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Muhammad Ali “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” The Greatest Was Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Muhammad began boxing at the age of 12. He stumbled upon Joe Martin’s boxing gym when someone stole his bike. Martin invited Ali to come and learn about boxing. Muhammad Ali had his first fight only after 6 weeks of training, which he won. Ali continued to train and fight. Ali was taught the science of boxing as well as how to move with grace. In addition he learned the necessary skills to become the greatest.

When he graduated high school, he already had 100 wins and less than 10 losses. After winning a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics in light-weight boxing, he made the decision to turn professional. HIs first match as professional boxer was in October of 1960. Ali would go on to fight and win almost 20 professional matches. He became the World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Sonny Liston at the age of 22. He had an amazing boxing career and won the heavyweight championship three times. HIs 61st and final fight took place in 1981.

Brave Boxer One of Muhammad Ali’s admirable traits was his braveness. When Ali returned home from Olympics he wore the gold medal everywhere and showed everyone. When he was refused service at a five-and-dime store for being black, he got so mad that he threw the medal into the river. He felt that the medal meant nothing if his black sisters and brothers were treated wrongly. During this time there was much controversy surrounding the Vietnam War. When drafted he refused to serve due to religious reasons. The press turned against him calling him “unpatriotic.” The New York State Athletic Commission and

Association suspended his boxing license and took away his heavyweight title in 1967. Ali was even sentenced to five years in prison but the conviction was overturned. Another brave moment was when Ali decided to take on George Foremen. This fight was suppose to be the most anticipated fight of Ali’s career. Ali was expected to lose but he knocked Foreman out in the eighth round. Ali’s final act of bravery was how he dealt with his Parkinson’s disease. The disease made Ali a more spiritual person and he raised millions of dollars to fight Parkinson’s disease. Despite this disease

Ali ignited the Olympic flame during the 1996 Olympic Games. The world watched him as he trembled with the torch. Muhammad Ali died in a hospital on June 3, 2016. He was admitted with having respiratory problems but died of septic shock.


Muhammad Ali born January 17th in Louisville, Kentucky


Ali started boxing With Joe Martin


Won gold medal At Rome Olympics


Beat Sonny Listen for the World Heavyweight Championship


June 3rd, dies in Phoenix, Arizona

Neil armstrong “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind” An Astronaut is Born Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 on his grandfather’s farm near Wapakoneta, Ohio. Neil Armstrong was the oldest of 3 children. As a small child Neil became attached to flying after he took a plane ride with his father. When Neil was 14 years old he got a job at a store to earn some money to fly airplanes at a local airfield. By his 16th birthday he had already obtained a flying license.

Just the Beginning Neil’s family was poor so he earned a Navy College scholarship and attended Purdue University in 1947. There he studied aeronautical engineering. He then went to Florida for naval flight training. Neil used this training when he was in the Korean War. He flew over 70 combat missions. Neil was the recipient of the Air Medal for the United States military three times. After returning from the war he went back to receive his Bachelor of Science. He joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1955. 1930

Neil Armstrong was born


Neil joined the NASA

Bravery in Space In 1962 Armstrong became a member of NASA’s astronaut team. His first big task was to command the Gemini 8. Alongside with David Scott. Their mission was to be the first to attempt docking their command vehicle in space. The Gemini 8 malfunctioned and Neil was forced to stabilize it and return home. Another act of bravery in space was attempting to do what no man had ever done before-land on the moon.


Neil was chosen to be the commanding pilot for the Gemini 8 flight into space.

On July 16, 1969, Neil and Edwin “Buzz”Aldrin took off for the moon. They landed the module and Armstrong stepped out and became the first human to walk on the moon.

Skillful and Smart Along with being brave, Neil was also very smart and skillful. After the heroic mission to the moon, he went to the University of Southern California where he received a master’s


Commanded Apollo 11 and became the first man to land on the moon.

Degree in aerospace engineering. He then left NASA and became a college professor of aeronautical engineering. Neil was also the chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation. Furthermore, he started a computer systems company in 1979. Due to his wisdom And knowledge he was called upon to assist the government with the investigation of the Challenger.


August 25, 2012, Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82

During a training session in a lunar module in 1968, the module all of a sudden just went out of control. Armstrong was able to safely exit the module by parachuting right before it exploded. Even though he has had many times when he was close to death it never scared him. He once said, "I have been in relatively high-risk businesses all of my adult life.... I have confidence in the equipment, the planning, the training."

Walt Disney Picture

“All our Dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them!”

A Filmmaker is Born Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901. Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up with 3 older brothers and one younger sister, and his parents named Elias and Flora. Walt Disney and his family after living in Chicago, Illinois. Walt and his family moved to Kansas, Missouri when he was a toddler. His brothers and him would work on a farm throughout the day and Walt’s father Elias would not allow Walt and his brothers to play with toys, games and sporting equipment. Also when Walt was in school he was lacking very badly. Walt had a very bad education because his family kept on moving constantly. In high school Walt dropped out of school at

the age of 17 to join World War I.

