History

Alicia Alonsa Martinez, Cuban Ballerina

Thursday, April 26, 2012Alicia Alonso Martinez is a well-known ballerina. It is staggering that she can still be a ballerina even though her disability is being a practically blind person. Alicia was born on December 21, 1920 in Havana, Cuba. She is now…

Harold John Russell, Actor and Veteran Activist

Thursday, April 26, 2012Harold John Russell was born in Nova Scotia in 1914. His family moved to Cambridge Massachusetts after his father died in 1919. When training in paratroopers at camp MacKall NC on June 6th, 1944, the TNT he was using exploded…

Lewis Carrol, Author, Mathematician, Logician, etc.

Thursday, April 26, 2012Born 27th of January, 1832, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, or otherwise known as Lewis Carrol, was a famous English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. He is most loved by many people, including me, because of his classic book, Alice’s…

Ed Roberts, Disability Rights Leader

Thursday, April 26, 2012Edward 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 in a respirator. He…

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

Thursday, April 26, 2012Nelson 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 time lived…

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Mission Astronaut

Thursday, April 26, 2012Buzz 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 Aldrin and…

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. When she was a child, she was taken away south.  She went back and…

Robert Rauschenberg, Painter and Sculptor

Thursday, April 26, 2012Robert 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 Robert by…

William Hoy, Baseball Pioneer (1862-1961)

Thursday, April 26, 2012William 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 at the…

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