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    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin was a highly admired American historian and social activist, he is best known for his scholarship that focused on Southern history and racial politics. His groundbreaking work, From Slavery to Freedom, was first released in 1947 and sold more than three million copies worldwide and with many other titles to follow (Yarrow). Apart from being an historian and author, Franklin was also former president for many honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. In order to recognize his contribution to society and culture in the United States, Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor in…

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    John Hope Franklin tells a story of something that happened when he was only seven years old in the story of “The Train from Hate”. It involves Franklin’s father which had moved to Tulsa to be able to support his family, while John, his mother, and his sister had still lived in Rentiesville Oklahoma. After researching more into the story I found that Charles Haskins, had done a lecture on Franklin, explaining Franklin’s father did not feel safe with his family being around the racial riots…

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    Lugenia Burns Hope was a twentieth-century civil rights activist and social reformer who worked steadfastly to rebuild black communities using grassroots politics and community ties. Hope was no stranger to hard work. From an early age, Hope worked full time at organizations like Hull House— a settlement organization founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr dedicated to providing European Immigrants with amenities such as daycare services, libraries, employment and education. Her infectious…

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    Everyone faces hardships differently, and with every hardship, individuals have the verdict of whether to persevere or surrender. In the novel Nectar in a Sieve, the author Kamala Markandaya explores themes of optimism and how it weaves its way into the hardships of Rukmani’s and Nathan’s lives. Throughout the novel, the family faced many challenges. These challenges were indeed difficult at times, but certainly not impossible to deal with when one is in an optimistic state of mind. Though…

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    between the ages ten and twenty-four. That results in approximately four thousand and six hundred deaths according to the CDC’s survey conducted last year. Among teenagers, suicide is a highly recognized issue. It is an extremely relatable matter due to the fact that it can happen to literally anyone, a family member or dear friend for example. Many forms of media have been dedicated to this prevailing issue such as songs. Thousands of songs have been made where the artist pours out their…

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    losing hope can make a huge difference in how you act and what happens moving on in your life. For example if you have hope that you can win a marathon your chances would be much more than those who say I will never win this marathon I’m too slow. So basically if you want something to happen just have a lot of hope and hopefully you could win. The meaning of hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen which connects to the hunger games because for Katniss to win the…

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    The Benefits of Optimism During Conflict “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible” (Winston Churchill). Positivity is a valuable mindset, yet can be acquired by even those in the direst of conditions and those who have the meagerest of resources. Through all the hardships and difficulties in the world, it is those with optimism that persevere, inspire, and overcome the suffering. It is those who forgive and spread their positivity that heal from…

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    Hope helps us to live through tough times. When we stay positive about our future, and feel that we have to fight to win the problems you are dealing with, our probability to succeed increases. Remember that our subconscious mind is the most powerful thing on this earth. With its help, you can make an impossible possible, or win a war. For example, from the book The Absolutely True Diary Part-Time Indian demonstrates various ways of hope and dreams found in the book. Junior's experience, they're…

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    What is the difference between being hopeful or hopeless? Some define hopeful as being optimistic. To be hopeful is to be inspired or driven towards future events. Hope is something that keeps humanity from giving up too easily. It’s the little something inside of people who tells them there’s still a shot, keep trying, but at the same time there could be an absence of hope. When you are hopeless it is a totally different feeling. Hopeless, instead of creating a feeling of inspiration, often…

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    “We got one.” Those words rang in Frank Maher’s ears as his truck pulled out of the fire station. The thick, black smoke could be seen from the instant they pulled out of the station. His group, consisting of 3 firefighters instead of the usual 4, was going to be the first at the scene, where someone had reported a fire at an apartment complex. Having served as a firefighter for 34 years, Frank never stopped wanting to make a difference. Growing up, he had always admired firefighters, and…

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