Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hansberry’s life, family, & cultural heritage (per 2)

Loraine Hansberry’s African Heritage (site 1)

Loraine Hansberry’s African Heritage (site 2)
The links that I got contains a whole lot of information on Lorraine Hansberry having to deal with segregation, discrimination and other things that you would of never pictured. Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago on May 19, 1930 she was the youngest. When she got older about eight they were the first black family to move into a white neighborhood. Lorraine’s play had a very great impact during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Her play addressed the role of black people and the feminist issue. Lorraine Hansberry was really inspired by Langston Hughes. It also contained information on her father on how he was and inspiration to a university.


Paul Robinson (Hansberry's uncle) (site 1)
In 1915 Paul Robinson won a four-year scholarship to Rutgers University. He encountered some violence and racism, but nonetheless earned 15 varsity letters in baseball and basketball, and was twice named to the All-American football team, and finally, 13 years after his death, was admitted to the Football Hall of Fame. In later years, his name was removed from the Rutgers football team in reaction to his troubles with the Senator McCarthy hearings and the U.S. State Department's actions against him. This resulted in Rutgers having a football team of only ten players for those past years of Paul Robeson's stardom. Paul decided to study law, and graduated from Columbia Law School, the third black man to do so. But when he faced the realities of a Negro practicing law, and could do not get a white secretary to take his dictation, Paul Robeson decided his future might be in other pursuits, and answered requests to make movies and give concerts. This man, who became the most prominent baritone singer of his time, was denied membership in his college choir because of restrictions of campus social life denying Negroes participation.


Howard University (site 1)
This clip is the Howard University’s Marching band practicing. Howard University has many extra curricular activities that their students are involved in that makes their school life more enjoyable. Pay attention to the instruments.

Howard University (site 2)
After the Civil War, the First Congregational Society of Washington wanted to set up a school for African American clergymen. It was named after General Oliver O. Howard who was a civil war hero and founder. On March 2, 1867, The University charter as enacted by Congress approved Howard as a school of liberal arts, services. Now Howard U has 12 schools, and Howard University is one of only 48 U.S. private. The University continues to attract the nation’s top students and produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world.


The Belgian Congo (site 1)
This link has an essay that generally elaborates on King Leopold II and the development of his Belgian empire. Also, there is a lot of background information about King Leopold's background and how he went about running the region, as far as trade, rules, the discipline and more about economy.

The Belgian Congo (site 2)
This article further discusses how negatively the King ran the colony. It also mentions information about his cruel treatments to the people in the empire and relationships with different governments of Europe.

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