World War II war hero Doris “Dorie” Miller was born in Waco, Texas on October 12, 1919 to Conery and Henrietta Miller who were farmers just outside the city. Miller grew to 6 feet 3 inches, weighed over 200 pounds, and played football at Waco’s A.J. Moore Academy. He dropped out of school at the age of 17 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1939 at the age of 20. He was made a mess attendant, one the few positions available to African Americans at the time. Miller was eventually elevated to Cook, Third Class and assigned to the USS West Virginia stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Miller was doing laundry as a mess attendant aboard the West Virginia on December 7, 1941, when it was subjected to a surprise attack by Japanese forces. After hearing a loud and urgent summons to battle, Miller, who made his way from below deck to the ship’s bridge, saw Japanese fighter planes attacking US Naval forces, and the harbor already engulfed in flames. He ran to an antiaircraft station, only to find it shattered by a Japanese torpedo. Miller then pulled a captain and several of his crewmates to safety under heavy enemy fire. After making sure that his fellow sailors were out of harm’s way, Miller returned to the bridge, secured an unattended 50-caliber anti-aircraft gun, and began firing at Japanese warplanes. Although he had no previous training in operating the weapon, by the end of the attack he managed to shoot down at least two, and perhaps as many as six, Japanese aircraft. “It wasn’t hard,” Miller recalled, “I just pulled the trigger and she worked fine.” Once Miller ran out of ammunition, he was ordered to abandon ship. Although Miller’s courage under fire was initially overlooked, the black press seized his story and pressured the Navy to recognize him. On May 27, 1942, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz honored him by awarding him the Navy Cross, the third highest medal in the Navy. The Navy then promoted Miller to Cook, third class and moved him from the laundry room to the galley. #blackhistory#day18 ✊🏿✊🏿
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Ida B. Wells - Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist ✊🏿❤️✊🏿💚✊🏿🖤
Ida B. Wells was born July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs,Mississippi. She was journalist, newspaper editor, sociologist, feminist and an leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
Ida documented by doing investigative journalism on lynching in the United States in the 1890s, showing that it was often used in the South as a way to control or punish Black people who competed with whites. She was active in the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. During her campaign for justice she took trips to Europe and Great Britain. On February 1, 1990, the United States Postal Service issued a 25-cent postage stamp in her honor. In 2002, Molefi Kete Asante listed Wells on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. In her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi, there is an Ida B.Wells-Barnett Museum in her honor. Ida B. Wells is definitely a legacy amongst African Americans and Women.
Сегодня хотел сделать все отжимания до тренировки в зале и поэтому утром сделал 450 отжиманий, немного на учёбе отжался и потом дома дальше отжимался, и в итоге последние 60 раз я доделал уже в зале))
Все подходы так же по 30 раз, но необходимо прогрессировать дальше и поэтому завтра буду добавлять подходы по 35 отжиманий))
Осталось уже чуть меньше двух недель до окончания вызова и я начал думать каким мне сделать последний день отжиманий))
Может сделать 3000 за день? Или как то по особенному сделать эту же 1000, например всю тысячу делать по методу 4 секунды вниз и 1 взрывная вверх)) Есть у вас какие-нибудь предложения по этому поводу?)))