She tested the language of the society’s constitution and fortified support when many delegates were doubtful. Just 4 days later, Mott and approximately 30 other black and white women founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, a place for women’s voices to be heard for the cause. Modeling their society after male organizations, the PFASS drafted a constitution and established an administrative body. Like other women’s auxiliaries they embarked on the traditional spectrum of activities: “the women raised funds for the Liberator and for the American Anti-Slavery Society. They held ‘antislavery fairs’ where homemade articles were sold.
The answer to this could be found in “To My Dear and Loving Husband”. In the third and fourth line of the poem, she wrote “If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can.” (Bradstreet 120). By directly addressing women “compare with me, ye women” rather than addressing her husband, Bradstreet had avoided Hutchinson’s footsteps. Hutchinson was banished for directly provided spiritual advices to women.
Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House). If women could vote in elections, people would start taking them seriously in politics.
This Amendment’s goal was to make sure that every person would have rights and equal opportunities. Alice Paul’s She dedicated her time to think of others and their rights. Paul’s actions had a long lasting effect on history, and because of her, all American women now have a voice in politics. Without Alice Paul’s advocation towards the nineteenth amendment, the United States would not allow women to vote, and the nation would not have a woman candidate running for president.
She graduated from law school in 1985 and went on to champion for disability rights. In the spring of 2002, McBryde Johnson testified in front of a subcommittee of the South Carolina State Senate in support of a bill that later became a law. This law created an exemption from the state definition of “nursing” to allow any person with a disability the right to choose who
In the beginning Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote, the story shows that she was brave, even though it was against the law, she still went and voted because she is a citizen of America and she thought she should have the right to vote. For example, “On November 1872, she and 15 other women in Rochester, New York, had demanded to be registered and had voted in the national election. Soon after, all 16 women were arrested”. In the middle of the story when she was in court, instead of saying nothing or saying sorry, she stood up for herself and told the male judge that she would never pay if they gave her a fine.
The essay “Only Daughter”, written by Sandra Cisneros is centered on the main idea that being an only daughter of seven sons “explains everything” of her life. Cisneros’ essay is structured to emphasize the emotional impact of surpassing socially excepted gender roles in a conservative Mexican family. Her fathers view on college is for Cisneros to successfully acquire a husband but her own view is to become an independent writer. Feeling discriminated because of her feminine qualities and unappreciated by her male family members she finds herself always wanting to impress her father with her writings. Feminism becomes a huge theme throughout this essay and conveys an only daughter of a Mexican-American family of nine exposed to the unequal
Kelly uses her time before the National American Women’s Suffrage Association to convince those in the audience that child labor is a women’s suffrage issue; that the mother’s, aunts, and sisters have a responsibility to help these children, which they cannot currently fulfil. She appeals directly to them by using little girls as examples in almost every paragraph, the repetition of “while we sleep,” and appeals directly to the hearts of a mother or parent. Kelly understands that this group’s main concern is the right to vote, and once they receive it, she wants to ensure that they will use that power to end child labor. Her speech was given fifteen years before women are finally granted the right to vote, yet it gives the members of the
However, she was a contributor to the Civil Rights movement long before December 1, 1955 when she would not move from her seat. Her involvement in standing up for equal rights to begin in 1934. One of her first acts in acquiring equality for all is when she helped nine African American teenage boys who were accused pf raping two white women. She helped by raising money for their defense. Another event that caused Rosa Parks to become involved in the Civil Rights occurred when her brother was drafted into the army, yet he was not allowed to motivator in her joining the NAACP in December of 1943.
“Born in 1806, Elizabeth Browning spent most of her adult life as an invalid, ruled over by a tyrannical father who forbade any of his sons and daughters to marry. She married Robert Browning in 1846 after a courtship that had to be kept secret.” Thus, the passion in the poem represents the exact kind that motivated Elizabeth Browning to abandon her family tradition to marry Robert Browning. Furthermore, the transformative power of the love described corresponds to the way Elizabeth Browning often credited her husband for saving her life. As the power couple of English poetry, the Brownings are remarkable for their ability to love with words.
"Three years later, when Grandma discovered I would be one of the first blacks to attend Central High School, she said the nightmare that had surrounded my birth was proof positive that destiny had assigned me a special Task. " - Melba Pattillo Beals. This book is an autobiography about Melba who was one of the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated the all white Central High School. Melba wanted to prove that whites didn 't have charge over her, that she was free. However, this isn 't easy; Melba and the rest of her friends are being threaten from phone calls and letters to brutally attacks.
In the Tanner Humanities Center video of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tyson discusses the problems with the American currency. His platform is that there should be scientists like him on the U.S currency, so they could be valued as people who contributed to who we are as a nation. While watching the video, I enjoyed his humor , and the way he used logic to explain how the currency should be labeled. Although, I disagree with Tyson’s view that scientists should be the ones on the currency, I believe that the currency should be changed. It should not only have scientists, but some politicians, artists, etc.
Although some people might argue that Shirley Chisholm does not demonstrate leadership qualities, a closer examination proves that the former congresswoman was a strong leader because of her independence, perseverance,and willingness to take risks. Shirley Chisholm is a great leader because she blazed a trail by being the first African American Congresswoman. For example, “Chisholm indulged her maverick nature in a spectacular gesture. She became the first black woman to run for president” (Morin pg1).This proves that she was the first black individual in her field to run for president so this makes her a trailblazer because all leaders should possess this for the reason that no leader can lead from behind.
Heros’ come in many shapes and forms. Tall, short, small, big, anyone can be a hero, they just have to put in the effort. Though anyone can be a good hero, a great hero is somebody who inspires others, makes a difference, and is selfless. First and foremost, a great hero must be someone who inspires others. Ida B. Wells is an example of a true hero.
The American Dream is something that everybody strives to accomplish throughout their life no matter where they come from. Three people have strived to create the American Dream for other people and not just themselves. These people are Martin Luther King Jr, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted African Americans to achieve their american dream of being considered equal to whites in every aspect. Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott strived and rallied for women’s right in society.