Known as the “Moses of her people,” this woman was mainly known for her assistance in leading hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad from Maryland to Pennsylvania. However, unlike the previous Abolitionist women mentioned above, Christianity, its beliefs, and spiritual practices were nonetheless vital resources upon which Tubman and her family drew for psychological revival. Harriet was disabled due to her head injury that happened in her teens when, her master threw an iron rod at her head. Later on, Tubman got married to her first husband Joseph Tubman but, remained childless. Later on in life, after many attempts to be free Tubman finally escaped in 1849.
Born into the slavery world tubman ranway and made thirteen missions to rescue about seventy enslaved families and friend using safe houses which were known as the underground railroad. In 1849 Harriet Tubman ran away from Philadelphia then hurried to Maryland to rescue her family. Her actions made slave owners anxious and angry so they posted rewards for her capture. When the civil war had began she worked for the union army being a cook, a nurse, and as an armed scout. She was active while doing her jobs until her sickness overtook her and she had to go to a place where they put elderly African Americans that she established earlier.
Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
She once said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.” Her mother instilled the importance of education and feminism into her brain. Ginsburg also said, “The law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ‘40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.” Her mother made sure that despite what society thought, if Ruth was independent and pushed herself, she could truly become anything she wanted. Sadly, her mother passed away a day before Ginsburg graduated from James Madison High School and she was never able to see all of the life changing events that her
She grew up in an exceptionally egalitarian Quaker community in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Exposed to the horrors of slavery as a young adult, Mott began to speak out on behalf of emancipation. She became widely acknowledged as a gifted public speaker. Horrified to learn that much of the success of her husband’s wholesale business rested on slave produced cotton products, Mott began to endorse and preach for a boycott of slave made goods. In 1833, she was the only woman to speak at the American Anti-Slavery Society’s meeting in Philadelphia.
As a newly hired employee at the New York World Nellie Bly’s first job, in 1887 was to write an exposé about the conditions of the insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. To report on this riveting subject Nellie Bly’s had to first get herself admitted to the asylum. This task took much effort on Bly’s part considering she had never spent time around the mentally ill. The first stop on the way to Blackwell’s asylum was a mirror. She practiced what a mentally insane person may do.
She reformed Russia culturally through her Enlightenment ideals as well as physically through the building of infrastructure. She built hospitals, schools, a museum, and a library. Along with rebuilding the infrastructure, she rebuilt the Russian navy to a level so good that she defeated the Ottomans with it. Her Enlightenment ideals reformed Russia through the laws that she created, two of which were: no torture and the need for education. Her awareness of diseases and the need for healthcare helped her when she faced two epidemics during her rule.
In 1883, Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria as a symbol of gratitude for the impact Nightingale had made on healthcare. The Red Cross was the utmost symbol of honor, and heightened Nightingale’s status in the health industry. Nursing in the nineteenth century was merely a joke. Every hospital in existence screamed disease in every crack and corner. Yet, when Nightingale was requested by the military to put together a team of her nurses for the Crimean war, death rates were quickly reduced from forty-two percent to two percent (Pulliam).
Upon her arrival, Joan sent various letters to the enemy and led several French assaults against them, which drove the Burgundians from their protector and won over Orleans. This was just the beginning for Joan’s victories. Only a couple days after her first win, claiming she was healed from the wounds from Orleans by her Saints, Joan took over the village of Patay on June 18, 1429 which added to her number of victories. Her persistence continued as she informed Kind Charles that their next march would be to Reims. At first hesitant, Charles, Joan, and her army were stopped at Troyes.
In 1949, when Byatt was thirteen, she and her sister went to a Mount School, a Quaker boarding school in York. Byatt was not an impend child. She was horrified of the outside world and often felt; she says, “panic,” because “I had a strong sense of not knowing how to behave socially, handed down from my mother’s anxiety about having got herself right out of her class." Byatt enhances, "I always knew I had on the wrong clothes” (Stout 15). It seems that some of Byatt’s feelings about school have accomplished their way into her fiction; in The Game, Cassandra has very depraved remembrances of When she was sent away to school, a colorless eleven years old in liberty bodice, wrinkled, stockings, and a tunic bought prudently one size too large.
"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.
She became a cook and a nurse during the Civil War. However, after people in the Civil War found out about Tubman’s history with the Underground Railroad, they upgraded her to being a spy. She helped the Union army tremendously, but her symptoms from being hit in the head as a child made it difficult for her to complete the tasks 100%. So she decided to buy land in New York. There she built a nice house and housed many of her family members.
Gavi Kamen November 23, 2015 Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine in 1802 and became a social reformer whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to universal reforms. Her father Joseph was a Methodist preacher who was prone to depression and alcoholism and her mother suffered from crippling periods of depression. After teaching for many years, Dorthea took a job teaching inmates in an East Cambridge prison, where she was inspired by the dreadful conditions and the inhumane treatment of prisoners to spend the next 40 years lobbying U.S. and Canadian legislators to establish state hospitals for the mentally ill. Her efforts directly affected the building of 32 institutions in the United States. Dorothea began teaching
She devoted four decades of her life to women’s causes, even though she had little education, a disabled husband for most of that time, six children, and worked, with jobs including being an author and a schoolteacher. She fought for the right for women to vote, which she believed would improve all women’s lives. She viewed the way women were treated as, more or less, slaves. Which at the time, would have been quite close to what women really were, they slaved over kitchens and homes all day, only to do the same thing the next day. Abigail is remembered as one of the nation’s leading suffragettes, even though he only worked primarily in the West.
Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois. Her mother died when she was only a few years old, which may have spurred her ambitions to become a doctor when she was very young, but she was unable to fulfill her ambitions, due to her often back pains, and was sick most of the time. In 1877, Jane attended the Rockville Female Seminary where she learned to write and speak with authority, traits that would be useful for years to come. When she graduated in 1881, she became ill and depressed, and became more so after her father died that same year when she was only 21. With her father dead, Jane moved to Philidelphia where she enroled in the Women 's Medical College, once more trying to fulfill her childhood dream.