Essays and Research Papers on Historical Figures

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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book, but spends a good deal of time on Chapter IX as it is argued that this chapter provides a summary of the entire work. Broad meanings are discussed. Several quotes are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper looks at New York City in the early 1990s when the city's first black mayor was criticized for cutting city jobs. Dinkins's relationship with unions is highlighted and some of the mayor's accomplishments are noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Booker T. Washington

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page report discusses the life, times, contemporaries, and accomplishments of Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915). He was fundamental in changing the perceptions of many (at least those whose vision was not clouded by racial prejudice) 19th century white and black Americans regarding the potential of “Negroes.” He was convinced that education and training was ...

This 5 page paper delves into the life of this black artist who was born in 1888 and lived through two World Wars. Biographical information is provided along with a discussion on style. The painting John Brown Going to His Hanging is discussed along with how the times in which Pippin lived influenced his ...

A 5 page overview of the meaning and intent of this early twentieth century work. Written from a structural functionalist approach, this paper attempts to use DuBois’ work to define black existence within context of the white society beside which it exists. The author of this paper contends that the ethnic relations illustrated ...

An 8 page paper which summarizes Lydia Maria Child’s “Mrs. Child’s Reply,” written in 1859 as a reply to accusations from Mrs. Margarette Mason, wife of senator James. M. Mason. In addition to the summary the paper discusses similarities between Child’s work and Linda Brent’s (Harriet Jacobs) “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” No additional sources cited. ...

This 5 page report discusses writer James Baldwin (1924-1987) Notes of a Native Son and the ways in which it blends the most fundamental issues of race with the heartache of one father and son’s relationship. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A. Philip Randolf

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page paper which presents an overview of A. Philip Randolph’s life and contributions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 9 page paper which examines various elements in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which examines the early childhood perspectives presented in “Coming of Age in Mississippi” by Anne Moody. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper is a review of this exceptional book by Dr. Martin Luther King. This paper highlights the main points of this book as well as articulates a thorough personal response to the reading material. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

5 pages in length. The Tuskegee Airmen represented a very special collection of soldiers during World War II; determined to volunteer as the first black airmen in United States military history, this unique assemblage was comprised of men from all over the country. One might readily surmise that the pride and dedication they ...


  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper examines the memoirs of Maya Angelou and Harriet Jacobs and explores what they have to offer. This paper further investigates the motivations of the authors for writing their memoirs. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

An 8 page paper which examines this important African-American journalist and historian, particularly his role in exposing the imperialistic regime of the Belgian Congo’s King Leopold II. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This is a 4 page paper discussing “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African” and the inconsistent details within the narrative which make the reader question the identity of the author. “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African” was written in ...

This 5 page paper discusses the predictions that Martin Luther King, Jr. made about the fate of America based on events which were taking place at the time. His political observations/arguments are included from the book, "Where do We Go From Here" and "Why We Can't Wait". Bibliography lists 3 sources.

5 pages in length. As two of the most outspoken and unforgettable figures in black history, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass both sought to bring about cultural, social and gender change to an otherwise intolerant white society. Their literary efforts, forever bound and protected by time, have chronicled the struggles inherent to black Americans since ...

A 10 page review of Cornel West as he is exposed through his most popular writings. This paper delves into West’s ideologies and how they relate to those of past and present black leaders. Numerous quotes are included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This is a 6 page paper discussing Robert Meacham and his influence during the Reconstruction era in Florida in the 19th century. Robert Meacham (1835-1902) was a Reverend and Senator during the Reconstruction Era in Florida in the 19th century. As a Reverend, Meacham organized the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Florida in ...

This 4 page paper refers to the novel "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", by Harriet Jacobs. Based on this book, this paper gives insight into the work which slave women were forced to contribute, often amid horrific conditions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines the conditions of Africans who come in contact with Europeans as seen from the 19th century writing of Olaudah Equiano in his narrative, and Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” which addresses the turn of the 20th century. No additional sources cited.

This is a 6 page paper identifying and describing the historical significance of ten figures, events and institutions which include: Ernest Hemingway, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Kissinger, the Freedmen’s Bureau, Plessy v. Ferguson, the American Anti-Imperialist League, the Sacco-Vanzetti Case, and Flappers. A sample of ten historical figures, cases and ...

This 5 page paper discusses the involvement of various British citizens in the anti-slavery movment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This is a 7 page paper discussing racism in Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. Joseph Conrad’s novella “Heart of Darkness” (1901) is highly controversial in regards to its racist perspective towards the African native. Although “darkness” within the story is also used to describe the darkness within all men and societies, even those within England and ...

This 9 papge paper examines the life of Booker T. Washington, and pays tribute to his accomplishments in the edcuational arena. This paper explores how his personal identity helped Washington accomplish this success. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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