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.
Ida B. Wells had a huge impact for what set the mark for the Women 's Rights Movement. Her drive to help make sure her voice is heard as women. Not Just any women but a women of color. What she does provides a he impact on those who were willing to fight for their rights. Going through the diary of her life, she takes us through a journey of her life during Reconstruction.
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892 and later passed away in April of 1926; she was only 34 years old. Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman and had 12 brothers and sisters; she was one of 13 children. The family lived in constant struggle because they had to deal with the conflicts of racism and poverty. As a result, Coleman’s father left the family in search of better opportunities, thus forcing the mother to assume all responsibility for all 13 children.
Florence Kelley was a famous Progressive-Era social reformer known for her protective legislation on working women and children. From a young age, she committed herself to social reform like at Hull House in Chicago and also as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. She later helped start National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) who policy was “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The famous case of Muller V. Oregon showed Florence’s conquest to establish labor laws against working long hours and bad working conditions. This case paved a way into new ideas and eventually created the labor unions we have today Florence’s father, Congressman William Kelley, was a social activist who fought for the poor.
Her work has benefited African American Women, but to also African American people in general. Orienting Material A. I research my topic for approximately two weeks and I’m creditable to speak on Dorothy Irene Height. B. Dorothy Height becomes a civil rights and women's rights activist because the struggle, and challenging she faced in her childhood and adulthood; which enable her has earned many achievements in life by focusing primarily on improving the circumstances and opportunities for African-American women. 1.
During the 1920s something extraordinary accord, an artistic movement that flourished the African American society and that would impact the world we live in today. Some know this movement to be called The New Negro Movement others The New Negro Movement. We often hear about the men like Alain Locke or Langston Hughes that had a major role in the movement, but what about the women? I will explore legendary women like Maya Angelou, Naomi Sims, Aida Overton Walker, Angelina Grimke, and Zora Neale Hurston. These women had contributed to The Harlem Renaissance, but are not often recognized for them.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress. She became the first black woman to seek a major party nomination for the U.S. presidency. Chisholm helped place the African American culture in mainstream politics. In 1924, Chisholm spoke at the University of Missouri and emphasized a black woman's role in civil rights and the American culture. Chisholm describes the black women's role in American society as displaced and misunderstood.
Mary McLeod Bethune was born on July 10 in 1875. Her parents were Patsy and Samuel McLeod. Mary was born the third youngest child out of her seventeen siblings and she was also the first born into freedom. Opportunities came for Mary that her older siblings may not have had and Mary didn’t pass them up. Mary graduated from Scotia Seminary in Concord, NC in 1894. Mary wasted no time a year later she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
When thinking of a historical figure, many imagine a president, king, or general that lead a country to greatness, but never realized some could be the ones who influence the minds of society. Although not thought of as anything, writers and poets hold the key to shaping the society’s mindset without even knowing it. Being a civil rights activist, social activist, and role model for women makes Maya Angelou a historical figure who has made a huge impact in American society and in American history. Born poor and black, she was a childhood victim of rape, shamed into silence. She was a young single mother who had to work at strip clubs for a living.
Susan B. Anthony was born into a Quaker family, with the hope that everyone would one day be treated equal. She denied a chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman(Susan B. Anthony). From this point on, she knew that she needed to make a change. Susan B. Anthony, because of her intense work involving women 's’ rights, highly influenced all of the societies and beliefs that were yet to come. She employed a huge role in our history because of the fact that she advocated for women’s rights, for the integration of women in the workforce, and for the abolition of slavery.
She had become the first African American performer to sign a contract with a major studio, but she wanted to accomplish more than that. She wanted to be a voice for African Americans who were also trying to receive equality. “When I went to the south and met the kind of people who were fighting in such an unglamorous fashion, I mean, fighting to just get someplace to sit and get a sandwich. I felt close to that kind of thing because I had denied it and had been left away from it so long. And I began to feel such pain again.
She was an African- American civil rights leader who founded the National Council of Negro Women. She was a government official who had significant influence in Franklin D. Roosevelt’S New Deal Government. She was an educator who taught at Haines Institute in Augusta, Georgia in 1898 and later at the
She was a pioneer while fighting for the education of blacks immediately following the war, during a time in which most women themselves were not allowed an education. Though she was shunned by most of white Richmond following the war, President Grant appointed her Postmaster of Richmond, a predominantly male post, in 1869. She would serve in that capacity until
He stayed in his hometown and started to attend Whittier College. His grandfather from his mother’s side of the family helped pay for his education. In 1933 Richard became engaged with Ola Florence Welch, the daughter of the Whittier chief police. They later broke up in 1935. In 1934 when Richard graduated from Whittier High School, Richard received a full scholarship to attend Duke University School of Law.