Responsibilities on the Farm Walt and his family were responsible for working on a farm growing up. Walt’s father was making sure that all his sons were doing what they were asked to do on the farm he grew up on. Everyone in the family would have some kind of work to do like delivering newspapers. Walt’s big responsibility was his film making.

Walt always made sure that whoever he used in his film he always made sure that they had a job to do, and who ever he used for the voices of the characters he made sure that each of the characters had the right lines to read.

Creating Animations Walt Disney’s creations was when he was making the film Alice in Wonderland, he made a live show in his garage with his own live characters. Walt Disney expanded on an idea of a creation called Alice in Cartoonland, Walt also came up with another idea on another cartoon called Oswald the Rabbit in 1927.

An Inspiring Hero Walt got inspired on making his own cartoon animals in his later life. After Walt was making his creations people that knew his name called Walt Disney a genius.The Disney empire is noted for its traditional family values, wholesome middle-class productions, and high level of quality control. Disney once said “If I can help provide a place to develop the talent of the future, I think I will have accomplished something.” Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901. Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up with 3 older brothers and one younger sister and his parents named Elias and Flora.

In Walt’s adult years, in 1922 Walt started to make in own little studio to make is own creativity . Soon Walt got married to his wife and had 2 daughters. When Walt started to make his own cartoons one of his first cartoons was also a live performance and it was Alice in Wonderland. Walt lacked school very badly. Walt had a very bad education because his family kept on moving constantly. In high school Walt dropped out of school at the age of 17 to join World War I.

Why the WW1? In high school Walt dropped out of school at the age of 17 to join World War 1. He had tried to follow his brother Roy into the Navy but was rejected because he was underage. He was accepted as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross after altering the birth date on his application.

Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966. Walt learned that with his life of cigarettes was coming with some problems. Walt came down with lung cancer in 1966.

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The first Mickey Mouse starred In “Steamboat Willie”.

Walt dies on December 15th, 1966.

Walter Elias Disney was born Chicago, Illinois.

The Disney's move to Marceline, MO. Here Walt draws animals.


Brave Before Walt Disney was an animator he dropped out of high school to serve in the war. After declined because he was under age, he became an ambulance driver by fudging his age.


Resourceful Walt Disney was known as a determined man, he would do almost anything to make his theme parks come to life. People said that he was a man with a lot of ideas. Walt Disney came to lots of problems with making Disneyland, and Disney World and cut by the time of his death, he had 100+ characters, 3 theme parks, and about 6 million fans around the globe, Walt Disney was truly “The Man Of Magic .

The Plagiarist Hoax Walt Disney was assumed to have taken credit from Ub Iwerks (1901-1971) , but to surprise, Walt animated episodes Til’ 1942, and took credit for the rest of the cartoons with the Iwerks’ full consent and agreement.

Desmond Doss

Doss was born February 9, 1919 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The battle of Okinawa was taken place on April 1, 1945

Background Info


Doss was born on February 9 , 1919 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was born into a religious family and attended a seventh day adventist church. He was a certified medic in the first battalion 307 infantry as a corporal. He got his medal of honor on October 12, 1945 and later died peacefully in his home on March 25, 2006.

Desmond Doss receiving his medal of honor

Doss received his medal of honor on october 12, 1945

Doss died on March 23, 2006

The Bravest man in Okinawa

Doss had went into battle without carrying a firearm in the bloodiest battle of World War 2. He received a Medal of Honor and that is rewarded for bravery. He was threatened by mortar strikes, machine guns and other heavy artillery. He was also wounded four times but still continued to save people .

“Please lord help me get one more.�

Dependable Doss

Doss was very much depended on because his fellow soldiers would not go into combat not knowing that they had a very good medic who would do anything to save their lives. “I'm not going up there without Doss by my side”. Wounded soldiers also depended on him to come back and save them because he could only carry one guy at a time they had to trust him that he was going to come back for them.

Persistence Pays off

Doss’s persistence paid off because if he would have given up on saving people he probably wouldn't have gotten his medal of honor. He also would not stop until almost every man on Okinawa was safe.

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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new� Albert Einstein A Genius is Born Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany and was born on March The 14th (Pi Day) 1879. He was the only son of Hermann Pauline Einstein. His dad and his uncle owned a small electrical equipment plant when the business failed the family moved to Munich to make a new beginning. A year after they moved Einsteins only sister Maja was born. Albert Einstein grew up and obtained a education in Munich. Albert Einstein was unable to speak fluently at age nine. Already at age five he had experienced a deep feeling of curiosity when questioning the invisible. When Einstein was nine his parents thought that he was mentally retarded because he couldn't speak fluent german.

