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Upton Sinclair. 20th-century American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist Many of his novels can be read as historical works.

Upton Sinclair

Writing during the Progressive Era, Sinclair describes the world of the industrialized United States from both the working man's and the industrialist's points of view. Novels such as King Coal (1917), The Coal War (published posthumously), Oil! (1927), and The Flivver King (1937) describe the working conditions of the coal, oil, and auto industries at the time. The Flivver King describes the rise of Henry Ford, his "wage reform" and his company's Sociological Department, to his decline into antisemitism as publisher of The Dearborn Independent. Early life and education[edit] Jacobo Árbenz. Árbenz was born in 1913 to a wealthy family, son of a Swiss German father and a Guatemalan mother.

Jacobo Árbenz

Who is Hakeem Jeffries? Impeachment Manager is Democrats' Messaging Guru. WASHINGTON — Standing on the House floor hours before voting to impeach President Trump, Representative Hakeem Jeffries issued a characteristically quotable pledge.

Who is Hakeem Jeffries? Impeachment Manager is Democrats' Messaging Guru

“We will impeach Donald John Trump,” said Mr. Jeffries, Democrat of New York. “We will clarify that, in America, no one is above the law.” Having already made good on the first prong of his vow, he will take up the second in the coming weeks as one of the impeachment managers who will prosecute House Democrats’ case against Mr.

Trump at trial in the Senate. Mr. “We must hold this president accountable for his stunning abuse of power,” Mr. Mr. “We will not take political advice from Kevin McCarthy,” he replied icily. As likely to quote from the Bible as he is from 1990s hip-hop lyrics, Mr. Mr.


John Mercer Langston. John Mercer Langston (December 14, 1829 – November 15, 1897) was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat, and politician in the United States.

John Mercer Langston

An African American, he became the first dean of the law school at Howard University and helped create the department. He was the first president of what is now Virginia State University, a historically black college. In the Jim Crow era of the later nineteenth century, Langston was one of only five African Americans elected to Congress from the South before the former Confederate states passed constitutions and electoral rules from 1890 to 1908 that essentially disenfranchised most blacks and many poor whites, excluding the blacks from politics. After that, no African Americans would be elected from the South until 1973, after the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed to enforce their constitutional rights.

In addition, the U.S. Early life and education[edit] Marriage and family[edit] Career[edit] President Ulysses S. Marlène Schiappa. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Schiappa.

Marlène Schiappa

Marlène Schiappa, née le à Paris, est une écrivaine, militante féministe et femme politique française. Elle est fondatrice et présidente du réseau Maman travaille. Adjointe au maire du Mans et conseillère communautaire au Mans Métropole à partir de 2014, elle est également responsable du pôle « égalité femmes-hommes » du mouvement politique En marche ! Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Origines et formation[modifier | modifier le code] Marlène Schiappa est la fille de l'historien Jean-Marc Schiappa[1], militant de la libre pensée, et d'une cheffe d'établissement scolaire dans le second degré, ancienne militante politique et syndicale.

Elle étudie la géographie à la Sorbonne mais est finalement diplômée en communication et nouveaux médias « via une validation des acquis de l’expérience passée à l’Université de Grenoble pendant un congé maternité »[2]. Bayard Rustin. Bayard Rustin (/ˈbaɪərd/; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.

Bayard Rustin

He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to Harlem, New York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights. In the pacifist groups Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the War Resisters League (WRL), Rustin practiced nonviolence.[1] A member of the Communist Party before 1941, he collaborated with A.

Philip Randolph on the March on Washington Movement in 1941 to press for an end to discrimination in employment. Rustin became a leading strategist of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1968. Rustin was a gay man who had been arrested throughout his early career for engaging in public sex with white male prostitutes. Christiane Taubira. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Christiane Taubira

Margaret Sanger. Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse.

Margaret Sanger

Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger was also a writer. She used this method to help promote her way of thinking. She was prosecuted for her book Family Limitation under the Comstock Act in 1914. She was afraid of what would happen, so she fled to Britain until she knew it was safe to return to the US.

William Walker (filibuster) Walker was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1824 to James Walker and his wife Mary Norvell.

William Walker (filibuster)

His father was a son of a Scottish immigrant. His mother was a daughter of Lipscomb Norvell, an American Revolutionary War officer from Virginia. One of Walker's maternal uncles was John Norvell, a US Senator from Michigan and founder of the Philadelphia Inquirer.[1] William Walker graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nashville at the age of fourteen. At the age of 19, he received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced briefly in Philadelphia before moving to New Orleans to study law.[2]