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). She then moved to New York and became an activist in many social justice organizations and worked other jobs to make ends meet (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). In 1930, still early in
A special person I know takes care of me, teaches me and inspires me, her name is Nikki Gerner. I first met Miss Nikki about a year ago when we went to visit her for a party. I believe Miss Nikki should come speak at island school because she is responsible , a good influence to all kids, and has been through a few difficult things but never gave up. Nikki is a very special person in my life that I appreciate her very much.
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
Imagine, reentering the ocean after loosing an arm in a shark attack weeks before. Bethany Hamilton did not think twice about that decision. When Kauai local, Bethany Meilani Hamilton was thirteen she went surfing and was attacked by a Tiger Shark. The shark chomped off her left arm up to her shoulder, leaving only a nub. After surgery, she was ready to get back on her board.
Bella Bond- a sweet faced two year old little girl. Upon her death, her body was stuffed into a trash bag and left on the Deer Island beach near Boston Harbor. Her body was found on June 25th 2015 on Deer Island right off of Boston harbor by woman walking her dog. From the body, the police were able to develop computer generated face that looked very much like a photo and had a striking resemblance to Bella Bond.
Alice Paul was a significant leader for fighting for women’s right to vote, because her braver and she had not given up. I have chosen to study Alice Paul, because she was a strong and brave women. When she was older her mother had brought Alice along to National American Women Suffrage Association to the meeting, and Alice enjoyed them.The NAWSA was supporting equal rights and the vote for women. That is exactly Alice Paul what Alice Paul did in her later life time. This group is what had started every thing she had done. Alice never would have thought this is what she would be doing in her later years. Alice went to the college Swarthmore. She went to college, and got a diploma as a biology major, but she did not enjoy doing it.She then became a social worker, because she wanted to help people. She then decided “You couldn’t change the situation by social work.” She told her mother. She then found a group of women fighting for their rights, and thats how she found out it is for her. She then went back to college this time for doing sociology. Then she knew she would be helping people, something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She knew it would be difficult, but she still did.
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. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
Isabella Baumfree, also known as Sojourner Truth, had similar achievements and dreams as Frederick Douglass. Both sought to abolish slavery and inequality towards African American people in their time period. Slavery plagued our country until it was abolished in 1865. Even after slavery was abolished, Sojourner Truth had to save her son who had been sold into slavery. Even though she wasn’t able to read or write, she was the first black women to win a case and restore her son’s freedom.
"Ella left home after college and embarked on a career as a community organizer- a job that involved traveling by herself in an era when women were still expected to have a male protector when they were away from home" (Collins 117). She was hired as an organizer for the NAACP. (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Baker was a great communicator and could get along with any group of people" (Collins 117). Laura McGhee understood the needs of others around her. "
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).
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.
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.
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.
Sophia Mendez is a 34 year old married female, born female. She was born in San Antonio, Chile and later migrated to the United States when she was a young girl about the age of 16 with members of her family in order to gain more educational and economic opportunity. Sophia does not currently work, but she is mainly a stay-at-home mom, caring for her and her husband’s three children. Sophia does attend classes at a near-by college. They live in a home that in which Sophia, her husband, and three children reside. Sophia referred her and her family to Child Development Resources (CDR) on a voluntary basis and is seeking support with the development of her children, but since she is a part of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and has limited speech it may present some troubles in how she receives services in different agencies. She and her family has sought services from CDR willingly and willingly participates in services and events.