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  • 1. My Leaders and Role Models BY: Justin Busse
  • 2. Charlie “Yard Bird” Parker
    • Born Kansas City Missouri on August 29, 1920
    • Died March 12, 1955 (age of 34)
    • He was a composer and jazz player of the alto saxophone.
  • 3. Charlie’s Background
    • Parker began playing the saxophone at age 11 and at age 14 joined his school's band using a rented school instrument.
    • He never attended college.
    • In 1938, Parker joined pianist Jay McShann’s territory band. The band toured and got a signed.
  • 4. Parkers Accomplishments
    • In 1942 Parker left McShann and played with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie for one year.
    • That is the sax that he would us.
  • 5. Mr. Parkers Quotes
    • “ Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.”
        • – Charlie Parker
    • “ Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.”
        • - Charlie Parker
  • 6. 2 reasons I admire Mr. Parker
    • I admire the way he plays the music he did, and the way he played it.
    • I admire the many things he accomplished while he played his instrument.
  • 7. The Tuskegee Air men
    • These ww2 aviators were founded in 1941.
    • The program was shut down in 1946.
    • It was here in the U.S. that the first African Americans were taught how to fly a plane.
  • 8. The Background
    • Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen. Congress in 1941 forced the Army Air Corps to form an all-black combat unit.
    • War Department set up a system to accept only those with a level of flight experience or higher education that they expected would be hard to fill.
  • 9. Accomplishments
    • They were credited with never losing a single bomber while on escort.
    • Soon after they were told that in fact they did loss some 25 bomber from ‘61-’66.
    • That is better than a white flyer escort in that many years.
  • 10. Tuskegee Airmen Quotes
    • Major Sherman Joy : The four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Of these, I call your attention to two: air and fire. Though it is your privilege to live in the air, you will die by fire.
    • Lt. Glenn : Friends die in our business, and for a lot of reasons. And the only protection you have against losing one is not to have any.
  • 11. Why I admire them…..
    • I admire their dedication the a country that segregates them from the rest of the country.
    • I admire how they kept going even though it was and they felt like they wanted to quite, but did they no!
  • 12. Credits
    • www.google.com
    • www.google.com/images
    • www.bing.com
    • www.bing.com/images
    • www.wikipedea.com
    • www.thinkexist.com
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