Einstein's Personal Life At the age of 17 Einstein was automatically admitted into FIT. when Einstein was there he realized that he interest lays in physics not mathematics. At the age of 21 Albert Einstein married Mileva Maric she was one of his classmates in Zurich. They had two sons Hans and Edward. In 1919 Einstein was officially divorced at the end of the war Einstein was nursed back to health by his cousin Elsa. After Einsteins divorce he married Elsa, they had no children of their own but Elsa already had 2 children which they raised. Albert Einstein died on April 18th 1955 Princeton, New Jersey because einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Rudolph Nissen in 1948.

Intelligence pays off

When Einstein was 12 he experienced a deep emotional stirring that accompanied his discovery of Euclidean geometry. Einstein mastered difficult and integral calculus by age 16. This was just the start of Einstein's intelligence.

During 1902 to 1904 Einstein reworked the foundations of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Einstein’s work formed a immediate background for his revolutionary papers of 1905 wich was on Brownian motion. In brownian motion small particles suspended in a viscous liquid such as water undergo a small irregular motion

Skill Like no Other

Einstein came to a conclusion that energy and mass of a body is closely interrelated. two years later he came up with the formula E=MC2 (Energy equals the mass times the speed of light squared.) that is now both farmillular to scientists and non scientists alike. Einstein proved that this net forward displacement of the suspended particles is directly related to the number of molecules per gram atomic weight . This point created a great deal of scepticism towards Einstein's theory when he created it 1905 but when it was confirmed many sceptists were converted.

Wisdom Equals Knowledge

During a single year Einstein produced three papers these papers are the most important in the twentieth century physics

And perhaps the most important in all recorded history of science these papers revolutionized the way scientists looked at the nature of space, time and matter. Einstein hypothesised that the visual movement of particles was caused by movement of the molecule that make up liquid. He created a formula that predicted the distance by particles and their speed.

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Glossary Thermodynamics It is the branch of physical science that deals with the relations between heat and other forms of energy (such as mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy), and, by extension, of the relationships between all forms of energy.

Brian Forrest

Brian, when he got out of the Marines.

“No matter how ridiculous or stupid you think something is it is still worth fighting for.”

A Hero was Born

Brian the Brave

My hero was born March 27,1981 my hero grew up in Buffalo, NY. Brian's childhood was not normal and he does not like to discuss it. When brian turned 16 he dropped out of high school and joined the marines he did construction for awhile drywall, home remodeling and building additions. After that he went on to be a certified nurses aid and worked in various nursing homes. After that he went to school to get his nursing license. As a nurse he used to work with the developmentally disabled people. He worked for ear nose and throat doctors at buffalo otolaryngology. W.B.U immediate care/ pulse occupational medicine and now he is an occupational health nurse for DuPont.

One event of bravery brian went threw was when he was on a fire call and they were trying to rescue somebody out of the vehicle he died on impact. Another event of bravery is when he was in the november storm and they had to walk in over 7 feet of snow trying to get people out of cars and buildings.

Confidence is key Brian said “Sometimes it's not being brave it is your body taking control that's why we train so hard all the time. Its being confident in your work and bringing out your strength.”

Everything and Anything During the November storm they answered over 300 calls in about 5 days. He was there 16 hours a day helping rescue people. Brain said. “We were doing Everything and anything. We were rescuing people trapped


in cars and tractor trailers. We were responding to calls of houses beginning to collapse. All of our normal stuff too except we had to mostly walk everywhere because the snow was too deep to use vehicles even snowmobiles.


It was a lot of work we had to evacuate a nursing home with 100+ people because the roof was collapsing. We had a lot of people working together police , fire, FBI, homeland security, and the coast guard.�


Today Brian was born. On march 27, 1981 brian was born in Buffalo, New York.

U.S.M.C. Brian got kicked out of high school and joined the united states marine corps.

Currently brian is working as a nurse at dupont and is a volunteer firefighter for southline fire station.and has three

Brian was stationed at Fort Lee, VA

Benjamin Franklin “Either write something worth reading or do something worth reading about.” A Hero is Born Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706, and baptized at Old South Meeting House. He was one of seventeen children born at 8 years old This portrait shows Franklin in 1706-1790.

Benjamin’s Learning Experience Young Benjamin started attending South Grammar School. Showing early talent moving from the middle of the class to the top of it within a year. The following year he attended hool, a school of Brownell’s English School, a school for writing and arithmetic.

He showed great talent for writing and little for arithmetic.

The Brave Hero

Benjamin Franklin was brave because he was brave enough to prove that electricity was connected with lightning. He also invented many things that helped America revolve. He did many things that included getting France to

help during the Revolutionary War. He was a hero all around the world.

Motivated Inspiration

Benjamin was motivated because of all his inventions and discoveries he never gave up on his inventions he always tried until he got what he needed done he didn’t care if it took years he just wanted it done.


Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, MA.

