James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
(September 12, 1913 - March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 metres, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr
17 August 1887 - 10 June 1940), was publisher, journalist,entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and orator. Founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League
1800s, performer, jazz musician, late night talk show host, creates plays that are not in cooperatiom with white artists, everything black
1. neglected and dirty: neglected, insanitary and unpleasant 2. without any fine qualities: lacking in honesty, dignity
1. a quality of being unconventional, especially in a whimsical way 2. Noun version: an example or instance of unconventional whimsical behavior
1. injustice or immorality: great injustice or extreme immorality 2. immoral act: a grossly immoral act
1. Overused; old & stale from overuse (like an old juice); 2) white with age-as in hair that has become white or gray with age.
(v) to whip, punish severely; (n) a cause of affliction or whip verb; suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism.
lacking moral discipline adjective; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint; disregarding accepted rules. "to urinate in the country woods is OK; to urinate ona public street is ______".
recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant; immoral. "The prodigal son wasted his father's inheritance on gambling & drink".
United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976); 3-year NFL pro; also scholar, lawyer, singer, actor and political activist
inequality or difference in some respect; "The _______ of the soccer teams was evident in the final score of the game (9-0)".
pertaining to cows or cattle; "The vaccination had _______ orgins; it was made from cow's blood".
resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity "The public is hopeful that receiving the flu vaccine will help them become _______ to the flu virus.".
pretending to be holy or pious. "Ministers that are slave owners are _________; they do not practice love of their neighbors."
extremely evil or cruel, an inhabitant of hell . "The ________ heat and noise in the small classroom was unbearable".
a deliberately deceptive or misleading argument; The senatorial candidate argued that his opponent was using ________ in an effort to distort his plan for education.
Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome,; "Sometimes Eliza can be _________ when there are alot of people around".
Eugene "Bull" Conner
(July 11, 1897, Selma, Alabama - March 10, 1973) was a Democratic Party politician and police official from the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement. He was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and a staunch advocate of racial segregation.
1st black to earn Ph.D. from Harvard, encouraged blacks to resist systems of segregation and discrimination, helped create NAACP in 1910
A poet who was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement and wrote the poem "If We Must Die" after the Chicago riot of 1919.
Zora Neale Hurston
African American writer and folklore scholar who played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance
She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. Her writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.
the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
was a Nobel Prize-winning American author. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based on his novels, novellas and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter
were English writers of the 1840s and 1850s. Their novels caused a sensation when they were first published and were subsequently accepted into the canon of great English literature.
American Southern Gothic writer. 'The Ballad of the Sad Café,' 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.'
nonviolent direct action
public actions that are confrontative, disruptive, and possibly illegal, in which there is no physical threat