I researched Fredrick Douglass. This man have a very rough life. He was born as a slave and then worked his way out and eventually made it to the free world at age 20. Douglass worked as an abolitionist in the early 1840's by attacking the Jim Crow laws. Douglass lived the bulk of his career in New York, where for 16 years he edited the most influential black newspaper of the 19th century.
I was very impressed by the poem "Songs For The People". It showed talked about all the hardships that people went through in wars. The very short Stanzas really stood out to me because it is very different and shows how they could tell so much in so little writing. The language really stood out in the last stanza. It was talking about how music can heal the sorrows until all evil stops.
One literacy event that really impacted me was the book "Tuesdays With Morrie". This book really meant a lot to me and probably the only book I actually liked while I was in high school. Morrie taught us a lot about life and really made us realize how much more the little things mean to us. He was one teacher I really wish i had the opportunity to have. He changed so many peoples lives including mine. He never gave up no matter how bad his sickness got. He just kept on trucking through and making the best of everything that came his way.