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
When you think of September you think of back to school. Right? We all remember the smell of a new box of crayons. Well in the 1900s that was not the case for many children in America. Labor laws were not fair, but there was one American woman in that era that said enough is enough. She fought hard on improving working conditions for many American Her name was Florence Kelley.
When the colonies were being established in the United States, there were struggles between white colonists and the Native Americans already living there. Mary Musgrove helped this improve this situation when Georgia was being founded in the seventeenth century. Her blended background gave her skills that helped her bridge both groups.
With the undeniable truth, everyone must age and grow older. Although this is a natural process of life, not everyone is accepting of this. At this age, being an older adult you face difficulties such as aging, sexuality, relationship dynamics and having to face reality that you are not in your prime as you once were. Heart attacks, strokes, and other ailments are examples of this. However, just as there younger counterparts they still able to do somethings they were able to do in their earlier stages.
Amy Archer-Gilligan was originally born Amy E. Duggan October 1868. Her parents James Duggan and Mary Kennedy had 10 children, Amy was the 8th. She grew up in Milton Connecticut and attended school at the Milton school. In 1890 she attended the New Britain Normal School. Apart from this very little known about Amy’s childhood, this partly has to do with the fact that she had many siblings and little documentation was kept at the time. After her schooling Amy married James Archer in 1897 and just a few months later had her daughter, Mary J. Archer in December 1897.
She was married until she told her husband, her dissatisfaction with marriage and he conceded that he too found it less than he expected. So he took enough money to make it to Oklahoma and become a minister, but what he didn’t say was that he knew a minister who he could study with and an unmarried daughter. Then after he left there was Annie with two beautiful children whom she didn’t want to leave just to become a maid or a servant, so she decided that she would change directions. The next morning she got up early and started making meat pies.
When my great grandma died I was very sad, but her death brought out all the memories me and my family had with her. Opening Christmas presents, celebrating her 100th birthday, and visiting her at her home. Those were all such great memories. It made me sad to think she was gone, but she made me appreciate the more time I have with my family. Time is
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood.
L1: Know about the Ageing Process. 1.1: Describe the physical, psychological, social and emotional changes that an individual may experience as a result of ageing. Aging is another stage in the human life. It is synonymous to other life stages like childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The process of aging affects all people differently and is highly dependent on genes (hereditary), attitudes and lifestyle (CPA, 2009).
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.
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.