Alex's timeline

Events

Paul Revere (independence)

1735 - 1818
  1. Known as a patriot in the American Revolution.
  2. He organized an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military.
  3. He was an American silversmith and engraver by trade.

Frederick Douglas (civil rights)

1818 - 1895
  1. He was an African American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman.
  2. He was born into slavery and escaped from slavery in 1838 by dressing up as a sailor.
  3. He was friends with Susan B. Anthony and Abraham Lincoln who both believed that slavery should be abolished.

Susan B. Anthony (women's rights)

1820 - 1906
  1. She was an American social reformer who believed in women's rights and wanted to stop slavery.
  2. She was involved in passing the law that allowed women to vote in four states and it included Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
  3. Susan B. Anthony has been honored in several ways including the silver dollar in 1979.

Mary McLeod Bethune (education)

1875 - 1955
  1. She was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist and civil rights activist.
  2. She started a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  3. She knew F.D.R. and was invited as a member of his Black Cabinet. She advised him on concerns of black people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II)

1882 - 1945
  1. He was the 32nd President of the United States. He was president for four terms, longer than any other President.
  2. He developed the New Deal, a plan for providing jobs and stimulating the economy.
  3. He started several organizations and programs including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration.

Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights)

October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962
  1. She was the wife of F.D.R. and the longest running first lady of the United States.
  2. She was a diplomat and civil rights activist and she advocated for expanding roles for women in the workplace and the civil rights of African and Asian Americans as well as WWII refugees.
  3. She also helped write the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights)

1908 - 1973
  1. He became the 36th President of the United States after JFK was assassinated.
  2. He signed several civil rights bills while in office. Examples are voting rights act and the civil rights bill that banned racial discrimination in the workplace, housing and public facilities.
  3. He is only one of four people who have served as President, Vice President, Senator and Representative.

Thurgood Marshall (civil rights)

1908 - 1993
  1. He was the first African American Supreme Court justice in 1967.
  2. He argued as a lawyer before the Supreme Court the case Brown vs Board of Education. A decision that ruled that segregated public schools are not legal.
  3. Thurgood Marshall made significant contributions in women's rights, labor laws, and housing laws.

Cesar Chavez (worker's rights)

1927 - 1993
  1. He was a Mexican American labor leader who co-founded the United farm workers union.
  2. He was also a Latino American civil rights activist and has become the symbol for Hispanic empowerment.
  3. He is famous for the slogan " Si , se puede " ( Yes one can.)

Anthony Alexander Duncan

2007 - Present
  1. He is an African American triathlete who has completed in six triathlons starting at age seven.
  2. Would like to grow up and become a pilot and help people who are poor and travel and see the world.
  3. Would like to teach people fitness and self defense.