African American Influence On Women's Rights

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Over the past decades, from the 1800s until now, there have been so many influential African Americans in the world. African American who may have been the first black officer, doctor, nurse, or who may even have been the first black person to open up a school. These people have done wonders not only for their city but for the entire black community. Their actions have made young children inspired to do more with their lives. Because of these people, who fought for what’s right, children like me can be more than what we were told we could be. We can do more than what our limits were set to be. Because our ancestors stood up for what was right to give us a better future, we can all make a difference in the world. Martin Luther King Jr. who fought…show more content…
She was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and a civil rights activists best known for a starting a private school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mrs.Bethune didn’t come from a family who had already planned her whole life out, she had to work for it. Mrs.Bethune was always someone to fight for black freedom, as well as women’s rights. Mrs.Bethune served as president for 14 years leading campaigns against segregation and discrimination in the Nation Council of Negro Women, which was founded by Mrs.Bethune in the 1930s. In 1932, Mrs. Bethune was invited as a member of President Roosevelt’s Black Cabinet. Later into the 1930’s, put in charge of black affairs in the National Youth Administration, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune became an advisor to President Roosevelt. She helped spread his message and achievements to other black people who were Republicans. Everyone can make a difference just like Mrs.Mary McLeod Bethune. It’s not going to be easy, but we have to keep going. We have to keep going not to only better ourselves, or the community, but to make an impact on the world just like many African Americans have done; including Mary McLeod

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