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W.E.B. Du Boise

William Edward Burghardt Du Boise was born in Mass. On Feb 23, 1868. He was a graduate from Fisk University in 1888. He received his doctorate at Harvard University in 1890. He became an educator and taught at such universities as Wilberforce, and Atlanta. He was a professor of Greek, Latin, Economics and History. His education carried over to writing. He was director of publications of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and founding editor of its magazine CRISIS. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Mar 2, 1994, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

George Orwell

George Orwell, a British writer, was born in Motihari, India in 1903. In India he served with the Indian Imperial Police. In 1927 he went to England in poor health and lived there for several years in poverty. Because of his experiences during these years he wrote his first book Down and out in Paris and London published in 1933. In 1936 George joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Mar 2, 1994, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Africans in America

The first Africans in America landed at Jamestown, VA in 1619. There were about 20 or so. These Africans had been on a ship bound for the Indies when the ship was robbed. The thieves carried their hostages to the shores of America and traded them for food. They became Indentured Servants to the people that accepted them in exchange for the food. They were servants for a few years then given their freedom. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Mar 2, 1994, Words: ~300, Reading Time: 2 min

Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison invented many of the items that today we take for granted. His entire adult life was devoted to inventing useful machines for society. He invented over 1,000 different items. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As a boy Thomas Edison was curious about how machines worked and how they could be made to work better. Some of the many inventions of Thomas Edison are the record player, the motion picture camera, electrical railroad, and his most famous the light bulb. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Feb 2, 1994, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was a English scientist born in 1791 and is remembered today because of his work in electricity and magnetism. Had it not been for Faraday’s work and inventions we would probably still be without generator produced electricity. Faraday’s greatest discovery occurred on October 28th, 1831. During one of his experiments he learned that electricity could be generated by means of magnetism. This discovery was not put to use until 40 years later in the arc light dynamo. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Feb 2, 1994, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Alexander Graham Bell

Although born in Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of this country’s greatest inventors. His greatest invention, the telephone, was the result of his interest in helping the deaf and hard of hearing. The first telephone was introduced to the public in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Most of those people who saw the new device did not believe it to have any future. Can you imagine a world today without the telephone! Read more...

Posted: Wed, Feb 2, 1994, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

Daniel Boone: Boy Hunter

Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania on November 4, 1734. His family was of the Quaker religion and they lived in the wilderness of Pennsylvania. There was always fear of Indian attack so everyone had to learn skills of survival. Daniel become excellent at hiding, tracking, listening, calling and directions. At age 13 he could live on his own in the wilderness. Daniel knew as much as any Indian. Because of his skills and knowledge he helped settlers by guiding them to new lands. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Mar 14, 1993, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min

The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Waner was a very good book. The main characters in the book are Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They have ran away from their grandfather. The story starts off when the four children are at a bakery. The owner is inside the store watching them look through the window at the food. They enter and ask if they can stay for the night. She says yes. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Jan 1, 1993, Words: ~200, Reading Time: 1 min