History

Ed Roberts, Disability Rights Leader

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Edward Verne Roberts: 1939-1995
Edward was the first student with a big disability to attend to University of California, Berkeley. He was the leader of disability rights movement. After getting polio as a teenager, he had problems breathing and breathed…

Nelson Rockefeller, N.Y. Governor & U.S. Vice President

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Nelson Rockereller
Nelson Rockefeller was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, on July 8, 1908, and died in Manhattan, New York, on January 26, 1979. He lived in New York for some time and was governor there. He also for some…

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Mission Astronaut

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Buzz A;drin
Buzz Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on January 20,1930. His mother, Marlon Moon, was the daughter of an Army chaplain. He is still alive. He was in the world’s first successful spacewalk. Then in 1969, Buzz…

Harriet Tubman, Slave and Freedom Fighter

Thursday, April 26, 2012She was born in 1820 in the time when slavery was allowed. She was the greatest slave rescuer in the Underground Railway during the Civil War.
Harriet Tubman
When she was a child, she was taken away south.  She went…

Robert Rauschenberg, Painter and Sculptor

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg was born on October 22, 1925, and died on May 12, 2008. He was a world famous painter and sculptor. His disability was dyslexia. That didn’t stop him painting and sculpting. Teachers could help people like…

William Hoy, Baseball Pioneer (1862-1961)

Thursday, April 26, 2012
William Hoy
William Ellsworth Hoy inspired me because he played baseball with a disability. He had meningitis as a little boy. Meningitis is when this liquid that is near your brain and it gets damaged. In result he became deaf…

Ludwig Von Beethoven, Composer & Pianist

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Ludwig Von Beethoven was a German composer and pianist and was a crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in western art music. He was Deaf, and for some strange reason, some people…

Daniel Inouye, War Hero and U.S. Senator

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Senator Daniel Inouye
Daniel Inouye was born on September 7, 1924. While he was in WWII, he tragically lost one of his arms.  Even though he lost one of his arms, he still won the medal of honor. Right now,…

Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham was born on February 12 1809 in Illinois and was assassinated on April 15 1865. He served as president from 1861-1865. A poor family raised Lincoln. They couldn’t afford to send him to school, so he was…

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