Clarissa Harlowe Barton better known as Clara Barton. Clara was a shy little girl growing up she was born on December 25,1821 in oxford, Massachusetts. As she grew older she spent much of her life in service of others and created an organization that still helps people today, The Red Cross. She was an educator,nurse and then founded Red Cross. She was an educator and opened a free public school in New Jersey.
The Oxford dictionary defines moral courage as “ the kind of courage which enables a person to remain firm in the face of odium or contempt, rather than depart from what he or she deems the right course” (Unknown 1). Marion Pritchard is a perfect example of moral courage, because of her willingness to put herself in danger to help even a few people. What she did, and how it impacted me, and how I think others could learn from it is what truly proves that she showed amazing moral courage. Marion Pritchard saved nearly 150 people during the World War II. She was 19 when the Germans invaded where she was currently living in Amsterdam.
American History is written by heroic, ungrateful, and controversy acts and people. There are stories of amazing people that built this country from its foundations with hard work and for the love of the people in this land. There are also sad and humiliating stories that most of us would like to forget about, but it belongs to our history and it defines who we are and where we came from. Among those heroic and memorablecharacters is Clarissa Harlowe Barton, also knows as Clara Barton; she was one the most remarkable woman in American History. She helped accomplish many things that to others seemed impossible, she opened doors that other could not, and she gave light to those who thought darkness was their destiny.
It’s 1921, segregation is at its peak. Could you survive? In my novel “White Lilacs” Rose Lee had to face many challenges. She survived by learning to contain her emotions and remain respectful.
“ Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank-you for bringing it back to our family”. The Help shows that courage is needed to bring about change. ‘Discuss Tate Taylor’s film The Help is set in the early 1960’s of Jackson, Mississippi.
Everyday people find the courage to do things they never thought they could do. Some people think courage comes from how strong and brave you are, but I disagree. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character, Scout, and several other characters, go through events and challenges that change their lives, especially the Tom Robinson trial, which exposed Scout to the evils of racism and stereotyping. Although courage is represented in many ways in the book, I believe courage is the byproduct of overcoming challenges. Miss Maudie had a different view on things like racism and people in Maycomb, which shows how courage is the byproduct of overcoming challenges.
My 1,000,000 dollars If I had 1,000,000 dollars to give to a charity of my choice, I would give it to the American Red Cross. I would give the money to the American Red Cross because it has many programs to help people who need it. The American Red Cross gives their services to any one from a house fire to a hurricane.
On April 7, 1943 in Helsinki, Finland, my grandmother Lilly Gunnel Elizabeth Wickstrom was born a very happy baby at the local hospital. It was WWII when she was born, and there had been a lot of bombings around their neighborhood. One night, they heard extremely loud explosions. They could hear as the bombs soared through the sky and crashed down destroying all of the surroundings. So, they went to hide in their bombproof basement.
In 2003, I was fourteen years old. That was when I met the most influential and inspiring women in my life so far. Her name is Judy Davis. At the time, her and her husband ran over a thousand head of longhorn cattle on 35,000 acres on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado. She was 60 years old at the time, and would still climb up on her horse and go round up the herd, fix fence, clean ditches, and put up hay.
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