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    The Jackson Family

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    The Jackson family has been in the United States since the American Revolution and even served in the Continental Army.1 The Jackson family has been a very large since its movement to the United States. Every Jackson in Brandon Revel's bloodline has been an upstanding person, and most are well remembered even long after they have passed on. From his parents all the way back to Aldridge Jackson, born in 1799, he has an ancestry of relatives which lived mostly near where Brandon lives today. This is his ancestry from Brandon to his five times great grandfather. His ancestry begins with his mother Tina Marie Revels; she was born in Covington, Louisiana in May of 1965. She attended and graduated from Covington High School and Delta Junior…

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    During the 1960s, each member of society had a mould, a niche in which she was expected to fit. For white women it was that of a wife and child-bearer, for African American women it was that of a maid paid 95 cents an hour while being expected to put food on the table for two families, and for those born in lower social class is was that of proverbial white trash, society’s backwater. While some at this time relented to the pressure exerted upon them by social standards and expectation, social…

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    Impeachment Trials of Andrew Jackson “He is a man off courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.” Socrates quote greatly expresses the courage and determination Edmund Ross showed in the impeding impeachment trials of Andrew Jackson. Edmund Ross played a major role on American History as he fought whether to vote with his conscience or with the majority vote. First, a history on Mr. Edmund Ross is important. Edmund G. Ross served as a Republican…

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    The Help by Kathryn Stockett takes place in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. At this point in history, people of European ancestry are still held to a higher degree than African Americans. This leads to most white families hiring colored maids, referred to as the Help, who have less opportunities and privileges than the people who hire them. Over the course of the novel, the reader takes the story from the point of view of three women: Aibileen Clark, an older black maid who was born and…

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    Eudora Welty

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    peace and civility. In her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, Welty was born on April 13, 1909 to Christian and Chestina Welty. She was the youngest of three children and the only girl. Although Eudora…

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    Book Summary: The Help

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    The Help. The Help was more than a book with pages to me. It was an inspiring story about a white community in Jackson Mississippi in 1962. It explained the lives of the African American maids who worked for fairly rich white people. They would raise their children until they were older or until the family told them it was time to go. Most all white families had at least one maid if not more. The maids were most commonly called The Help. The main focus of the book was about a girl named Skeeter…

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    facilities, and other changes in the segregated society.Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council, a group formed in 1954 to resist integration of schools and civil rights activity. Evers’s more aggressive style of leadership became evident in the early 1960s, when he helped to organize the Jackson Movement, an all-out attempt to end segregation in Mississippi’s largest and most densely black-populated city. Throughout 1962 and 1963 Jackson’s…

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    Taken Against Hunting

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    No Action Should Be Taken Against Hunting; Allowing for Wildlife Conservation The year is 1912, in Jackson Hole Wyoming, the past three winters have been harsh on the land. A movement to help increase the elk herd was started two years previously. According to Steve Morriss, 2012 the writer of National Elk Refuge: 1912 – 2012, “Congress appropriated $45,000 and decreed the creation of a National Elk Refuge. The Government incorporated 1,000 acres of public land and 1,760 acres of purchased land…

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    and Junior. Her mother and father had to work out in the fields from sun up to sun down everyday. Making very very little money. Her family really struggled from poverty and would have to eat bread and…

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    hence equal rights for everyone in United States of America no matter color, creed and race. Some of these rights are righ to humane treatment, to equal education, to vote, and equal employment opportunity. Medgar Evers lived and dead fighting the cause he believed in, fight against racism and its attendant dehumanization and segregation in United States of America. He was born in Decatur, Mississippi to James and Jessie. As a child, Evers witnessed an incident where “a close friend of…

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