Honest Franklin

The Lightning Rod Franklin spent the summer of 1747 conducting a series of experiments with electricity. He wrote down all of his results and ideas for future experiments in letters to Peter Collinson.

Benjamin Franklin said a quote “honesty is the best policy.” Therefore Benjamin was always honest anything he did wrong he would tell somebody, that's why he became president of his group.

1715 Benjamin Franklin’s last year of school.

1723 Benjamin took over the family business.

In June of 1752, Franklin was in Philadelphia, waiting for the steeple on top of Christ Church to be completed for his experiment. He grew impatient, and decided that a kite would be able to get close to the storm clouds just as well. Franklin's lightning rods could soon be found protecting many buildings and homes.

1790 Franklin died at age 84.

Kyrie Andrew Irving “Nobody can stop you from being you, but yourself.� Kyrie lived in Australia for most of his life. When Kyrie was just four years old, his mother ended up dying from a disease. His father was a pro basketball player and taught all the basics.

Kyrie Irving was born in March 23,1992 in Australia. He lived in Australia for quite a while then eventually move to New Jersey.

Born March 23 in Australia

2010 1992 Kyrie got accepted into Duke University and played college ball for one year.

Kyrie irving was actually starting to take the sport of Basketball really seriously. The college that he went to was Duke University he played one year with then eventually entered the 2011 N.B.A. Draft. He was selected the number one pick to the cleveland cavaliers in the first round.

Entered the NBA draft and was the number one overall pick. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him as point guard.

Skillful Kyrie Irving was a very Skillful on a basketball court he had a really good jump shot and to the basket like it was nothing and had insane dribble moves. In 2016 Kyrie Irving won an NBA world championship. And Kyrie was the won to hit the game winning championship shot.



2016 Kyrie was an olympic Basketball player for the U S A team and ended up starting for the team.

Trusting Kyrie was a very Trusting person he would always be there for his family whenever they needed him growing up without a mother is very hard.

Smart Kyrie was a very smart man in his high school years he ended up getting a scholarship to Duke University.

THOMAS JEFFERSON “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery” A President is Made Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell,Virginia. Thomas Jefferson's childhood was rough. When he was 2 he had to move 50 miles away and live with his cousins. His parents taught him how to act like an english gentleman. As a couple years went by Thomas was 9 in 1752 Thomas was sent to study with Reverend William Douglas. He got taught how to speak latin, greek, and french. Thomas loved to read and play the violin. This picture shows Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence..

When Thomas turned 13 he was around 6 foot, thin, red headed and had freckles. in 1757 he headed home where his father became ill. That year Thomas was 14 and lost his father later in August. Tom’s dad Peter wanted him to prepare for college so in 1760 tom was 16 and eager to begin college. At age 19 Thomas fell in love with a 16 year old girl named Rebecca, Rebecca soon married another man and then in 1770 he met Martha Wayles. In 1772 Martha and Thomas got married at The Forest.

Being brave means taking Risks: Thomas Jefferson was brave to start college at 16 and learn about laws with a professor named William Small. He later ran for a seat in the House of Burgesses and won it. Jefferson was also brave to build a 35 room mansion after his house fire but put him $100,000 in debt.. Jefferson isn’t afraid of risks he likes to push himself to see if he can accomplish his task.

Be determined to finish the task you wanna Take:

4- 13, 1743 Jefferson was born in Shadwell,Virginia

1752 Jefferson went to study with Reverend William Douglas.

Jefferson was determined to write the Declaration of Independence since Adams thought he had better writing ability. Jefferson and Adams wanted to show the freedom of the American colonies and Britain. Jefferson’s ability to become one of our presidents takes a lot of time and effort. He wanted to reach the limit of the Federal government. He was also determined to draft several appeals.

sure his kids were safe. Jefferson new as soon as his wife died he would have a lot of responsibilities. Jefferson was our 2nd vice president the nation's 1st secretary of state and was responsible for the Louisiana purchase. Thomas Jefferson received his elementary education and graduated from the college of William and Mary. He read the law and admitted to the bar in 1767. Jefferson introduced in the House of Delegates a bill of attainder against Philips.

Every right needs a Responsibility: Jefferson was responsible to become one of our presidents but also made 1757


Jefferson headed home to where his father was ill.

Jefferson got married to Martha Wayles.

Louisiana Purchase: The louisiana purchase was a land deal between the United States and France. Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter in April 1802 to a guy named Pierre samuel du pont stating that spain would retrocede to France the vast territory of Louisiana. Little after a week his letter to dupont Jefferson wrote the the U.S. minister to France Robert Livingston “every eye in the U.S.” is now fixed on the affair of Louisiana.

7-4-1776 Jefferson began to write the Declaration of Independence.

