Thursday, May 31, 2007

Walt Disney QD TS

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 and he died from lung cancer on December 15, 1966 at the age of 65. He was very well known from his theme park Disneyland, and he was a director, screen writer, voice actor, and an animator. After the war was when he returned to Kansas and worked as an artist. If he was still alive he would have at least 30 Billion dollars. If he was alive I would ask him what his favorite character he ever made in his life.

Lance Armstrong CD & DW

Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Texas. One of his major accomplishments was finishing 7 tour de France. One of the most interesting facts about this person is that he got cancer. If I could ask Lance Armstrong one question it would be, "How did you place first in so many races with cancer?"

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Walt Disney M.G & M.Mar

Walt Disney was born on December 5th 1901. He mover around a lot which made his life harder and he died December 15th 1966 of lung cancer. Walt Disney came up with Mickey Mouse. His first release was Steamboat Willie in 1923. In the 1930s he created Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Disneyland was opened in 1953 on a 100 acre sight. Walt Disney was the voice for Mickey Mouse for 20 years. He also won 48 academy awards and 7 Emmies. If we could ask Walt Disney any question it would be what was your inspiration for Mickey Mouse?

Lance Armstrong N.H & D.M.

Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas. At age thirteen he won the Iron Kids competition. He became a professional cyclist at age sixteen. In 1991 he won the U.S National Amateur Champion title. He first won the Tour de France in 1999 and gained much publicity. He went on to win it 6 more times in a row, setting a world record. If I could ask Lance one question, it would be: What other sports are you good at?

Walt Disney RU WZ

Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Dec. 5 1901. He died in 1966. Walt Disney had a creative mind, so he worked as a cartoonist. He made all of the Disney characters, such as Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and all the others. Walt has also created the Disney Company™, that created Disneyland and all his famous cartoons. Surprisingly, Walt Disney was a medic in World War 1. If I could ask this man a question, it would be did the war you fought in inspire or relate to any of your cartoons.

Lance Armstrong JI BL

Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano Texas. When he was only the age of thirteen he won an iron kids triathlon. When he was only sixteen he became a professional cyclist. In 1999 he declared the the athlete of the year. In 1999 he also got his first victory at the tour de France and kept winning for 7 consecutive times. Lance Armstrong was the second American to win the Tour de France. If I could ask Lance Armstrong a question I would ask what kind of training did you do to prepare for the our Tour De France.

Queen Elizabeth I by MW and LW

Queen Elizabeth, was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich Palace. Her father was Henry VIII and her mother was Anne Boleyn.Also before she was three years old her mother was beheaded. When Elizabeth grew up she became the queen of England, France and Ireland, because after her half brother died, her half sister became queen then she died in 1588 , so the made Elizabeth Queen of England at 25 years old. She was also the fifth and final monarch. She was ranked seventh in the 100 greatest Brittans in 2002. Elizabeth died in Greenwich palace on March 24, 1603 when she was seventy years old, and the years she reigned were known as the Golden Age. If we could ask Queen Elizabeth I one question it would be, " What was it like being the ruler of England", obviously we won't get an answer. Over all Queen Elizabeth was a great ruler.

Queen Elizabeth I OC & MC

Queen Elizabeth I was a phenomenal women. This person was born on September 7, 1533 in the Greenwich Palace of London. Her birth was a disgrace to King Henry VIII, her father. Henry already had a daughter and was hoping for a son. From 1533 to 1603 Elizabeth was the queen of France, Ireland, and England. Also she was the fifth and final monarch and was 25 years old when she became queen. Elizabeth I became queen because of her half sister's death in 1588. This queen died on March 24, 1603 at Richmond Palace. If we could ask this woman a question we would ask her, "What was the hardest part about ruling three different countries?" All in all, Queen Elizabeth I was a sensational person in this world.

lance armstrong DJ CA BW

Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas. Lance won the tour De France seven times. He also won the Iron Kids at age thirteen and three years later he became a pro cyclist. If we could ask him a question it would be if you could go back in time what would you do.

