Frank Rizzo

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  • Ninth Street Market Analysis

    change the image of the city into a more positive one. The design and theme of the street murals depend on the input of the neighborhood residents, often suggesting themes that are important within a specific community. The mural well known within the Ninth Street Market is of controversial figure and former mayor Frank Rizzo. He was in office from 1972 to 1980 and passed away in 1991. Rizzo was a strong supporter of the political power of the white ethnic people in regards to the developing political power of the African Americans in the community. Artist, Diane Keller, was the primary painter of the mural; she felt that the negative feelings toward the mural were stemmed from Rizzo’s “aggressive, larger-than-life imposing figure”. In 1999, the mural was defaced with gray paint, but has since been redone. The theme of the mural of Frank Rizzo has a deeper meaning for some in contrast to him being a former mayor of the city. Behind Rizzo is a view of the Italian Market, where many immigrants made a living and continue to do so. Below is a photo of the iconic mural. Ironically, my Aunt Agnes Bonuomo Viso was born and raised in the building with the mural of Frank Rizzo, located at the corner of Ninth and Melrose in the Italian Market. This was probably the first mural I ever saw in the city and I think of it as a symbol of Philadelphia, on a personal level of course. My family and I would visit my Aunt monthly to have a traditional Italian Sunday dinner with her. We loved…

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  • The Impact Of Charlemagne On Christianity In The Carolingian Period

    After he would conquer a region, he would require the defeated Saxons to convert to Christianity, and be baptised. When the war finally ended, the terms Charlemagne laid out for and accepted by the Saxons included, “...namely that they would reject the worship of demons, abandon their ancestral [pagan] rites, take up the Christian faith and the sacraments of religion, and unite with the Franks in order to form a single…

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  • Amy Winehouse's Concert Report

    The concert that I will be critiquing is the late Amy Winehouse, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England. On May 29th 2007, solo artist, Amy Winehouse performed along with her backing band, a soul group called The Dap-Kings. I chose to view this concert because Amy is my all-time favorite jazz/ soul singer. Amy performed songs from her masterpiece album "Back To Black" and a few songs from her debut album, "Frank". The Dap-Kings, male only band, consists of Dale Davis on the bass, Zalon…

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  • Charlemagne Dbq Analysis

    Charlemagne reformed Europe for the better. He was a real force in the European empire; his people idolized him during his reign. He really innovated the empire. Charlemagne united the Germanic tribes because he forced them to convert to Christian (R) (P), he had a good relationship with foreign dignitaries (P). Finally, he created a one rule set.(P) (S) Charlemagne forced the Avars to accept Baptism. For example the document shows,”Charlemagne's armies would force the Avars to accept…

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  • Analysis Of Alfred In G. K. Chesterton's The Ballad Of The White Horse

    Alfred the Great, the famous Saxon King during the late 800s is the main character in G.K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse. History tells us that Alfred is the one responsible for protecting England’s Christian religion from Danish pagans in England. Alfred lost much of his authoritative power as a result of the successful attacks from Danish tribes. Reacting quickly, Alfred constructs an army by asking three of his closest friends, better known as chiefs, to each assemble an…

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  • Charlemagne: The Father Of Medieval Europe

    Charlemagne is considered as “the father of Europe.” During the years that Charlemagne ruled, he made many contributions for the future of medieval Europe. “Charlemagne was a determined and decisive man, intelligent and inquisitive. A fierce warrior, he was also a wise patron of learning and a resolute statesman.” (Spielvogel 215). Although Charlemagne corrupted the system of government to where we would maintain power, Charlemagne made many contributions for the success of medieval Europe. The…

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  • Animal Farm Essay: Is Lying Ever Okay?

    Research for Reason #2 (at least 2 sources) The Diary of Anne Frank- Anne Frank and her family are Jews in the 40’s hiding from the Nazis in fear of being taken to a concentration camp. They end up hiding in a part of her father’s office called the Annex, and others must lie saying there are no Jews living there in order to spare the Franks’ lives. http://www.officer.com/article/10232601/ends-justify-means-every-time This article discusses why lying can be beneficial in a hostage situation, as…

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  • Charlemagne's Expansion Of Christianity

    universal expansion of Christianity. Pagans proved to be exceptionally defiant toward converting to Christianity, which led the Franks to believe they rightfully needed to enforce a religious transformation across Europe by any means possible. The Saxons Wars and Vikings raids in Paris stressed the need for Franks to define violence as God’s tool…

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  • The Magyar People: A Comparative Analysis

    In the latter half of the ninth century AD, a tribal confederation from the Asian steppes began a migration into eastern and central Europe. Initially staying on the fringes of Christendom, these peoples soon came head-to-head with the established power of central Europe, the kingdom of the Eastern Franks. In the opening years of the conflict, the Magyars, as they were known (later known as the Hungarians) created a crisis which threatened the survival of the Eastern Frankish kingdom. The…

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  • Hinduism Vs Islam Essay

    for Timur. Tamerlane was a great conquer who swept across Eurasia conquering the lands. Timur began building his might empire and he ruled until his death in 1405. He was the last of the fierce nomadic leaders. 6. Trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean Trade in Africa ¬ - Trans-Saharan were overland trade routes that linked the sub-Sahara west Africa to the Mediterranean area. This trade route opened the eastern hemisphere to the African traders. The Indian Ocean Trade was a water route that linked…

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