7-4- 1826 Jefferson died on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Martin Luther King Jr. “The time is always right to do right.” -Martin Luther King Jr. The Start to a new Beginning

Martin Luther King giving his “I Have A Dream” speech

Martin Luther King Jr, was born into a upper class black neighborhood during the midst of the Great Depression in Atlanta, Georgia January 15, 1925. King’s father was a local popular baptist pastor. King was a lucky child to have enough to have a non racial discrimination childhood. He graduated from college at the age of 19 from the elite Morehouse all-black college. He went back to school to get his bachelor’s degree in theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester,P.A.

Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Also in 1954, King became aware of the National Association of Advancement of Colored People and the Alabama Council on Human Relations. In 1957 King and 3 other black civil right leaders were received by President Dwight Eisenhower. In King’s adult years he met a girl named Coretta Scott who he married and had 4 kids with. In 1954, King became minister of Dexter

A True Leader One trait that stood out in King was leadership.The leaders of the Montgomery Improvement

Association chose King as the leader of the Bus Boycott for a lot of reasons but mainly because he was new to the area and the white power had not yet made his contact. King also formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which served as a influence tool for other African Americans to stand up for the civil rights movement. The SCLC or the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s goal was to “Redeem the Soul of America”.

A man of Bravery

Another trait that stood out in King was Bravery. In 1963 King participated in the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom and at the end of the march King delivered a speech called “I Have a Dream” about how all people are equal in front of 250,000 black and white citizens. This was brave because a lot of people didn’t

support what he was saying and to do this in front of a group of 250,000 people would take a lot of bravery. In 1960, King went around the U.S and gave a number of speeches all throughout the country. These speeches were all speaking out on how all people are equal and a lot of people back then didn’t agree with King and this was very brave of him to risk his life to address something that he felt passionate about. He spoke in front of a full house in almost every city in the U.S.

Persistence Pro

In 1966, King started to speak out against the Vietnam war and many people thought that he should stick to civil rights and let others settle foreign policy’s but he believed that acts of violence and unjust actions were not ok. A lot of newspapers were disagreeing with King and

his actions. King decided that he would stick to what is right and he launched a “Poor people’s campaign.” which he hoped that he could surpass the idea of culture, race and religion. During the civil rights drive King was committed to his idea of idea of nonviolence. Even when his supporters and his critics didn’t understand how other races could remain peaceful in a language that speaks violence.

The end of a Hero. In Memphis, Tennessee April 3rd, King addressed a rally to talk about threats on his life. The next evening after the speech King went on his balcony in Lorraine Hotel and he was assassinated.

The First Step to Make a Difference.

DIscrimination in the U.S was a very big problem for African Americans. African Americans were forced to ride in the back of buses, and they were only hired to do the most low paying jobs. For example, most blacks in businesses were employed as janitors. Civil Rights leaders staged an proactive boycott of the Montgomery bus system in 1955, sparked by Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white male. The bus system, damaged by this boycott (and influenced partly by a Supreme Court ruling holding such segregation unconstitutional) allowed equal rights on the busses.

Martin Luther King JR. A Hero is Born Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Martin Luther King Jr was born into a family of baptists ministers.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.�

He attended public school in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He was subjected to the lessons of segregation because of his color. After he completed high school early, he nearly entered Morehouse college

Martin Luther King jr was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S

King graduated from high school early, he entered into morehouse college in 1944

In 1944 with thoughts of becoming a lawyer or a doctor. Graduating in 1948, he had decided to accept being a pastor as his vocation. He was Assassinated on April 04, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

In 1963 King was arrested because he and others were protesting

The Intelligent King One of King’s most admirable traits was intelligents. King was accepted a doctoral study at Yale, Boston University, and Edinburgh in Scotland. He chose to attend Boston University systematic theology with Edgar Sheffield Brightman and L. Harold DeWolf. Kelsey, a religion professor, and Doctor Benjamin Mays, the college’s president, king came to understand The social and

intellectual tradition of the ministry.

Bravery is key

Another one of King’s most admirable traits was bravery. On August 28,1963, approximately 250,000 blacks and white marched on Washington. He began his speech that referred to the lack of progress in securing black rights in the hundred years since Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: by the time he finished, he had

deviated from his prepared speech to offer a speech wrong from past sermons and from the inspiration of the moment, his famous “I Have a Dream” Address. In 1967 he began to speak out consistently against the war. In speeches and rallies around the country, he called for a negotiated settlement. King was recruited by anti war activists to head an independent ticket for the presidential election of 1968, a position he declined in order to keep his social and moral concerns free from political obligations.

Determined King

In 1967 KIng gave his “I Have A Dream” speech

King died was assassinated on April 04, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S

The last most admirable trait was determination. For 382 days, king and the black community maintained the montgomery bus Boycott from the city and the bus line

resisted their modest demands: courtesy towards black riders, a first-come-first-serve approached to segregated seating, and black drivers for some routes. An African American nobel prize winner Martin Luther King jr. (1929-1968), originated the nonviolence strategy within the activist civil rights movement. He was one of the most important black leaders of his era.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.�. A Hero was Born Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th, 1929 He was born into a family of ministers and was the son of Martin Luther King Sr. his father was a minister of a church that was in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1948 he went to Crozer Theological Seminary. At Crozer he won the respect of his teachers and classmates. Also he one a prize for being the Valedictorian of his class and he also won the outstanding student award. Coming out of Boston University he had many choices he could return to his college and be a professor or returning home with his dad to be a baptist of his own church but he accepted a pastorship at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in the Deep South of Montgomery.


This map shows Martin Luther King Jr’s life such as the place he was born and where he got assassinated.

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In the years since his assassination on April 4, 1968, as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr. has evolved from a prominent civil rights leader into the symbol of the civil rights movement in the United States.

Alexander Ovechkin “I can’t score every game. I can’t do something special every game. But my specialty is to score”

Welcome the Great 8 Alexander Ovechkin was born on September 17, 1985 in Moscow, Russia. Alex started to get an interest in hockey at a very young age. His dad played basketball and his mom played soccer. Alex would practice for five hours a day. Alex’s parents couldn’t drive him to practice so he decided to quit. His brother Alex Ovechkin after a goal

Sergei inspired Alex N.H.L. Here I Come When Alex was 16 to keep playing he played for the hockey. Sergei decided to drive Alex best team in to practice. Alex was Russia the Dynamo Moscow. glad his brother Alex made a great pushed him back first season. Alex into hockey after notched 14 goals Sergei died in a car and 4 assists in 8 accident.

Alex was born in 1985 Alex was part of the Moscow, Russia. Dynamo Russia-2001

Alex was drafted in 2004

games. During Ovechkin's first season he led the team to the World Junior Under- 18 Championship. After that season Alex was already being scouted for the N.H.L. In 2004 Alex was drafted by the Washington Capitals. Determined to Work One of Alex’s best traits is determined. Alex was determined because Alex would practice 5 hours a day and was being scouted for the NHL when he was 16. Alex is also

determined because he would like to win a Stanley Cup. Alex has been in the league for 15 years and still doesn’t have a cup. That is one of the longest droughts. More Eager than Ever Alex is very eager to hit yet another season of 50 goals. If he scores 50 goals he would be only the third player to win 8 Rocket Richard Trophies. He would be only the fifth player to score 50

At age 32 or older.

Draft Day

Charitable Ovie Alexander Ovechkin participated in the NHL All Star game and won MVP. Ovechkin won a car and decided to donate it to the American Special Hockey Association. That helps kids who have disabilities to play hockey.

Alexander Ovechkin was drafted in 2004 as the number 1 pick. In his first season Alex scored 52 goals and 54 assists for a combined 106 points. After that season Ovechkin has not stopped. He has racked up 600 goals and 500 assists for over 1000 points.

Rosa’s Childhood

Unlike the school for She lived on a farm the white children, her near Pine Level, school was like a shack. Alabama with her mom Their education was grandparents and her minimal. Parks’ brother. They were very grandfather kept a poor and had to work shotgun handy to hard to raise enough protect the family. food for themselves. Alabama was a She never got more dangerous place for than 5-6 months of blacks. education while the students at the white receives school got 9 months of Rosa “ Parksforfinally certificate voting after 3 school.

February 4 Rosa Parks was born.



“There was not much I could do except struggle on. There were times when it would have been easy to fall apart or go in the opposite direction, but somehow I felt that if I took one more step someone would come along and join me.” - Rosa Parks




December 18


Rosa Parks married Raymond Parks.

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October 24 Rosa Parks dies.

More important, however, as she wrote in her memoirs, Parks “wa While walking one day through a of giving in.” Consequently, she white neighborhood in Montgomery quickly agreed when asked by she was pushed from behind by a Nixon whether she would be white child. Instead of walking on willing to let civil rights activists and ignoring the push as it might use her case to launch an attack have been right to do, Parks turned on bus segregation in around and pushed the boy back. Montgomery. When the child's mother exclaimed, Passionate Rosa Parks asking how a black women would between 1943 and 1944 she twice dare touch a white child. Parks attempted to register to vote b responded, “I don't want to be failed the required literacy test,a pushed by your son or anyone else,” device that was traditionally used and calmly walked away. On that by white registrars to day Rosa accidentally boarded a disenfranchise African bus driven by Blake, the same American.After taking the literacy driver who had intimidated her in test for the third time, Parks finally 1943. When ordered by Blake to became a registered voter leave her seat for a white .throughout the 1940s she passenger, Parks refused and continued to be actively involved was arrested for violating in the NAACP, attending leadership Alabama’s segregation laws. In seminars outside Alabama and. part, her protest was a advising the youth group of the consequence of her personal Montgomery chapter. dislike of Blake.

