Stevie Wonder Research Paper

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Throughout history many people have achieved the “unachievable” with some obstacles, some known and some not so known. People such as Thomas Edison and Oprah Winfrey have triumphed over the boundaries set by peers. One man overcame what others said could not be done, Stevie Wonder. Stevie was born on May 13, 1950 and on that miraculous day his parents were struck with anguish when they were told their son would never see the day of light. Even though he was the middle child of a poor household, along with several other disabilities, he had the dream to become a musician. Many thought this was impossible because he was African American, underprivileged and sightless. Stevie responded to the prejudice people he stood before and said, “You…show more content…
Stevie Wonder was given boundaries, and he surpassed those boundaries further than anyone could have ever imagined. One of Stevie Wonder’s limitations was his age. For instance, “Wonder showed an early gift for music, first with a church choir in Detroit, Michigan, where he and his family had moved to when he was 4 years old, and later with a bevy of instruments, including the harmonica, piano and drums, all of which he taught himself before age 10” ( This is one of the many examples that shows that Stevie had talent other children couldn’t have imagined doing, and much less with his disabilities. Stevie’s young age when he first produced his music gave him a huge advantage throughout life, and that advantage was became known. Stevie Wonder was only 13 when he had his first number hit. For example, Laurie Ulster wrote this about Stevie Wonder, “He was the youngest artist ever to top the chart, and the first artist in history to top the pop charts and R&B chart simultaneously” ( This is one of the many examples of why he is one of the most talented people who has soared over obstacles some people could barely crawl through. Stevie Wonder’s age typically would have been a disadvantage. Instead he used it to his advantage, and that lead him to be one of the greatest artists of all

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