One cold January night a beautiful baby girl was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Griscom, or better known as Betsy Ross. Betsy came from a family of Quakers, so she eventually learned to sew when she was apprenticed to an upholsterer. In 1773 Betsy ran away from home to marry her secret lover, John Ross. Then opened an upholstery shop where Betsy sewed. While working in her upholstery shop in New Jersey, Betsy Ross got a visit from General George Washington.
All throughout her childhood she would help her mother at work. He mother was a cook for a white family. When she was 11 she was finally enrolled in school.When she was 21 she became an educationalist. She loved her job and she was dedicated to giving her all to teach the future generation. In 1898 Mary met a man by the name of Albert Bethune whom she soon married and conceived a health boy.
Her family cook Martha Washington, created a type of sign language to communicate with Helen. By the time Helen was seven they had already made 60 different ways to communicate with each other. In 1886 Alexander Graham Bell was working with deaf children and agreed to meet with Helen and her family. Bell wanted her to go to Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. At the institute Helen met with Anne Sullivan, a former graduate who soon became her teacher.
The heresy of Anne Hutchinson of Massachusetts expounded in 1634. Anne Hutchinson was forty-five and a mother of fifteen children. later following the Puritan leader John Cotton to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She brought attention to Cotton’s theology through her way with words. This attracted people to meetings at her home, on Mondays to talk about Cotton’s Sunday sermon.
He had never known his biological father because his mother had left him when James was very young due to his drug abuse. She later married a Baptist preacher named David Baldwin who would become the inspiration for many of Baldwin’s works and life decisions. The two men did not often agree and had a strained relationship, but Baldwin proceeded to become a youth minister, following the steps of his stepfather from the ages of 14-16. He described his father in
(ADD MORE) Sojourner escaped slavery with her youngest child, Sophia in 1826. Unfortunately, she left her other children behind because they were not legally free under the emancipation order. (CITE and ADD MORE). On July 4, 1827, the state of New York emancipates slaves born after the year 1799. In 1828, Sojourner sues a white man for illegally selling her son Peter.
Early one morning in August, a teacher was on her way to her sister’s house. She notices a skirt a young woman was wearing that caught her attention. She had deep admiration for this skirt that she was so compelled to have one made. The following day the teacher decided to buy the cloth, after reassuring her caution was unrestrained. She learned of a very, “Fine tailor, one of the last of the master craftsmen who worked alone or with, at most, two employees” (Heath 139), who had made the skirt she admired so much.
The Night of the Boston Tea Party I am about to talk about my grandfather John, he was in the Boston Tea party. He blames the Loyalist because of their unfair taxes, unfair rules, and think they have the blame for the Boston Tea Party. He was the bravest Patriot I knew. So without further ado this is my grandfather's journey through the Boston Tea Party. It was December 16, 1773 John was talking about how he did not like the British taxes and laws to his wife Mary.
But she really didn't. This was just a legend but still got credit for helping or as they call sewing the flag. In May 1776 three members came home to Betsy Ross and had asked her to sew the first National Flag. Betsy Ross did many flags for many years. She had also made one
Elizabeth Freeman, in the Ashley’s eyes, was just the slave who cleaned the house. Elizabeth was born in 1742 to an enslaved mother and father. When she was only 6 months old, she was sold to the Ashley family to become a slave! Thirty years later, almost nothing had changed. She cleaned the house and swept the floors.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school.
Not only was she an abolitionist, but a women’s rights activist. Being separated from her family starting at an early age, she moved around farm to farm until she resided on the property of John Dumont at West Park, New York. This would probably be the starting point of her legacy. It was there were she first learned english, and met her first love with a slave from a neighboring farm. However their love story did not end happily, as they were forbidden to marry.
Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright was born on November 30, 1919 in Manhattan to parents Corrine, a public-school teacher and Louis T. Wright, a graduate of Meharry Medical College and one of the first African American graduates from Harvard Medical School. She attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, from which she graduated in 1938. Wright went on to graduate with an art degree from Smith College in 1942 and then graduated with honors, with a medical degree from New York Medical College 1945. After medical school, she did residencies at Bellevue Hospital (1945-46) and Harlem Hospital (1947-1948), completing her tenure at Harlem Hospital as chief resident. In 1949 she joined her father in research at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center, which he had founded, succeeding him as director when he died in 1952.