You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

7 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Movie Biography Of Josephine Baker
    949 words
    Movie Review: The Josephine Baker Story Born on June 3, 1906, Josephine Baker was a survivor. Far from the glitter and gaiety that characterized her beloved Paris, Baker's beginnings were harsh and difficult. Born in the slums of St. Louis, Missouri, Baker grew up sleeping in cardboard shelters and scavenging for food in garbage cans. At age 13, Baker left her parents' house and got a job as a waitress. Soon afterwards, she married Willie Wells. However, the marriage ended in divorce, and she re...
  • Josephine Baker
    3,147 words
    While Jim Crow laws were reeking havoc on the lives of African Americans in the South, a massed exodus of Southern musicians, particularly from New Orleans, spread the seeds of Jazz as far north as New York City. A new genre of music produced fissures in the walls of racial discrimination thought to be impenetrable. Musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, "King" Oliver and Fletcher Henderson performed to the first desegregated audiences. Duke Ellington starred in the first primetime r...
  • Baker's Life Of Indifference
    996 words
    The baker went batty! You just might be thinking this as you first read Raymond Carver's A Small, Good Thing. Carver's baker undergoes a dynamic change in his life. He is indifferent to other people leading to a lack of empathy and communication skills. He makes numerous strange phone calls not realizing the terrible effect it has on a couple experiencing the lost of a child or himself. They confront him which forces him to open up. After learning of their loss, he immediately connects with them...
  • Ella Baker Ella Baker
    368 words
    Ella Baker Ella Baker was raised in Littleton, North Carolina. In 1918 she began attending the high school academy of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Baker continued her college education at Shaw, graduating as valedictorian in 1927. She then moved to New York City in search of employment. There she found people suffering from poverty and hardship caused by the Great Depression and was introduced to the radical political activism that became her life's work. In the early 1930's, in o...
  • Character Of Jordan Baker
    655 words
    In Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, we see that the character of Jordan Baker is quite different from other women of her time. She has beliefs and values that are radically different from everybody else's. Through her actions, it is clear that she represents the emergence of a different type of woman -- one who is self sufficient -- in the 1920's. Fitzgerald uses this individual to symbolize the changing ways of life in America. Jordan Baker, Daisy's friend, is portrayed by Fitzgerald as a masculi...
  • Ella Baker
    1,479 words
    Ella Baker Ella Josephine Baker was born in Virginia, and at the age of seven Ella Baker moved with her family to Littleton, South Carolina, where they settled on her grandparent's farmland her grandparents had worked as slaves. Ella Baker's early life was steeped in Southern black culture. Her most vivid childhood memories were of the strong traditions of self-help, mutual cooperation, and sharing of economic resources that encompassed her entire community. Because there was no local secondary ...
  • Jordan Baker
    711 words
    In The Great Gatsby, written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Jordan Baker was portrayed as being reckless and dishonest, having the arrogant attitude of many of the people of her time, but also having the characteristics of modern-day women. This classic novel was written on the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age, on the wealth and greed of the people during the Jazz Age, and also on the American dream and the corruption of it. Jordan Baker is, first of all, depicted as having an arrogant attitude. ...

7 results found, view free essays on page: