Thirty-Eighth President. Born: July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska. Married to Elizabeth Bloomer Ford When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, he declared, “I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances. This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts”.

Helen Adams Keller was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her disabilities were caused by a fever in February, 1882 when she was 19 months old. Her loss of ability to communicate at such an early developmental age was very traumatic for

Madame C. J. Walker, was an African American philanthropist and tycoon. Born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana, the first member of her family born free, she was raised on farms there and in Mississippi and started out by picking cotton on a plantation. She was orphaned at age seven, married

Lil’ Kim is an African American rapper and actress. She is also known for wearing outrageous revealing outfits to red carpet events, and for her sexually explicit hit albums, most notably 1996’s Hard Core. The Beginning. Kim grew up with family problems and violent relationships. She started battling in local

Thirteenth President. Born: January 7, 1800 in Cayuga County, New York. Died: March 8, 1874. Married to Abigail Powers Fillmore. In his rise from a log cabin to wealth and the White House, Millard Fillmore demonstrated that through methodical industry and some competence an uninspiring man could make the American

Twelfth President. Born: November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia. Died: July 9, 1850 in Washington D. C. while in office. He got sick after eating cherries and milk at a July 4 celebration. He was the second president to die in office. Married to Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor. Northerners

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky

Bob Dylan is a highly influential American songwriter, musician, and poet. Much of Dylan’s best known work is from the 1960s, when he became a documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Many involved in the civil rights movement found an anthem in his song “Blowin’ In The Wind”. Millions

Usher is an African-American singer and actor. He has been a popular R&B and pop music performer since the early 1990s. By the 2000s, Raymond was among the most popular performers in his genre, and achieved significant sales and chart success from his albums and singles. Usher is beloved in

Bow Wow, is an African American rapper. Releasing his first album, Beware of Dog, at the age of thirteen, Bow Wow quickly became a successful recording artist, under the mentorship of record producer Jermaine Dupri, eventually breaking out on his own by 2003 and continuing his success. Moss never saw

Twenty-Third President. Born: August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio. Died: March 13, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Married to Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison Nominated for President on the eighth ballot at the 1888 Republican Convention, Benjamin Harrison conducted one of the first “front-porch” campaigns, delivering short speeches to delegations that

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