Rosa the Brave

Fearlessness But the day of December 1 1955, was an especially tiring day for Mrs.Rosa Parks and she decided to take the bus home instead of walking.Luckily, when she climbed into the crowded bus she found one empty seat in the front of the “colored” section. As the bus picked up more riders the front of the bus- the white section-quickly filled up until there was no seats left at all. when the driver noticed a white man standing in the aisle, he ordered four people, including Rosa Parks, to give up their seats. At first no one moved. But then the bus driver said “you all better make it light on yourselves and give me those seats.” at this point 3 of the riders stood up ,but Parks quietly refused.Giving up her seat just then was more indignity than she could bear. “I was

just plain tired,”she said later, “ And my feet hurt” As a result Parks was arrested,taken to the police station, fingerprinted, and charged with disobeying the segregation laws. She was an admirer of black militants like Malcolm X and Robert F. Williams and supported their calls for black pride and self-defense against white aggression. Parks continued to support the nonviolent civil rights movement and condemned the race riots that rocked dozens of American cities after King was assassinated in April 1968.

“We all have heard about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations”.

Chesley’s Childhood January 23,1951 in Denison ,TX.After 30 years with U.S airways Chesley retired in 2010. His father Chesley Sullenberger ll was a successful dentist and his mother Pauline was an elementary school teacher. Sullenberger known as sully was a straight A student which gave him the opportunity to join Mensa International when he was 12.He then was given a pilot's license at 14. He graduated from Denison High School in 1969, almost the top of his class.

Sully’s Young Adult Life

Chesley Sullenberger

He earned a pilot's license at 14. Sully graduated from Denison High School in 1969, almost the top of his class. He began flying a crop duster in Texas when he was 15 Sully was well prepared for what was going to happen in January 2009.


In 1973 he graduated from the Air Force Academy with a B.S.

in psychology and basic sciences. Sully went to the rank of captain, becoming a flight leader, training officer, and member of the official aircraft accident investigation board.


When the plane lost altitude, Sully called LaGuardia Air Traffic Control, he decided to ditch Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, between Manhattan and the New Jersey shore. He went on the plane's intercom and warned everyone aboard: "Brace for impact!"Sully And Skiles plane went over the George Washington Bridge and brought it down in the middle of the Hudson, where it kicked up a huge amount of water as the plane came to a stop.. All were safely taken off the plane, with Sully the last to leave.


When Sullenberger made this decision to land the plane, in the Hudson without a thought in his mind other than saving everyone's live on board. He went through the plane twice.

after everybody else was off, and tried to make sure that there was nobody else on board, and he made sure that there was nobody behind him. All were safely taken off the plane, with Sully the last to leave.

3:24:54: The plane is cleared for takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. 3:27:32: They hit birds and lost thrust in both engines.


Sully warns controllers that he will not be able to return to the airport .He lands in the Hudson

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one�-George Washington

A Hero is Born

George Was the only president to unanimously elected by an electoral college twice.

George was born on February 22, 1732. Georges childhood was rough. When George was 11 years old his father died in 1743. Georges sister died as well. On Christmas Eve in 1740 Georges house went up in flames. Merry Christmas George! He spent the next few years of his life with his mom

at Ferry Farm. Even though George is such a big hero but not that much information was understood about his childhood. When he was 16 George had a basic education. He studied math and reading and surveying. When he was 17 he became the county surveyor. This led him

to being commander of the militia. The governor of Virginia Robert Dinwiddie told Washington to warn the french to moving to the Ohio River Valley even though they were heading to the border of British territory. He wrote

of the French forces. This little battle had Washington to start a whole new World War. Also during the battle of Fort Wilderness George served in the Virginia militia with Edward Braddock as their leader. George went all over the battlefield telling Braddock's orders to other officers not in his range.

Skill and Strategy

about the trip in his book Journal of Major George Washington. Which he wrote in 1754. Although he was a hero they all die someday. One December 13th his diary stated he had gotten sore throat. That day in the middle of the night he became ill. He had three physicians helped him until America's first and best hero died of a throat infection on December 14th 1799 in Mount Vernon.

Brave and Risky

On May 28 1754 George Washington led a group of soldiers to Jumonville Glen, Pennsylvania. His forces took out many

One example of Washington being strategic is his performance at the Battles of Princeton. On December 30th 1776. His troops came with him on January 3rd, 1777 into New Jersey. He pushed up on a back road where he pushed back a smaller British army but had to fall back before Cornwallis and his troops came along to fight. The battle of Princeton was morale boost for the Continental Army and other people. That lead to lots more recruits in the following spring.

George is on the Ball George Washington was capable of leading an army. He was sent to warn the French on heading on the British territory . When he did this the Virginia governor Robert Dinwiddie made him the commander of Virginia militia. Washington designed a strategy called The American Strategy. This strategy let the army maintain their strength for 6 years. This allowed them to capture 2 British armies at Saratoga 1777 and in Yorktown 1781. For more info on George Washington click here

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George Washington “I cannot tell a lie” A President is Born

George Washington was born on February, 22, 1732. He was born in Westmoreland County VA. He was a commander for the Colonial Army during the American Revolution then he became the first president of the US.


