Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By Zaynab Latheef , age 8 I was born on April 9, 1921, in Hampton, Virginia. I graduated from Hampton Institute with a dual degree in mathematics and physical science. I became a teacher and helped kids to build their own wind tunnels to conduct experiments. In 1951,...
Puzzle: Who Am I?

Puzzle: Who Am I?

By Linnea Quammen, age 10 I was born on July 30, 1924, in Boonville, Missouri. I led my first sit-in, which sought to desegregate Barton’s Cafeteria in Peoria, Illinois, in 1947. I dropped out of college to become a minister and was an inspiring leader in the civil...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

I was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 1945 and was relocated to San Francisco through a federal program that sought to assimilate Native peoples to urban areas off-reservation. I was introduced to political activism in San Francisco, where I faced poverty,...
Who am I?

Who am I?

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 “[He] was the most important bridge between the wonderful legacy of the civil rights movement and the message of hope and change,” said Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a Harvard Law School professor and civil rights lawyer.  I was born in...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Mikhail Razzak, age 11 I was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, AL, and died June 1, 1968, in Easton, CT. I learned how to read and write when my teacher, Anne Sullivan, poured water with a pump on my hand and spelled the word “water”...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By Jamya Montrevil, age 11   I was born on January 30, 1919, in beautiful Oakland, CA. In 1942, my family was put in incarceration camps because we were Japanese American. The U.S. didn’t like Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. President Franklin...