Amelia Eahart MM

Amelia Earhart was born in 1897. She grew up in Atchisonkan. She disappeared in 1937 and they think that she died and crash somewhere. She died, they think, at the age 40 years old.

She was the first woman to fly an airplane. Sadly she got lost and no one ever found her again.

Two facts about her was that she had a lot if guts. She traveled around the world.

If I could ask her a question, I would ask her Where did you live after the crash?

Elizabeth I AR-MCr

Queen Elizabeth I was born in the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London, on September 7th, 1533. Elizabeth was heir to the throne despite the fact that she had an older sister, Mary. Mary was not to be queen due to the fact that Elizabeth's father, Henry VII, annulled his marriage with Mary's mother, Spanish princess Catharine of Aragon. Elizabeth was named for her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth of York. Mary and Elizabeth were not very close because Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn, replaced Catharine of Aragon as queen. Elizabeth was twenty-five years old when she became Queen of England. This became her title after the death of her half-sister in 1558. She helped England escape from the rule of France and Spain and died at the age of 69 in 1603. If we could actually meet her, the first question we would ask would be, "Is it easy being Queen of England?"

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is a very strong black woman figure in history. She was born on February 4 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama and died on October 24 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. In the 1950s she refused to sit at the back of a bus. Later, in 1987 the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development was established. From 1930-1955 she was a seamstress. In 1943 she was a secretary for NAACP Montgomery branch. Rosa stood up strongly for her rights. She was brave and helped stop segregation. Rosa Parks encouraged equality and showed strong women leadership qualities. Now all races live happily and anyone can sit where they would like on a bus. You can eat anywhere, drink, have better jobs, and go to equally educated school with all races. Rosa Parks was a truly amazing historical figure.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Little Rock Nine

Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African-American high school students, who were prevented from attending Little Rock Central high in 1954. In that group were:
Ernest Green
Elizabeth Eckford
Jefferson Thomas
Terrence Roberts
Carlotta Walls Lanier
Minnijean Brown-Trickey
Gloria Ray Karlmark
Thelma Mothershed-wair
Melba Patillis

On September 27, 1957, they were allowed to go to school. But that wasn't the end of their troubles. Once they were in school, they faced mobs and gangs who wanted them to leave, and would do anything to make that happen.

What Little Rock Nine did was important because they started desegregated schools and they were brave enough to go through mobs who threatened to kill them.

Because of Little Rock Nine, everybody is allowed to go to any public school, use bathrooms and water fountains and lots of other things, are desegregated.

Also, African-American people can go to college and get good jobs

LN and SR

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks played a big role in creating equality for others. She was born February 4, 1913 and she died October 24, 2005. Rosa Parks feared hearing the KKK. She also formed the Montgomery bus boycott.

In 1957 she continued to fight for equal rights. During December 1, 1955 she didn't give up her seat to a white man. She was brought to trial after this act. It was important that she did this because it helped stop racism. This also helped launch Martin Luther King Jr.

Black people used to have to use different things such as drinking fountains that were usually worse. They couldn't go to all restaurants and they were judged on their color. Whites and blacks are now treated equal and there is less racism.

Ruby Bridges Made History!

Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. When she was six years old in 1960 she enrolled in William Frantz Public School (which wasn't an intregated school). The only teacher willing to teach Ruby was Barbara Henry. To get into the school safely Ruby had to be led by the Federal Marshal's troops. The students at the school tried to kill her, but she was brave enough to stay in school.
Today, there are no more segregated schools in the United States because of Ruby Bridges' actions. Blacks and whites can now be friends without being in danger. Ruby Bridges has changed the United States in a good way forever.

AT and JL

rosa parks

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. Rosa Parks worked in a office in Michigan. Then she retired in 1988. Rosa Parks married Raymond Parks in 1932, Raymond worked in a barber shop. In 1913 Rosa Parks stood up for herself. She sat down and refused to stand because she did not want to give her seat to a white man. Rosa parks died at 92 on October 24, 2005. Rosa Parks Congessional gold medal bears the legend ''mother of the modern day civil rights movement."


Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Unfortunately, she later died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. She was so amazing because first she went to school for black children, then she took a part in the civil rights movement by Bus Boycotting on December 1, 1955. She refused to give up her bus seat to a white person and it was required for black people to get the back of the bus if a white person "kicked" them off. This movement was important because it changed history forever. Now discrimination is outlawed.

L. J. Z.F.


Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913. She feared many things, including the Ku Klux Klan. She also started the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. In 1957 she was fighting for Civil Rights. Later in her life, in 1996, she was awarded with the Medal of Freedom. She played a big role in the Civil Rights. She received the Rosa Parks Peace Prize for her honor. Her funeral lasted for seven hours. Rosa Parks helped the world in many ways. In one way, she helped stop race discrimination. She also helped people realize what was the right thing to do. She helped save the whites and the blacks from themselves. Overall, she helped many many people in many ways.


The Freedom Riders

The freedom riders were a group of people, both black and white, who traveled around the county to help stop segregation. Some of the riders included James L Farmer, William Mahoney, John Lewis, Jim Zwerg, James Peck, George Bundy Smith, Fredrish Leonard, William Stone Coffin, and many others totaling to 436 riders. The leader of the riders was James L. Farmer, and 3/4 of the riders were under 30. The rides took place on May 4, 1961, because of the court decision Bonton vs. Virginia in 1960. They followed each other in "sit-ins" of segregated lunches. They forced the U.S. to create anti-segregation laws. They wanted to change segregation laws because the blacks weren't treated as well as others. The freedom riders helped change how we are today by influencing people to help boycott and take a part in a sit-in. They were an effective, non-violent group that worked together to help end segregation.

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Not Afraid to Take a Stand

You may know her as Rosa Parks, but she really should be known as Lady Freedom. Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa Parks grew up on a small little farm in Alabama with her maternal grandparents and her brother named Sylvester. Rosa Parks was a very extraordinary student, and was one of the few blacks who went to a college, a State Teacher Collage. Rosa Parks started a lifelong membership at an African Methodist Episcopal Church. This experience was what encouraged her to become a Civil Rights Activist. Later on in her life she was dubbed, " Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the middle of the bus. Normally blacks had to sit in the back or in the middle, but if a white did not have a seat then black had to give up their seat in the middle to go sit either in the back or had to stand up. Rosa had a seat in the middle and a white needed a seat. She refused to get up, leaving the white to stand. Rosa took a stand for blacks all over the world, and went to jail because of it. Rosa is quoted as saying "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically tired, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was 42. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." This act is now known all over the world. Rosa Parks died October 24, 2005 , but she will always be remembered. If Rosa Parks wouldn't have had the courage to take a stand the world that we know today would not be the same. Today people respect blacks because of what Rosa Parks did. Our world is a better place because of it. So every time you take a look at our peaceful world you think of Rosa, and thank her for her courage.


The One and Only Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Eventually she died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit. Her furneral lasted seven hours long! She was known as the "Mother of Modern Day Civil Rights Movement." Her famous action was refusing to give her seat up to a white man on December 1, 1955. She was a leader in the Civil Right Movement along with MLK. Her Actions triggered the Montgumory Bus Boycott in 1955. One of her most important actions was triggering the Montgumory Bus Boycott. Another important action was starting the USA Civil Rights Movements. Her actions were one of the first of the NAACP in order to gain rights. After her action, she became a symbol of peace for the non-violent protest. All of of Rosa's actions changed the way we live today and we will surely never forget her. KM & JL

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was a black woman who is said to be the "Mother of modern-day civil rights movement." She was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. She was a black woman who helped start the Montgomery bus boycott. On December 1st 1955, she wouldn't give up her seat to a white person who wanted her seat. Then she was arrested and put on trial for civil disobedience which triggered the Montgomery bus boycott.


Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama February 4th 1913. She was home schooled until she was 11. On December 1st 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus she was riding. She was arrested for this, and her trial was on Monday December 5 1995. Her actions on the bus triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, so many people stopped riding the segregated buses because they thought they were unfair. In 1979 Rosa received an award from the National Association for colored people. Rosa was important because it showed people that they could stand up for there rights without fighting, and she became a symbol of the power of non violent protest. If Rosa had not stood up for blacks it is very likely people wouldn't have seen how unfair the Jim Crow Laws were, and not stand out against them. Today blacks can vote, write what they want about who they want, get jobs, and are treated equal to all whites. Rosa Parks passed away in Detroit Michigan on October 24th 2005; she was 92 years old. Her funeral lasted 7 hours which showed how important she was to everyone.


The Freedom Riders

The Freedom Riders were a group of people who were fighting for racial equality and civil rights. They would go on buses from town to town trying to convince people to help them.
Some of the most known freedom riders include:
  • James L. Farmer
  • William Mahoney
  • John Louis
  • Jim Zwerg
  • James Peck
  • George Bundy Smith
  • Fredrick Leonard
Not only were they black, but they had whites fighting also. 3/4 of the people were under 30 years old.
Their rides of freedom began in Washington D.C. in May 4, 1961. They continued their journey throughout the south. They had many encounters with violence along the way. One event was when one Greyhound bus they were traveling in was firebombed, and another a group of them were beaten in a alley way by racists.
What they did eventually put a stop to segregation and discrimination in our nation.

NR and JH

6-year-old Courage

Imagine going to a new school with new kids and basically a new life. But in this school, everyone hates you, and not because you're mean, but simply because you are black. This is exactly what Ruby Bridges did at the age of six when she enrolled in William Frantz Elementary School in 1960. The only teacher that was willing to teach Ruby was named Barbara Henry. All of the other teachers refused to teach a black student. But this was a small punishment compared to what other white kids were threatening to do. In fact, Ruby needed federal marshal's protection to enter the school. Becoming a part of an all-white school took an immense amount of courage, but this six year old girl did it. Thanks to her and many other freedom-fighters, kids of all colors and ages can now come to the same school and live without fear or racism. Now, Ruby Bridges has four kids and a husband, living the life no black person could have imagined back then. But thankfully, "back then" is not now.

-E.R. and E.S.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rosa Parks is the best!!!!!!

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 and died October 24, 2005. She was an African American who worked as a civil rights activist and seamstress. On December 1, 1955, Parks refused to give her seat to a white person. James Blakes, the bus driver, demanded Parks give the seat to the white person. She didn't do it and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her bravery was important because black people couldn't do a lot of things that white people can do.


Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine was a group of people that made a big difference in the academic world for black students. The group contained nine people by the names of: Ernest Grein, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefforson Tomhas, Terrence Roberts, Corlotta Walls Lonier, Mimnijean Bown-Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mother-Shed-Wair, and Melma Pattillo Beals.
During the Civil Rights Movements, black people were treated very poorly and weren't considered equal to white's. On, Monday September 23rd 1957, the Little Rock Nine were escorted by police into the Little Rock's Central High-school. They were the first blacks to attend this high-school.
This was a major jump for the black education.


Ruby Bridges Rocks!!!

Ruby Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi in 1954, and she was born into poverty. Later in life, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. She became famous because she was the first black person to be enrolled to a white school. While she walked to the school, people threw trash and other objects at her. Some people even threatened to kill her if she didn't go back to a black school. But she was kept safe by marshals.

Her first day of fame was November 14, 1960. At that day, she was six years old. She was part of a program that selected very special black kids that got to go into a white school. Since she was black, she was the only student in her class because no one wanted to be in a black girl's class.

This was important because now schools are not segregated partially because of her. If it wasn't for her, you might not be sitting next to the person next to you right now. But even today, some people are still segregated by the color of their skin. Today, she is still alive and her story has become a book.

By The Awesome TF and JC

Monday, February 26, 2007

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