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The Heart of Black History

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Zoe Turner

on 18 February 2016

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Transcript of The Heart of Black History

Florence Griffith-Joyner
Early Life
Born Jackson, MS 1943
Moved to Toledo, OH two weeks after birth
Visited MS frequently, to visit family, and hear their stories
Went to school in the North in newly integrated schools
Stayed in Toledo until graduating from the university, and then joined Peace Corps
Later in life...
Came back from Ethiopia---enrolled in University of Colorado
Went to Los Angeles to pursue career
-Newbery Award-American Library Association
- Coucil on Interacial books for Children
Born- December 21, 1959
At the age of 14-won Jesse Owens National Youth Games
1978- Year of graduation she broke high schools records- UCLA scholarship
Met Al Joyner-later married
4th place at World Chamionship
Made world record 10.76 seconds
Died at the young age of 38 from epileptic seizure
George Washington Carver
Sick and Tired
Fanny Lou Hamer
Born to enslaved parent Diamond, Missouri in 1864
Sold into slavery in Kentucky
Moses Carver, a relative of some kind, took them back to Missouri after slavery was abolished.
Earned diploma from Minneapolis High school
Denied admittance to a college, later was first African American at Iowa State
Graduated, prominent botanist, offered job at Tuskegee college
Experiments with peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes , etc.
Born on October 6, 1917
Dropped out of school at 12-work full time
1962-protest meeting to encourage right to vote
Dedicated to Civil Rights entire life after being set free from plantation
She was beaten after a protest-caused permenant kidney damage
1964 founded Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1976 and died in 1977 in a Mound Bayou Hospital
The Heart of Black History
The Inventor
Born March 29, 1918 to a minister and her mother Ella Mae
Early education and life was spent in Washington, D.C
Amateur career began in Philadelphia at nightclubs
Broadway debut as butterfly eared an award
Hello Dolly!
was her major role and eared her a Tony
Last marriage lasted 40 years, worked with husbands band
Promoted interracial cooperation and research on HIV/AIDS
Honors include:
-Presidential Honor of Freedom
Pearl Bailey
Hello Dolly!
Mildred Taylor
“So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible”
― Mildred D. Taylor, The Land
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