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Martin Luther King
Key events in the life of MLK and the civil rights movement 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr. is born to Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. on January 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. 1947 King is licensed to preach and begins assisting his father, who is a pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 1948 King is ordained as a Baptist minister on February 25. In June, he graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta and receives a scholarship to study divinity at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester,...
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Seven Guitars
Seven Guitars The play I chose for my analysis was Seven Guitars by August Wilson. Seven Guitars opened on January 21, 1995, at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Later that year on September 15, 1995, Seven Guitars opened at the Huntington Theater Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Seven Guitars premiered on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on March 28, 1996. The play Seven Guitars requires the reader to imagine the poverty and times that black people were enduring in the 1940...
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African American Music
By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the rhythm was much different. ...
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Gospel Music
By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the rhythm was much different. ...
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Robert Creeley's Life and Career
Nicholas Everett Robert Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He lost his father, and the use of his left eye, before he was 5, and was subsequently brought up on a farm in West Acton. A year with the American Field Service in India and Burma (1944/5) interrupted his time at Harvard; on his return he married, left Harvard without graduating, and, in 1948, went to New Hampshire to try subsistence farming. His attempt two years later to launch his own magazine failed, but prompted a long ...
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Musicals
As soon as movies learned to talk, they began to sing. In 1926, Warner Brothers released the short film April Showers, with Al Jolson singing a trio of songs. Jolson then starred in two silent features that included sound sequences in which he sang and spoke: The Jazz Singer (1927) and The Singing Fool (1928). By 1929, the first "all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing" musical was released: Broadway Melody, with a score by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. Produced by MGM, the studio tha...
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Sensation Novels
English (American-born) Author 1843-1916 Recalling an after-dinner visit to Charles Eliot Norton's house in Boston of 1867 (68?), Henry James had this to say of Dickens: "I saw the master -- nothing could be more evident -- in the light of an intense emotion, and I trembled, I remember, in every limb, while at the same time, by a blest fortune, emotion produced no luminous blur, but left him shining indeed, only shining with august particulars. It was to be remarked that those of his dre...
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Norman Rockwell - Propaganda or Patriotism
Introduction In the United States of America, the name Norman Rockwell conjures up images of small towns inhabited by friendly, hard-working men and women whose lives revolve around family, friends, school, and church. Rockwell entered American homes frequently on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post and other favorite magazines, confirming people's better impulses, poking gentle fun at their foibles, and reminding them of basic humanity. Norman Rockwell is revered as one of the great America...
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