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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Baseball has always been America's national pastime. In the early and all the way into the mid 50's, baseball was America and America was baseball. The only thing lacking in the great game was the absence of African American players and the presence of an all white sport. America still wasn't friendly or accepted the African American race and many still held great prejudice towards them. All this would change when the general manager of

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    The grandson of a slave, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was the youngest of five children. Jackie grew up very poor, but little did he know that his athletic ability would open the doors for his future. After his father deserted the family when Jackie was six months old, his mother, Mallie Robinson, moved the family to California in search of work. California also subjected blacks to

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Max
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Born: Jan. 31, 1919 in Cairo, GA Died: Oct. 24, 1972 in Stamford, CT Years with Dodgers: 1947-56 Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1962 The social impact of Jackie Robinson’s inclusion into Major League Baseball in 1947 resonates as one of the civil rights movement’s most significant triumphs. For Robinson, the first African-American to have the opportunity to participate in the major leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers, it was all about playing the game. But,

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Baseball has always been America’s national pastime. In the early and all the way into the mid 50’s, baseball was America and America was baseball. The only thing lacking in the great game was the absence of African American players and the presence of an all white sport. America still wasn’t friendly or accepted the African American race and many still held great prejudice towards them. All this would change when the general manager of

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave. Jackie was the youngest of five children. When he was six months old, his father deserted the family. His mother moved them to California where it was easier for blacks to live and get work. In those days, life was very hard for black people in the South. This upset young Jackie. He became very involved in sports. He

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson Before the Major League This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born in Cairo, Georgia, Robinson moved with his mother and siblings to Pasadena, California in 1920, after his father deserted the family. At the University of California, Los Angeles, he was a star player of football, basketball, track, and baseball; the only athlete in UCLA history to letter in four different sports. He played with Kenny Washington, who

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: regina
  • Jackie Robinson - the Black Messiah of Baseball

    Jackie Robinson - the Black Messiah of Baseball

    English Skills 1 May 16, 2007 The Black Messiah of Baseball Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children. Robinson grew up in an area of poverty, and he also became affiliated with a neighborhood gang in his youth. (2) He was persuaded by his friend named Carl Anderson to abandon the gang. In 1935, Robinson enrolled into John Muir High School. There he

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Jack
  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock

    Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912, the youngest of five sons. His father was a farmer and later a land surveyor for the government. He grew up in Arizona and Chico, California, studying at Los Angeles' Manual Arts High School. During his early life, he experienced Indian culture while on surveying trips with his father. In 1929, following his brother Charles, he moved to New York City, where they both studied under Thomas

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Max
  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock

    Paul Jackson Pollock was born January 28, 1912, in Cody, Wyoming. He grew up in Arizona and California and in 1928 began to study painting at the Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles. In the fall of 1930, Pollock moved to New York and studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League. Benton encouraged him throughout the succeeding decade. By the early 1930s, Pollock knew and admired the murals of Josй Clemente Orozco

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Janna
  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock

    The dominant figure that steered the course of the Abstract Expressionist movement was the infamous painter Jackson Pollock. He was born Paul Jackson Pollock in Cody, Wyoming on January 28, 1912. He was the fifth and youngest son and grew up in Arizona and California after his family left him when he was a little over one year old. Pollock's artistic journey began at the Manual Arts School in Los Angeles, California where he joined

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Jackson Pollock’s Biography

    Jackson Pollock’s Biography

    The central figure that charted the course of the Abstract Expressionist movement was the deeply troubled painter Jackson Pollock. He was born Paul Jackson Pollock in Cody, Wyoming on January 28, 1912. He was the fifth and youngest son and grew up in Arizona and California after his family left him when he was a little over one year old. Pollock's artistic journey began at the Manual Arts School in Los Angeles, California where he

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence's unique career has earned him a National Medal Of Arts , election to the National Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design,a National Council of the Arts commisionership, and dozens of honorary degrees and awards, including the NAACP's Spingarn Medal. His paintings has been freatured in several major art exhibitions and many different museums. Lawrence's parents came from the south but they moved to Harlem where Lawrence

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence's unique career has earned him a National Medal Of Arts , election to the National Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design,a National Council of the Arts commisionership, and dozens of honorary degrees and awards, including the NAACP's Spingarn Medal. His paintings has been freatured in several major art exhibitions and many different museums. Lawrence's parents came from the south but they moved to Harlem where

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Jacqueline onassis Bouvier Kennedy

    Jacqueline onassis Bouvier Kennedy

    A woman with many talents, just like an artist with many mediums, Jacqueline Onassis Bouvier Kennedy was an exceedingly brilliant woman of her time. But a single title over shadowed the contributions Jacqueline Kennedy gave to the nation as the, “The Presidents Wife”, rarely was she acknowledged for her gifts. Named “Debutante of the Year,” she was simply known as “Jackie” to the American public. Born in South Hampton, New York in 1929, Jackie

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Jake Burton

    Jake Burton

    Jake Burton Jake Burton is one of the most influential pioneers in the snowboard industry. Jake was born on April 29, 1954 in Stowe, Vermont. Jake's biggest inspiration in snowboarding came from his uncle, John Burton. John was the one who taught Jake how to surf, which led to Jake wanting to be able to surf the snow. Jake first took his thought of wanting to surf the snow to Birch Hill ski resort in

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Jake Burton

    Jake Burton

    Jake Burton Jake Burton is one of the most influential pioneers in the snowboard industry. Jake was born on April 29, 1954 in Stowe, Vermont. Jake’s biggest inspiration in snowboarding came from his uncle, John Burton. John was the one who taught Jake how to surf, which led to Jake wanting to be able to surf the snow. Jake first took his thought of wanting to surf the snow to Birch Hill ski resort in

