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Black History Month: Oprah Winfrey

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Sadiah Haque

on 15 February 2013

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"ANGELIC HERO" Oprah Gail Winfrey Oprah's childhood Oprah's Influences Oprah's Contributions What Oprah Is Like How Oprah Helped Why I chose Oprah Oprah's Life Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954. Oprah's dad set down strict rules for her. Some days she would go with out food unless she learned three new vocabulary words. When she was about seven, she was sexually abused by her cousin and his friends. A part of her childhood haunted her. She could never forget what had happened to her. But, if she never had those experiences, she wouldn't be the women she was today. Oprah's biggest influence in her life was her grandmother, who raised her when she was young. Also her father, who pushed her to be her best. Her teacher's told her encouraging words that she still remembers to this day. Oprah found the hymns and verses that was recited at church to be very inspiring. She then realized she wanted to make a difference in the world. In 2000, Oprah's Angel Network began presenting a $100,000 "Use Your Life Award" to people who helped improve the lives of others. Oprah has donated more than $50 million to charity, which includes 50 organizations like the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. Oprah helps to support women's shelter, helps establish schools and scholarships, builds youth centers and home for the poor and needy. Oprah started the National Child Protection Act in 1991, which is a database of guilty child abusers. "The Oprah Winfrey Foundation" visits orphanages and rural schools too. Oprah influenced the way women think, talk, eat, study, shop, exercise, and lead. The "Oprah Winfrey Academy Foundation" has contributed more than $40 million for the creation pf the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Oprah went half way across the globe to help people with another one of her foundations, "Christmas Kindness South Africa", in 2002. Oprah also had her very own talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which she interviews other inspiring people, and gives great advice and very important information. Unfortunately, her talk show ended on May 25, 2011, but her journey continued with her new show, "Oprah's Next Chapter". Oprah is a very good role model, she is also: I chose Oprah because I think she is a strong women. I found it inspiring that she has been through so much when she was younger, but still shows support for everyone and doesn't want anyone to go through what she had to go through. I especially loved how she gives her money to charity and gives great advice to other. After growing up in poverty, Oprah built an empire and has become one of the most influential and richest women in the world. Black History Month influential
supportive Oprah is a righteous hero. “I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.” - Oprah Winfrey Oprah visiting schools By: Sadiah
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