If you''ve got an original link, essay, or other information about P.T. Barnum, please submit it here. If you''ve got a general circus, sideshow, museum, or Bridgeport link that is not DIRECTLY related to Barnum, you will be better off with another category.Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891, entertainer and circus promoter.
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) is one of the most colorful and well known personalities in American history. A consummate showman and entrepreneur, Barnum was famous for bringing both high and low culture to all of America. From the dulcet tones of opera singer Jenny Lind "The Swedish Nightingale" to the bizarre hoax of the Feejee Mermaid, from the clever and quite dimunitive General Tom Thumb to Jumbo the Elephant, Barnum's oddities, spectacles, galas, extravaganzas, and events tickled the fancies, hearts, minds and imaginations of Americans of all ages.
No sites will be accepted to this category. It exists merely to point to the categories for L. Ron Hubbard as an author of fiction and as a religious figure.L. Ron Hubbard is known for achievements in two different fields: he was an author of pulp science fiction; and he was the founder of Scientology. In this latter capacity, as a religious figure, he also evokes criticism of his character.
This category is about Malcolm X (1925-1965), born Malcolm Little, a much celebrated leader of the human rights movement of the 60's.
Many historians note December 1, 1955, as the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the U.S.
From 1965 until her retirement, Rosa Parks worked for U.S. Representative John Conyers of Michigan. In 1999 she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.
Sites only about the evangelist, abolitionist, and women''s rights advocate named Sojourner Truth.Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Bomefree about 1797 at Hurley, New York. Her parents were James and Betsy, slaves of Colonel Hardenbergh. Isabella was sold four times between 1806 and 1828. Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth in 1843, as she planned to travel the land telling the truth. There are some reports that this change was a response to a religious vision Truth experienced. Sojourner Truth died at her home on College Street on November 26, 1883. Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth were attending a meeting. Frederick had been speaking very despondently. A hush came over the audience as Sojourner rose and admonished Mr. Douglass by asking, "Frederick, is God dead?" These three words, "Is God Dead?" are inscribed on her tombstone, along with her reputed age of 105 which is really thought to be more like 86.