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Jamaica Kincaid

    Jamaica Kincaid

    Jamiaca Kincaid Few writers set the boundary between poetry and prose as eloquently and elegantly as Jamaica Kincaid does. Born on the island of Antigua, she has become one of the most influential and important authors of post colonial writing today. Jamaica Kincaid was born as Elaine Potter Richardson, in 1949 in St. John's, Antigua. At first, as an only child, Kincaid maintained a close relationship with her mother until the age of nine, when

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Tasha
  • James Alan McPherson

    James Alan McPherson

    James Alan McPherson, an essayist, short-story writer and critic, is among the generation of African American writers and intellectuals who were inspired and mentored by Ralph Ellison. Ralph Ellison was a highly acclaimed scholar and writer. Ellison used racial issues to express universal dilemmas of identity and self-discovery, but didn’t use his writing as a propaganda tool to heighten his people. "Literature is colorblind," he once said “and it should be read and judged in

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Fonta
  • James B. McMillan

    James B. McMillan

    James B. McMillan was about 5 when he saw the Ku Klux Klan horsewhip his mother. It was supposed to deter any other blacks who might be tempted to stand up for themselves. But McMillan was not deterred. He got angry and stayed that way long enough to overturn the Jim Crow policies that once earned Las Vegas the name "The Mississippi of the West." McMillan, a Las Vegas dentist and former president of the

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Max
  • James Baldwin

    James Baldwin

    As a man of faith, James Baldwin led a life different from his beliefs. An openly gay black man, he became a spokesmen condemning discrimination of gays and the Civil Rights of blacks. Nevertheless, Baldwin’s attributes as a writer are undeniable. Even the confused of souls serve the purpose of design; spiritually speaking. Oddly enough Jimmy was the epitome, or at least a constant advocate, of universal love and brotherhood. Baldwin, in his lifetime, was

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Wendy
  • James Dean

    James Dean

    In the early 50s, America was introduced to one of the most influential people of this time. Although he may not have starred in many films, James Dean became very famous in the entertainment field even after his death. A star onscreen, Dean’s life outside of film was dreary and lonesome at times. His other hobby, street racing, ultimately led to his death at the young age of 24. Just like The Eagles stated in

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Wendy
  • James Dean

    James Dean

    James Dean Born: February 8, 1931 Marion, Indiana Died: September 30, 1955 Paso Robles, California American actor Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Today I would like to talk about James Byron Dean who was a legendary film star of his generation and died at an early age Childhood (fotos auch von mutter vater tante onkel farm) James Dean was born on February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana, he was the only child of Winton and

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    Submitted: December 2, 2015 By: steevejoobs
  • James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1789 to William and Elizabeth Cooper. He was born the eleventh of twelve children. When James was one year old the family moved to the frontier of Lake Otsego, New York, and his father established the settlement of Cooperstown at the head of the Susquehanna River. Cooper attended a private prep school in Albany, New York, and was then admitted

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper

    James Fenimore Cooper was one of the pioneers in American novel writing. Cooper used the life and things he had experienced and turned them into best-selling novels that have held up throughout the years. He became famous with the publication of the wilderness adventures. Along with the success these books brought, so to came some criticism. To truly understand Coopers books you have to delve deeply into them and know from where he got the

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mike
  • James Gergory

    James Gergory

    James Gregory was born in the Manse of Drumoak. This is a small parish on the river Dee, about fifteen kilometres west of Aberdeen. His father was John Gregory and his mother was Janet Anderson. John Gregory had studied at Marischal College in Aberdeen, then gone on to study theology at St Mary's College in the University of St Andrews before spending his life in the parish of Drumoak. Turnbull writes [20]:- [John Gregory] was

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • James Gregory

    James Gregory

    James Gregory is described as "the greatest scientist associated it St. Andrews". Gregory contributed many diverse consepts and helped spread the new teachings of his time. CHILDHOOD & EDUCATION James Gregory was born in a small town just outside of Aberdeen, called Drmoak, Scotland. When he was little James suffered from quartan fever for a year and a half. Because of the fever he was afflicted with fevers in 72 hour intervals. His mother introduced

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Edward
  • James Knox Polk

    James Knox Polk

    Some consider President James Polk to be a forgotten president. His name is hardly spoken of when considering the “great” presidents. He, in fact however helped to increase the United States by one-forth of its size. By doing this he shaped the country into what we now know it looks like. A simple man in nature he went on to do many a great things. Personal Life James Knox Polk was born on November 2,

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Janna
  • James Madison

    James Madison

    James Madison, (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States of America. Although he served eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, and as president, Madison's principal contribution to the founding of the United States was as "Father of the Constitution." Madison's place among the Founding Fathers reveals the essential qualities of his public career. Jefferson had a superior vision of the potential for life under republican

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • James Madison

    James Madison

    James Madison was born March 16, 1751 he was the fourth president of the United States. He attended the college of New Jersey. He is often known as "the father of the constitution." He helped make the u.s fedral system, and help design the checks and balences. Before becoming presidnet he was secretary of state when Thomas Jefferson was president. He and Thomas were good friends. James Madison would try to keep the USA

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Mike
  • James Madison

    James Madison

    James Madison, (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States of America. Although he served eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, and as president, Madison's principal contribution to the founding of the United States was as "Father of the Constitution." Madison's place among the Founding Fathers reveals the essential qualities of his public career. Jefferson had a superior vision of the potential for life under republican

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Jon
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