George’s parents names are Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. George had half brothers from his dad's first wife. He also had 5 younger siblings. George's mom was very protective of the children and made their lives stressful. When George was 11 his father died and George moved in with his older half brother.

Feb. 22, 1732 Born (VA)

1754 Begins military career

Young Adult Years

George attended a school near Fredericksburg and had many tutors. George started working as a surveyor. His half brother died when he was 20. Mt. Vernon was left to his brothers wife but she later gave it to George. George became a major of the Virginia Military district. He led many battles and later became the President of the United His Death States. George died on December 14, 1799 at 67 years old. George was battling a cold where he had a sore throat, was having a hard time breathing, and feeling weak. Doctors tried many procedures to cure him. One was taking many ounces of blood from his body. The doctors took over 80 ounces of blood. He just got worse until he finally died.


George was smart because he taught himself how to use the surveying equipment he would use for his job. He had no military background but was able to become a commander and chief and lead many battles.

Problem Solver

He understood that people who had smallpox could not get it again so he put troops together who had the disease already and sent them to Boston to fight. George was the first president so he had to figure out what it meant to be the president and lead many people.

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George was brave when he crossed the Delaware River in a small boat during the freezing cold weather and he did it on christmas night. George was brave because he is a commander and it is a hard job to decide what to do when you are leading many people, for example when he lead the battle of bunker hill he set up troops on a hill and shot down on the British. he lost the battle because the British keep on on sending troops up there so the Militia ran out of ammo.

JJ watts Adolescence years

JJ Watt was named one of Times Magazine 100 most influential people

J.J. Watt was born in 1989 on March 22nd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. JJ watt as a child played hockey until his parents decided it was too expensive so he switched to football. He worked hard, spending mornings before class lifting weights in the High School gym. By his senior year he became a standout tight end and defensive tight end at Pewaukee High School. JJ went to college at University of Wisconsin Madison. During College he delivered pizza for Pizza Hut. During one of his delivers a 10 year old at the door recognized him and asked him why he wasn't playing football anymore. JJ described it as a powerful day in his life and was a humble moment for him to get to the top as a football player.

Watt’s Kindness JJ Watt showed kindness because he started a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief. His initial goal was to raise 200,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief. JJ Watt made a video about Hurricane Harvey relief. More than 200,000 donors came together to raise more than 37 million for JJ’s fundraiser. A boy named Noah Fulmer was hit by a car while wearing his J.J. Watt jersey. The EMTS had to cut Noah’s Jersey off. J.J. Watt visited Noah in the hospital and brought him 3 new jersey’s and signed one of them.

The Bravery of J.J. Watt J.J. watt showed bravery because he had the scariest injuries of his life in 2015. He had one broken hand, one staph infection, two torn abs, three torn adductor muscles and one herniated disc. The surgeries started to happen in January. He says he pushed himself to get back in time for the season and that his body didn’t appreciate the move, which resulted in another surgery in September. There was a time he genuinely wondered if he was done. As soon as he recovered he went back to playing football and said he was just getting started.

JJ watt's back surgery failed 2 years ago indIcating that his disc problem had resurfaced. Watt’s fusion had the full weight of his upper body, and more flexion and extension demands on him than any NFL player ever. A year after back surgery Watt felt like himself again. On Oct 8 Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg against the Kansas City Chiefs. JJ Watt is recovering well and is planning on coming back in the 2018-2019 season.

Watt’s Dedication J.J. watt demonstrated loyalty when he visited his fourth grade teacher Ms Keefe. Ms Keefe had a very big influence in JJ’s life. She told him that he could be anything he wanted to be in life, including being in the nfl. On the day that Ms Keefe retired as a teacher after 41 years, J.J. surprised her with a retirement cake. J.J. wanted to show Ms keefe how much she meant to him. The cake was made in the shape of a math book and a reading book. The caked contained edible pencils on it. JJ Watt won the 2017-2018 Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award. The award is giving to the player with the most kindness and loyalty off the field and on the field. He has donated to multiple foundations and has raised a ton of money from his foundations.

JJ Watt Stats 2011 - 56 COMB, 7 AST, 5.5 sacks 2012 - 81 comb, 12 AST, 20.5 Sacks 2013 - 80 comb, 15 AST, 10.5 sacks 2014 - 78 comb, 19 AST, 20.5 sacks, 1 int, 80 yards, 1 td 2015 - 76 comb, 19 AST, 17.5 sacks 2016 - 8 comb, 7 AST, 1.5 sacks 2017 - 15 comb, 4 AST





J.J Watt was born.

Watt was drafted 11th overall by the Texans

First defensive player of the year award

Watt becomes highest paid Defensive player.


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