Soto met Jessie de la Cruz, now in her 80s, in a get-together of the California Rural Assistance League in 1998 and not long after started talking with her. Through her stories of her life as a kid worker, a youthful mother working under tiresome conditions in the fields, a union coordinator, and in the end a little ranch proprietor, Soto
She bought a small farm and lived there with her parents (EncyclopediaBritannica.com) In eighteen sixty- nine, Harriet married Nelson Davis, a Civil War veteran (Ducksters.com, (thefamouspeople.com). That year, they adopted a baby girl and named her Gertie Davies (thefamouspeople.com). After the war, joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony in their quest for women 's suffrage. Harriet also worked with Sarah Bradford, to write an autobiography (nwhm.org). One of Tubman’s life-long dreams was to have a home for the poor, elderly, and disabled.
Photography has been essential for society for years on end.Kathleen is an entrepreneur who runs her own photography studio. Seeing this you know that she does have experience as a photographer. “Once the digital camera was created, photography as an art form changed dramatically. Instead of having a limited number of chances to get the perfect shot, photographers could just fire away, hoping for the best. "Without being demeaning, it has given a huge amount of power to not very good photographers," says documentary photographer Paul Margolis.”Basically photography has become this thing that happens endlessly.
Born in May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1929, Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker she lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas. Mary would paint images of the relationships between mother and their children. Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is apart of Pittsburgh. Her father Robert Simpson Castt (later Cassatt) was a successful stockbroker and her mother Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The name Cassatt came from the cousin of the artists Robert Henri.
Analysis of “Migrant Mother” The famous photo of the Dorothea Lange known as “Migrant Mother” has become an icon of the great depression. It is an image of mother and her three children. The photo was captured in 1936 in Nipomo, California. To analyze any piece of art is totally depending upon the reader’s perception, what the readers sees in that piece of art they can present their own views about it. The visual analysis is somehow different from textual analysis where sharp contract of viewer’s eyes takes the whole story from the portrait.
Betye Saar was born, Betye Irene Brown, on July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Betye Saar is an American artist and educator. She is well-known for her gatherings that ridiculed racist attitudes about African Americans and for fittings that featuring mystical themes. Saar attended the University of California at Los Angeles from 1945 to 1949 and received a Bachelor’s degree in design. After receiving her BA degree, she worked as a social worker while she studied education and printmaking at California State University at Long Beach.
July 1861, Clara Barton was one of the first people to help many injured soldiers in the Battle of Bull Run. The next year she was going on to the battlefield transporting injured people to hospitals. By 1864, she received the position of superintendent. Clara Barton was presented with the nickname ‘The Angel of the Battlefield’. She was called this because she risked her life in saving others.
On page 40 is an image by Dorothea Lange called, “Migrant Mother”, taken by Dorothea Lange. This image is a black and white photograph of an immigrant mother in Nipomo, CA. Two of her children cling onto her as she looks away from her children. The image is meant to be a reference to the Madonna and child paintings. However, considering the content of the image, the Madonna and child reference is not very explicit.
Christy (1967) is a historical fiction by Christian author Catherine Marshall set in the fictional Appalachian village of Cutter Gap, Tennessee, in 1912. The novel was inspired by the story of the journey made by her own mother, Leonora Whitaker, to teach the impoverished children in the Appalachian region as a young, single adult. The novel explores faith and mountain traditions such as moon shining, folk beliefs and folk medicine. While attending a Christian revival meeting, 19-year-old Christy Huddleson was fascinated when she listened to the founder of an Appalachian mission program as he described the work his group was doing and the needs of the Cutter Gap community. Christy, the daughter of a well-to-do family in Asheville, North Carolina,
• Gellhorn worked with Dorothea Lange, a photographer, to document the everyday lives of the hungry & the homeless. • Their reports later became part of the official government files for the Great Depression. Gellhorn’s observations and findings were the basis of a collection of short stories ‘The Trouble I’ve seen’ (1936). • Gellhorn’s first encounter with Hemingway was during a 1936 Christmas family trip to Florida. They travelled to Spain together to cover the Spanish Civil War, where Gellhorn had been hired to report for ‘Collier’s Weekly’.
Goldsborough if she agreed to organize a school for the children on St. Simon’s Island. Baker accepted the offer and became the first black teacher to openly instruct African American students in Georgia. By day she taught children and at night she instructed adults. Baker met and married her first husband, Edward King, a black non-commissioned officer in the Union Army, while teaching at St. Simon Island.” “For the next three years, Susie Baker King traveled with her husband’s regiment, working as a laundress while teaching black Union soldiers how to read and write during their off-duty hours. She also served as a nurse, helping camp doctors care for injured soldiers.” “In 1866, the Kings returned to Savannah, where she established a school for freed black children.
Zsaia Elyse Nelson was born in San Jose, California, located in the southern region of the San Fransisco Bay Area. Here she attended private school from kindergarten through 10th grade before transferring into an independent studies program that would allow her more flexibility and freedom to travel with her father in her final years of high school. Prior to her moving out to Arizona for college, she busied herself with various community outreach organizations that included Second Harvest Food Bank, Sacred Heart, and Operation Matthew; all of which focused on giving back to the community, helping those in need, and going green. As a Freshman Student at Arizona State University, Zsaia is pursuing an Undergraduate Business Degree with a concentration
Molly Ivins was born in Monterey, California in 1944. Her family moved a year after to Houston, Texas where she was raised (Reader 7). While she attends high school, she interns for the Houston Chronicles and is assigned to the Complaint Department (Reader 9). It is in this department that Ivins ' recognizes what customers are interested in reading—what attracts readers, what they expect from journalists’ and their articles (Reader 10). Eventually, Ivins gets a job as a police reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune.
Hamer was an informal bridge leader for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. When activists Annelle Ponder and Septima Clark came to Mississippi to teach people about voting registration, Hamer’s attention was sparked. A few weeks later, Hamer and a few other citizen of Mississippi set off to Charleston, South Carolina to share what they learned. They planned on teaching classes on voter registration. The group consisted of John Brown, Bernard Washington, Euvester Simpson, June Johnson, Rosemary Freeman, James West, Annelle Ponder, and Hamer herself.
At the age of 14 years old Susie King began teaching children and adults how to read and write. After some time had passed the former slaves along with Susie and her uncle’s family escaped the plantation. They joined with the Union Army encampment on St. Catherine Island and remained there for two weeks before transferring to St. Simon’s Island (Taylor, S. (1902). Reminiscences of my life in camp with the 33d United States colored troops, late 1st S.C, volunteers. Boston: The author.).