Hurston gained fame much fame during the Harlem Renaissance, she was writer who cherish the literature arts. Although Zora Neale Hurston received a lot of criticism when she was alive. Her literary works are today still getting recognition that she deserved. She was trying to fight for black culture rights and feminism. She was able to use her writing skills through her time to influence other African American writers.
Maya Angelou has written many poems that have been impactful to not only women and African Americans, but to all people. Her poems and books are an inspiration to everyone. Sangeetha perfectly sums up this poem specifically by saying, "Maya Angelou has combined several poetic devices in the poem 'Still I Rise ' to paint a vivid picture of endurance, hope, and strength" (Sangeetha). Although Maya Angelou 's most famous poems were written years ago, they continue to be a reminder to be confident in all situations. Also the poems serve as a reminder of history and of the
The speaker is Queen B, of course. The occasion is about tracing a story of infidelity and reconciliation. Beyoncé’s audience in this album are her fans and all the women experiencing the same thing she’s experiencing. The purpose of this album was about Beyoncé’s personal struggle and some of the wider issue faced by black women today and throughout history. There were also guests she added in this album such as, Serena Williams, the young actresses Quvenzhané Wallis and Amandla Stenberg, and the actress/singer Zendaya.
The girl arrives at a destination where Black and female subjectivity is expressed with different alternatives in reason, form, and language. You get to really see and understand that through Ringgold’s experiences in her childhood, she expresses part of it through her works. She uses her imagination to tell stories that help educate others about African-American and American culture. So a lot of her works are very personal and political. Referring back to Afrofemcentrism, the characteristic within this quilt that describes that is Cassie’s character as a subject rather than an object.
I believe the arist Mackalene Thomas chose to create this masterpiece because she understands the black culture and what a lot of black women went through as time passed. She’s showing appreciation towards her mother and grandmother in what they’ve had to do to provide for their family. This portrait shows beauty, sexuality, and power. Her passion is to expand the boundaries of art history while glorifying the beauty of black women. As I look at the painting I see three compositional components that are in this portrait, which are unity, focus, and movement.
Maya Angelou writes about a more literal oppression, as an African American woman of the time period, and her perseverance. Both poems make ample use of repetition in the endings of their stanzas. However, the contrast between the repeated lines is what makes these two poems most different. “One Art” repeats the phrase, “The art of losing isn’t hard to master,”
She is also known for her famous poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, expressing her feelings about her early life. She had a hard life and overcame her struggle and became a very influential person to so many people including me. Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents are Bailey Johnson, a doorman and navy dietitian,
Through trials of tough times she overcame it all and Angelou’s life started to look up. She became a member of the Harlem Writers Guild and a civil rights activist. Through this she organized numerous groups and starred in numerous musicals. She traveled to different countries performing and when she came back she decided to write about the struggles and adventures of her life. She wrote “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969 which made history being the first nonfiction best-seller by and African-American woman.
Women’s suffrage continues to be an issue around the world. In Anne Sexton’s poem “Her Kind,” she illustrates her stance on feminism by reflecting on her own past, using multiple different stylistic devices, and she expresses all of this with a powerful tone. In “Her Kind” Sexton reveals her values on feminism using strong and powerful imagery. Anne Sexton’s personal story can be found within this poem. Sexton was raised by Ralph Harvey and Mary Gray Staples in a comfortable, middle class life (Wagner-Martin).
Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She sang about women’s rights as she believed women were being treated unfairly during the time that she sang. She also spoke about African Americans rights because she believed they were being discriminated against. She became a role model for other minorities and many other artists followed in her footsteps. She was a very powerful icon during her time, and her songs such as “Respect” encourage minorities to speak up for their rights.
For example, an autobiography by Bates and autobiographies from the Little Rock Nine, a recorded interview manuscript, a personal letter from Bates to Roy Wilkins, monographs on women leaders in the Movement, as well as, on the Civil Rights Movement itself examining Bates’s leadership skills during the integration of Little Rock, monographs analyzing the actions on several women in the Civil Rights Movement, monographs reviewing Brown vs. Board of Education, monographs on the desegregation and crisis of Little Rock Central High School, newspaper article examining the integration crisis of Little Rock and biographies on Bates, provide necessary information on her roles as a leader in the community and in the Civil Rights Movement. The newspaper article, along with the biographies on Bates’s life and the monographs about women, Brown vs. Board of Education and Bates’s leadership skills, offer outside interpretation of events. In the newspaper article, I believe I will find a different viewpoint on the integration of Little Rock and how the president 's involvement allowed the integration to move forward. In monographs, I expect to find critical analysis of her work in the community as the president of the local NAACP chapter and her leadership skills in the integration of Little Rock Central High School. I also expect to find how she differed from other women leaders in the movement.
In “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” both women speakers discuss the hardships they faced through their lives. Even though the both women speakers both had hardships, the hardships were in different circumstances. In “Ain’t I a Woman” the speaker was faced with the difficulty of slavery while “Lucinda Matlock” was free. Both “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Lucinda Matlock” had similar themes throughout both of the poems. Both women speakers thought they deserved more respect then what they were receiving.