Dirty Little Secrets of U.S History

Cynthia Ekwebelem,Kayla Keys,Dezaree Harris,Kennisha Preston

Cool facts about James O Hara

Yes James o Hara was a member of the U.S house of repressive for north Carolina congressional district through 1883 to 1887; Also known for

studying law at Howard university .

Some background information about James would be that he was born Feb 26,1844 and died Sep 15,1905 .

Fun facts :

  • died at age 61 from lung cancer
  • born In new York
  • mixed race with irish-

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A. What is the most interesting thing about your person's life.

He was an mixed being half Irish .

B. What challenges do you imagine he would face ?

joining his father legacy meaning following his steps perusing law .

C. what characteristics do you infer this person had ? what do you admire about this person?

I think he had much courage and motivation making it to college and graduating high school. one think I admire about him would be that he studied law.

D. how did this person affect society in which he lived, and what impact might that have on our government.

He was a part of respective and he effected our govement and now has a history in ga's constitution .

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George Henry White

He was a republican U.S congressman from north Carolina in 1897 -1901. He was born in rosindale ,north Carolina . White studied law at Howard university in Washington d.c . he became principle at the state normal school of north Carolina . he entered politics in 1880.

After white left office no other black American was elected until 1928. In 1886 he was named solicitor and prosecuting attorney for the second judicial district of north calorina . White chose not to seek a third term and want back to law and banking. white died in phidelphia in 1918.


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A. what is the most interesting thing about your persons life?

The most interesting thing about my person is that he studied law at Howard university.

B. what challenges do you imagine he would have faced?

I imagine he faced a lot of criticism because he a was a black man in congress

C. What characteristics do you infer this person had ? what do you admire about him?

I infer this person had a good spirit for black man in congress . and I admire that he went to college.

D. How did this person affect the society in which he lived and what impact might that have had on our government and society today?

he went to school for law and that would be a good thing to have at this day and time.

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Joseph Hayne Rainey

Joseph H. Rainey was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives and the second black person to serve in the United States Senate. Joseph was born in Georgetown, South Carolina. His parents were both slaves. Joseph’s father had a successful barber shop which allowed him to purchase his family’s freedom shortly after Joseph was born. In 1862 Joseph and his wife escaped to the Bermuda. After the American Civil War Joseph then returned to South Carolina and got into politics. Rainey was re-elected in congress four times which made him the longest serving African American Congressmen prior to William L. Dawson in the 1950’s. During his term, Rainey focused on supporting Legislation to protect the civil rights of southern blacks. His attempt proved to be un-successful when black electorate lost all political power at the end of the Reconstruction. After congress Rainey began a career in private commerce
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Jefferson Franklin Long

Georgia's first African American congressman and the first African American to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jefferson Franklin Long was born into slavery on March 3, 1836, in Alabama to a slave mother and a white father. By the 1840 U.S. census he was listed as a slave in the household of James C. Loyd, a tailor with modest land holdings in Knoxville, in Crawford County Georgia. During the 1850s the Loyd family moved from Knoxville to Macon, taking Long with them. Not long after their arrival they sold Long to Edwin Saulsbury, a prominent businessman.Long had taken well to the tailor trade and was soon set up in a shop by his new owner. The slave trade was alive and well in Macon, and Long had a front-row seat—his shop was across the street from the slave auction block. Fortunately for him, the shop was also next door to the local newspaper. When Long was not employed mending or sewing, he was beseeching the typesetters at the newspaper to set copy, an activity he observed closely as he taught himself to read and write. By 1860 Long had married Lucinda Carhart and had started a family.end of the Civil War (1861-65), Long was a flourishing member of society. He was established in his own shop and was an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) of Macon, headed by Henry McNeal Turner Under Turner's influence Long made his first political appearance at a meeting of the Georgia Educational Association in 1867. Long may also have had a hand in the establishment of Georgia's Freedman's Savings Bank, a project led by Turner and established through the AME Church.In December 1870 Long became Georgia's first African American congressman when he was elected to fill a vacancy in the 41st Congress. He served from December 22, 1870, until the end of the session on March 3, 1871. The vacancy resulted when Congress refused to seat the Georgia representatives who were elected in 1869. They were rejected because they were eligible to serve in the 40th Congress but not in the 41st (elections were held to fill seats for both), and the situation left Georgia without representation in Congress from March 1869 until December 1870.