My Leaders And Role Models


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My Leaders And Role Models

  1. 1. My Leaders and Role Models BY: Justin Busse
  2. 2. Charlie “Yard Bird” Parker <ul><li>Born Kansas City Missouri on August 29, 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Died March 12, 1955 (age of 34) </li></ul><ul><li>He was a composer and jazz player of the alto saxophone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Charlie’s Background <ul><li>Parker began playing the saxophone at age 11 and at age 14 joined his school's band using a rented school instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>He never attended college. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1938, Parker joined pianist Jay McShann’s territory band. The band toured and got a signed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Parkers Accomplishments <ul><li>In 1942 Parker left McShann and played with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie for one year. </li></ul><ul><li>That is the sax that he would us. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mr. Parkers Quotes <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>– Charlie Parker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Charlie Parker </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2 reasons I admire Mr. Parker <ul><li>I admire the way he plays the music he did, and the way he played it. </li></ul><ul><li>I admire the many things he accomplished while he played his instrument. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Tuskegee Air men <ul><li>These ww2 aviators were founded in 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>The program was shut down in 1946. </li></ul><ul><li>It was here in the U.S. that the first African Americans were taught how to fly a plane. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Background <ul><li>Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen. Congress in 1941 forced the Army Air Corps to form an all-black combat unit. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accomplishments <ul><li>They were credited with never losing a single bomber while on escort. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon after they were told that in fact they did loss some 25 bomber from ‘61-’66. </li></ul><ul><li>That is better than a white flyer escort in that many years. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tuskegee Airmen Quotes <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why I admire them….. <ul><li>I admire their dedication the a country that segregates them from the rest of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>I admire how they kept going even though it was and they felt like they wanted to quite, but did they no! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credits <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>