Born as Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth was brought into slavery since the minute she was born, being forced to live an intense and labor-filled life, all the while being sold to five total slave owners . But at the age of 29, she was able to obtain her freedom, and afterwards, Sojourner Truth became the voice of change and reason during an oppressive era of human slavery. In the likes of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and other fellow anti-abolitionists leaders, Sojourner spoke her mind, only seeking the freedom and liberty for not only for slavery, but for the female gender . During a time where many feared to do the unthinkable, Sojourner was part of a very few group of people who stood up to the oppressive forces at the time, and
In 1965, a small time family with big time dreams are caught up in the biggest drug smuggling operation in United States history. The family includes Jeff and Annie Hobbitt, as well as their two children, Bobbi and Georgia Hobbitt. The Hobbitt’s smuggled drugs from Mexico on numerous occasions before Georgia was pulled over by Texas State Troopers in 1968 in which she began to believe that their big time operation was under fire; thus, her father, the chemist, began manufacturing crack cocaine. Jeff contributed to five other states for crack cocaine, his son and daughter collected the money, while transporting the merchandise back and forth from the surrounding states. Annie, the mother and wife, created a large barrier around their lab by purchasing razor wire fencing and planted numerous trees around the area for camouflage.
A teenager mother from Mississippi, Sabrina Butler was first known as the only female offender on Mississippi’s death row who was convicted for child abuse and the murder of her infant son. On the eve of April 11th, 1989, Sabrina Butler arrived at the hospital after midnight with a nine-month-old Walter Dean Butler, who was unresponsive at the scene. She claimed that she have found the baby when he unexpectedly stopped breathing, and after multiple failed attempts to resuscitate her son, she rushed to the emergency room and seek helps from medical professionals who are more knowledgeable on the matter. Sadly, her child was pounced died by the doctors following their visit to the hospital. The next day, while Sabrina was asked to give her statements at the local police station, the prosecutors arrested Sabrina under the charges of capital murder.
Sarah Thiel is a dental hygienist with an alternative career while serving as secretary of the New Mexico dental hygiene committee and as a dental board examiner for two different agencies. She is the CEO and co-founder of CE Zoom, which is a continuing education tracking system. Sarah began in the dental field as a dental assistant 16 years ago and has ten years of experience as a dental hygienist. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at San Juan in Farmington, N.M.
Ever since Luna Garcias was born, she has been a household servant at the Garcias family, who is well-known for raising their bulls for bullfighters. As Luna’s mother died at childbirth, she is raised by the loyal housemaid, Panqui who taught her obedience. However, within the bulls that are raised by the Garcias family, she finds a burning passion. With an ambitious quality, she craves to be a bullfighter as she believes that it is a way that will lift her out of poverty. Thus, every night, she will secretly practice doing what she believes is bullfighting, until she is caught one day by Manuel, the eldest son of the Garcias.
She was born Isabella Baumfree in Swaterkill, NY around 1797 in Ulster County. She was one of twelve children born to James and Elizabeth (Betsey) Baumfree. Her father was from, what is now known as modern day Ghana and her mother was the daughter of slaves from Guinea was known as Mau-Mau Bet. The Baumfrees were owned by Colonel Hardenburgh and lived at the Colonel’s estate in Esopus, NY, which was located about 95 miles from New York City. When the Colonel passed away, the Baumfrees were passed down to his son, Charles in 1806.
Stephanie Torreno is a graduate from Houston Baptist University. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and technical writing. She was born with a disability called cerebral palsy .Celebral palsy affects her entire body. Therefore, she depends on caregivers to help her write.
In 1952 most women didn't go to college let alone graduate from one of the best law schools in America. Her graduating class only had two woman, and at that time most law firms did not hire woman. Sandra decided to open up her own firm, which she worked at until she had children. Sandra stayed active in law and politics and became a state legislator in Arizona, where she helped write new laws. She left politics to become a judge and is known for being very tough, but very fair.
Ella Josephine Baker was born December 13, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). She grew up in North Carolina and developed a passion for social justice after hearing stories from when her grandmother was in slavery (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Her grandmother often told her stories of slave revolts and how oppressive life was as a slave (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and was elected valedictorian when she graduated in 1927 with a degree in sociology (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker began to cultivate her radical activism by protesting rules and policies of the university that were discriminating (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015).
In the 2007 National Finals of the Public Forum Debate, a competitive debate tournament in which teams are assigned sides of an issue to debate in front of a panel of judges in order to persuade them that the affirmative or negative side is correct. The topic of this debate was whether or not handguns should be banned for private use in the United States. This issue is easily debatable because of the amount of information and statistics on each side of the argument. I analyzed the affirmative team in the debate, where Thao Le and Alyssa Tharp argue their position. Le and Tharp stand resolved that private gun ownership of handguns should be banned in the United States.
They were able to share their first hand accounts of slavery to Northerners and support their ideas and belief that slavery should be abolished with their personal experiences. These two sisters used their speeches and writings to attract the attention of thousands nationwide and help to fuel the anti-slavery movement (Blundell). They became role models to other southerners in the fact that their families had been slave holders but they broke out of this stereotype and began to fight for the North for the abolishment of slavery (Blundell). Sarah and Angelina also greatly impacted women's rights and involvement in today's society. Angelina made history when she spoke in front of the Massachusetts legislative body and became the first woman to speak in front of any United states legislative body (People & Ideas).
First and foremost, she was an intelligent woman living in a man’s world filled with stereotypes of what a woman should be and do. She went against this and enrolled and was accepted into Oberlin College, a time when women were not permitted formal higher education. She became the first women to graduate from college in Massachusetts, and one of the few women with a degree in the country. Lucy Stone was a fiercely independent woman and thinker and when she was asked to write the commencement speech for her graduating class, however she refused because it was to be read by a man since she as a woman was not allowed to do public speaking. When Stone graduated she was hired by the American Anti-slavery society and it was then she gave her first public speech.