Annie Jean Easley was born April 23, 1933 to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel Bird Easley, in Birmingham Alabama. She was raised, along with her older brother, by a single mom. Annie attended schools in Birmingham and graduated high school valedictorian of her class. Throughout high school Annie wanted to be a nurse because she thought that the only careers that were open to African American women at the time were nursing and teaching and she definitely did not want to teach so she settled on being a nurse but as she studied in high school she began thinking about becoming a pharmacist.
What It Is And What It Was Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums.
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln. Jane was determined to get a good education which she ended up getting. She went to Rockford sanitary for women which is now called Rockford University and she also studied to be a doctor but had to quit because she was hospitalised too many times. Being sick affected her life very much so when she got older she remedied her spinal defect with surgery.
On April 8, 1993, Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman to go into space. Ellen Ochoa was born May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. She calls La Mesa, California her hometown. She is the third of five children, three brothers and one sister. When she was in her teens her parents got a divorce.
People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities.
Ella Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song” or “Lady Ella”, was an extraordinary singer highly known in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Virginia then moving to New York, Ella grew up during the 1920s and got her breakthrough in the early 1930s. She joined an orchestra and produced her first number one single, A-Tisket, A-Tasket. Ella’s contributions to the Harlem Renaissance included not only her songs, but her appearances in movies such as. Ella Fitzgerald is shaped into the woman that she once was through her background, accomplishments, challenges and hardships; she also leaves a legacy that would continue on to influence many generations to come.
Elizabeth Van Lew Elizabeth Van Lew. sewed clothing for the confederates . In her time people would call her crazy bet because she acted crazy for her disguise. When her parents sent her to Quaker school convinced that slavery was bad and wrong . You will learn that Elizabeth Van Lew was a spy for the Union soldiers. You will also learn that Elizabeth Van Lew 's father was a slave owner.
To prove her skills as an aviator, she piloted a tiny, single-engine Lockheed Electra from Newfoundland, Canada, to Ireland. Then, on May 20-21, 1932, and five years after Lindbergh, Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.” (Encyclopedia of World
Ava Rideaux is the senior pastor of, Anointed to Serve MultiMinistries International Inc. With a heart to see souls saved and delivered from the bondage of sin. Master 's Degree in Christian Psychology, Christian Counseling, and Doctorate in Theology from Cornerstone University, Calvary Theological Seminary in Louisiana. She has seen many miracles through revival, conferences, and many other arenas. She has served in many capacities of ministry; prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher.
Kay Evelyn Scott was born April 20, 1921 in Kansas City, Kansas. After Evelyn was born her and her parents Lewis Scott and Nettie Finks and her 4 siblings traveled to Hiteman, Iowa. Evelyn got married at age 15 and had 2 children Bobby and Donna Lewis. She then got divorced five years later. Evelyn then decided to move to Des Moines, Iowa with her mother and her two children Bobby and Donna.
Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois. Her mother died when she was only a few years old, which may have spurred her ambitions to become a doctor when she was very young, but she was unable to fulfill her ambitions, due to her often back pains, and was sick most of the time. In 1877, Jane attended the Rockville Female Seminary where she learned to write and speak with authority, traits that would be useful for years to come. When she graduated in 1881, she became ill and depressed, and became more so after her father died that same year when she was only 21.
My teacher asked me what person am I going to do for black history month, and I told her Marian Anderson. About half the class said, “who?, what?, who is that?”. Marian Anderson should be a name that everyone should know. She has made made many accomplishments in her singing career that made a difference in history. Marian Anderson was born February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia.
There Bessie completed flight training at the best school in France and was awarded her Federation Aeronautique Internationale (F.A.I.; international pilot’s license) license on June 15, 1921.” (“www.notablebiographies.com”). Bessie traveled to Europe to gain further flying experience so Bessie could perform in air shows. (“www.notablebiographies.com”). Bessie would be a leader for introducing aviation to any race by finding a school and Bessie would appear before audiences such as in the churches, schools, and theaters to try to persuade people to be pilots.