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James Brown

James Brown

The famous African American I chose was James Brown because he’s considered ‘’the Godfather of Soul ‘’ and is one of the ironic figures in funk and soul music from 1956 tom 2006.

Always a gifted athlete, upon his release from prison in 1953 Brown turned his attention to sports and devoted the next two years primarily to boxing and playing professional baseball.

at the age of 16, he was arrested for stealing a car and sentenced to three years in prison and While incarcerated, Brown organized and led a prison gospel choir .

James Brown is a singer, songwriter, activist, and musician.

It’s important to study history because to help us develop judgment in worldly affairs by understanding the past behaviors of people and societies and to inspire us.

The ‘’ Godfather of Soul’’ James Joe Brown Jr. was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina and after a weeklong battle with pneumonia, James Brown died on December 25, 2006 at the age of 73 in Atlantic, Georgia.

On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, with riots raging across the country, Brown gave a rare live concert in Boston in an attempt to prevent rioting there but his effort succeeded.

Dismissed from school at the age of 12 for not enough clothing," Brown turned to working his odd jobs full-time and as an escape from the harsh reality of growing up black. Brown has a movie out about him called get on up.

Looking and learning from the past help us in today’s society because so that we learn about history, so we can attempt to make the present and future a better place to live.

Although his career fell off during the late 1970s due to troubles , Brown made an inspired comeback with a performance in the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

Brown married four times over the course of his life and had six children.

In 1955, Bobby Byrd invited Brown to join his R'B vocal group, The Gospel Starlighters and Brown accepted.

Brown sang in the church choir, where he developed his powerful and uniquely voice.

He performed five or six nights a week throughout the 1950s and '60s, and a schedule that earned him the title "The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business."


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