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. Annie had the support and encouragement that she needed from her mother to continue on to study at Xavier University, which at the time was an African-American …show more content…
Later in the 1970s she worked on energy problems examining the damage done to the ozone layer. During this time she created and used computer programs that worked to determine solar wind and were also used to solve problems of energy monitoring and conversions, including technologies for wind power and solar energy. Another assignment she has included researching the life use of storage batteries like those used in electric utility vehicles. Her computer applications are used to identify energy conversion systems that offer the improvement over commercially available technologies. Easley retired in 1989 though some sources say it was 1991. There is an interview stored in the National Aeronautics’ and Space Administration Johnson Space Center Oral History Program that includes material on the history of the Civil Rights Movement, Glenn Research Center, Johnson Space Center, space flight, and the contribution of women to space flight. Annie Jean Easley died on June 25, 2011, in Cleveland Ohio form natural
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Carmela Dante DeFrancesco known as Millie Donay was an outstanding Lindy Hopper, she met Cuban Pete at the Palladium Ballroom in 1952, he taught her the Mambo and the clave, to which she added Lindy moves. Cuban Pete and Millie excited the world with their daring original routines, making the Mambo to an international craze. Every Wednesday night, people came to the Palladium Ballroom to watch them dance the Mambo, Rumba, and the Guajira. Millie is most famous for her making of body rolls, especially one where she turned her back to the audience as she tapped her butt. Cuban Pete and Millie parted ways in 1956, but remained friends through the years.
Evelyn had a very interesting early life, in this section you will learn about her curious upbringing. Evelyn is the only child of Alexandra and Donald McLean, she was born in Beamsville, Ontario on the 13th of October in 1920. A year after her birth her family moved to Hamilton, Ontario where she later attended a private Catholic school for girls. Throughout Evelyn 's life her parents never saw eye-to-eye. Alexandra had a wicked temper, and Donald was an abusive alcoholic who constantly stole money from the Hamilton Street Railway revenues.
Dorothy day was November 8,1897 in Brooklyn Heights Neighborhood in Brooklyn NY. She died November 29, 1980. Dorothy was born into a strong, patriotic, middle class family. Her father was John day and her mother was Grace Satterlee. They both were journalist.
Kimberly Hartford, an above average appearing woman who came from a seemingly normal family. Kimberly Hartford, a woman who has a chronic illness that nobody believes. It is a silent, internal illness, that has been killing her slowly for the past thirty years. She suffers not only physically, but mentally as well. Excruciating pain day by day, so horrid that morphine cannot fix.
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.
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Debbie Allen Is an American actress dancer, choreographer will all major dances like classical Ballet, Modern, African, Hip Hop and Jazz. Now she is currently teaching young dancers. At age 12 Debbie Allen audition at ballet school when she returned to her birth home in Texas. Auditioning for the school got denied just because of her skin color. When she got a second chance to perform a Russian instructor saw her talent of how a good dancer she is by a that the Russian instructor let her be is his academy .
Last, I’m going to talk about the last things about her life. According to the 1900 census Bessie was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Laura and William Smith. His dad was a laborer and a part-time Baptist in Moulton, Alabama.
Daughter of a sharecropper, Anne Moody soon at a young age came to the realization that her skin color made her part of the inferior race, inferior to the white race and subject to the control and merciless power of the white society and government. As a child after her father abandoned her mother, Moody live in continuous poverty. Poverty caused her mother sincere depression and planted a seed of bitterness in little five year old Moody. ”Mama cried all night.” Stated Anne Moody.
Imagine being outside and hearing the birds sing, but when you open your eyes all you can see are blurry figures. That is what it was like for Anne Sullivan, yet she still managed to teach a blind, deaf, and mute girl how to communicate with the world and as a result she is remembered as a great teacher. Listen carefully as I tell you about Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, MA. When she was 5, she got an eye disease called trachoma, which severely damaged her eyes making it difficult for her to see.
Bessie Coleman died doing what she loved as the first African American pilot to get their pilot 's license. She was born on January 26,1892, in Atlanta,TX. She is part African American and part Cherokee. She was the 10th out of 13 children to her mother Susan and her father, George Coleman. After 17 years of marriage, her father left her family because of all the immigration going on in the area and moved to Oklahoma.
Imagine if you had one of your limbs removed right when you were going to have your dream career. This is what Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton had to go through. Even though Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton handled their adversity in different ways, it is important to see that they also took things the same way but both were determined to pursue their goals in life. Similarly, both Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton were determined to pursue their dreams.