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Satyagraha, A Weapon Of Non-vi
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... goals, and would welcome and embrace suffering in the process. Gandhi and his faithful followers used civil disobedience as a tool for social reform and consequently with great fortitude, were subject to continuous imprisonment and instances of harsh beatings. They exhibited a vow of fearlessness. They strived to eliminate discrimination and inequity in South Africa and India and they welcomed personal suffering to do so. Civil disobedience, however, would not be effective without the moral power of, and commitment to, Satyagraha. Gandhi's concept of Satyagraha was a way of living during a time of oppression, ...

Kurt Cobain: Collection Of Personal Accounts From Family Relatives
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... see a nobility about Kurt that he had never seen in anyone in all his 70 years. One time, Gramps invited Kurt along on one of our steelhead fishing trips. We were spread out a few hundred feet apart along the Wynooche River. All of a sudden, we heard this horrendous combination of screaming, warbling and yodeling from Kurt, who was upstream and out of sight. Gramps told me to run up there and help Kurt, who must have hooked a big fish. When I reached Kurt, he didn't even have his line in the water. When I asked him what was going on, he just looked at me with those piercing eyes and huge grin. He said, "Oh, I'm ...

Martin Luther King Jr.
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... heavily armed and hostile Alabama police force, this showed his leadership skills at sharing the responsibilities as well as the opportunities that come with being a leader. He never argued, he only communicated efficiently and peacefully with the opposition. King realized that all around him there was hostility, so he counteracted this with an anti-violence approach. He had plenty of commitment to his cause and showed unquestioned patience at all times, even going to jail and undergoing racial abuse to further his beliefs. Martin Luther King, Jr. had plenty of authority, power and efficiency to get his ideas acro ...

Zora Neale Hurston
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... southern black vernacular(Hook She was a woman who found her place, though unstable, in a typical male profession. Hurston was born on January 7, 1891 in Eatonville, Florida, the first all-incorporated black town in America. She found a special thing in this town, where she said, "& [I] grew like a like a gourd and yelled bass like a gator," (Gale, 1). When Hurston was thirteen she was removed from school and sent to care for her brother's children. She became a member of a traveling theater at the age of sixteen, and then found herself working as a maid for a ...

Geroffrey Chaucer
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... around 1343.1 He was the son of Agnes de Copton and John Chaucer, a prosperous wine merchant. The name, from chaussier (French term for shoes), indicates ancestors who were shoemakers.2 In 1357, when he was approximately 14 years old, he was old enough to enroll as a page in a noble household- the household of King Edward's son Prince Lionel and his wife Elizabeth. This is known from “…an entry in Countess Elizabeth's household account book, which records the purchase of a suit of clothes for Geoffrey Chaucer, including a pair of red and black hose and a pair of shoes.”1 This being his first c ...

Malcolm X
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... In 1946 Malcolm was sentenced to prison for burglary. While in prison, Malcolm became interested in the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Black Muslims, also called the Nation of Islam. Malcolm spent his time in jail educating himself and learning more about the Black Muslims, who advocated racial separation (Islam itself does not encourge or accept racism or racial separation but the Black Muslims group of that time did). When Malcolm was released in 1952, he joined a Black Muslim temple in Detroit, and took the well known name of . In 1958 he married Betty Shabazz, and together they had six ...

Richard The Iii
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... false and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up, About a prophecy, which says that 'G' Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.(I,I, ) And this is where King Edward the IV comes up with the assumption that their brother(George Duke Of Clarence) is going to murder him. So King Edward locks George up in the tower after Richard tells him about his false dream. Then Richard works his deceiving mind on George saying, “And whatsoever you will employ me in,/Were it to call King Edward’s widow sister,/ I will perform it to enfranchise you.” (I,I, ) And what ...

JFK: Was His Assassination Ine
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... groups: Russians, Cubans, Mobsters (Organized Crime/Mafia), Special Agents (CIA), G-men (J. Edgar Hoover's FBI), Rednecks and Oilmen (Right-wing Extremists), and the MIC (Military Industrial Complex). Each group had its own motives for killing John F. Kennedy. Many of these groups that wanted JFK dead are very closely intertwined, so in order to understand each group, they will each be analyzed seperately. In order to better understand the relationship between JFK, the Cubans and Russians, several important events must be mentioned and discussed. Two of the most important foreign affairs in Kennedy's preside ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson And Henry David Thoreau
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... and perfection of nature. Both men felt a deep love, admiration, and vital connection to not only physical nature, but also spiritual nature. Thoreau's connection with nature was strong. In fact, he once wrote in his journal, "I seem to see somewhat more of my own kith and kin in the lichens on the rocks than in any books" (Thoreau 252). The connection he felt with the earth began at the mere age of five. At this young age, he was moved from the bustling city of Boston to a completely foreign setting: the Massachusetts countryside. It was after that move that Thoreau realized what had been missing in his life. ...

Laura Secord
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... he moved his family to Upper Canada. When Laura was eighteen they moved again to Bustling Port, which is near the Niagara River below the falls. After Laura had moved there she met a young man named James Secord. After dating for a long period of time, James asked Laura to marry him. They married in 1797 at the Church of England. They were very wealthy. Laura was a big help to James in his business since she came from such an affluent family. By 1812, the Secord's had five children, two servants, a small pleasant house and a wealthy store. When they first got married, they lived in St. Davids and after bei ...

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