Brown v. Board o...
  • The Black Cat Symbolism
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    Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat' In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat,' symbolism is used to show the narrator's capacity for violence, madness, and guilt. 'The Black Cat,' written by Edgar Allan Poe serves as a reminder for all of us. The Capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our disposition might appear. In this story, the narrator portrays a man who is fond of animals, had a tender heart, and is happily married. Within several y...
  • Famous African Americans Women's Rights
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    Throughout his life Ralph Bunche worked to improve race relations and further the cause of civil rights. For 22 years he served on the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, earning its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1949. He participated in several civil rights demonstrations, including the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, U. S. President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Sojourner Truth, Ame...
  • Beloved And Toni Morrison
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    Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U. S. A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same time for almost 17 years....
  • Condoleeza Rice National Security
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    Condoleezza Rice At this point in time the name and image of Condoleezza Rice is commonplace among the majority of informed Americans. As the first female to serve as the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Dr. Rice was propelled even further into the spotlight following the attacks on America on September 11 th 2001. I too, like most Americans, saw a lot more of Condi, as she is known by her many friends and colleagues, after September 11. Clearly she was intellige...
  • Toni Morrison Howard University
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    Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U. S. A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same time for almost 17 years....
  • Shirley Chisholm First Black Women
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    A political leader for many years, and a co-founder of the National womens Political Caucus, Shirley Chisholm is the one of the most famous African - American woman in politics. She was the first black woman to be elected to congress, and also was the first black women to run for president (1972). She was even asked by bill Clinton to serve as American ambassador to Jamaica. But this isnt her whole life, so in these further paragraphs I plan to tell you about her great and wonderful life. In 192...
  • Tuskegee Airmen First Air Squadron
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    The Tuskegee Airman will always be the most influential air squadron during WWII. I believe this because there where a lot racist people that did not want them to succeed, but they did more than just succeed. They became the first black Airforce pilots. It all started when President Roosevelt arranged a meeting in September 1940 with three African-American leaders and members of the Army and Navy. During the meeting, the leaders emphasized three points: first, equal opportunity for jobs in the d...
  • Barbara Charline Jordan Texas First University
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    Barbara Charline Jordan was born in Houston, Texas. Barbara was the first to serve in the United States Congress because she was the first African American woman from a southern state. Barbara was traveling in segregated buses sitting on the seats labeled colored to attend college at Texas Southern University. Barbara graduated from Texas Southern University and received a law degree from Boston University. Barbara was earnest in her belief that she could make her mark in laws. I always wanted ...
  • Racism In Sports African American
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    Exercise Science: Racial Issues in Sports Are Certain Races Biologically more apt at certain types of sports? Why are there very few African American hockey players in the NHL and why do white males tend to dominate this sport? Why do black males dominate basketball, is it because they can jump higher? What about golf, why don't we see any black males in this sport? Would you consider Tiger woods the first black golf champion in history? Does racism play a major role in sports? Why does it still...