Sally Louisa Tompkins was born November 9, 1833 in Poplar Grove in Tidewater region on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. She was born to father Colonel Christopher Tompkins and mother Maria Patterson Tompkins. She had four sisters three of which died from a local epidemic that also took her father. Their names are Martha Tompkins Harriet Tompkins and Elizabeth Tompkins. Her only surviving family being her sister Maria Tompkins and her mother.
Lady Ferguson Politics in Texas have come a long way since the very first Governor in 1874. Even within the years between 1874 and 1933, there was a big step taken for our state. That big step was the first woman elected as governor in 1933, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson. She accomplished what no woman in the 20’s thought was possible. She made history, though she faced adversity and obstacles during her governorship, she would return for a second term in 1932.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820 to Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony. She had an older sister and five younger siblings. Her parents were very strict, so instead of playing with toys, the children had to study and learn. Anthony had no desire to marry or have children, because the husband would then own all of her belongings including her
Annie Jean Easley was born April 23, 1933 to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel Bird Easley, in Birmingham Alabama. She was raised, along with her older brother, by a single mom. Annie attended schools in Birmingham and graduated high school valedictorian of her class. Throughout high school Annie wanted to be a nurse because she thought that the only careers that were open to African American women at the time were nursing and teaching and she definitely did not want to teach so she settled on being a nurse but as she studied in high school she began thinking about becoming a pharmacist.
Theresa Williams is my great grandmother the mother of my grandma Terri Williams and her two other sisters and brothers. Grandma Theresa was born in 1936 on July Thirty-first in Cleveland,Ohio. She spent most of her childhood in the Kinsman and Harvard area. Her parents are Elazora and John McMillan and Theresa had a total of eight siblings plus her makes nine children. Theresa is the fourth oldest of her siblings and the third of the girls.
An athlete is strong, active, and very good at sports. Mildred Ella Didrickson is the perfect example of an athlete. Born on June twenty-ninth, nineteen-eleven in Port Arthur, Texas who would have known that she would become on of the best women athletes of the twentieth century As a kid, Mildred played baseball, and got the name “Babe” because people thought she hit as well as Babe Ruth.
Libby Peppers, born on August 31, 1988 in Virginia Beach, VA, to Kathy and Jerome Peppers, loves life to the fullest. She is the second oldest of four children, three girls and one boy. Her siblings include Darcy, Jenna and JJ (Jerome Jr.); all two years apart. Although, Libby’s parents use to be free spirits in their youth, they have promise to raise their children in a strict, uptight, and Godly home. Her parents strongly believe that this strict environment is the best way to protect them from outside influences and peer pressure of today's society.
Ruth Rankin received some devastating at her 20-week ultrasound. She was told that her daughter would probably not survive after birth. Ruth 's daughter had a rare brain disorder. The doctors suggested that Ruth terminate her pregnancy, but she refused. Even though Ruth 's daughter was not supposed to survive, she is now four years-old.
Dorothy Bland is a journalism professor at the University of North Texas. She stated that she was taking a walk around her neighborhood and was stopped by officers for no reason. She stated that one of the officers asked for her identification. She also stated that the officer did not give her a descent answer but asked for her identification.
Betty Marie, born on 1925, growing up in Oklahoma. When Betty was a little child she would listen to her grandmother stories. Are grandmother would tell her the stories about fire spirits and animals. So Betty wanted to get out of her shell and do something different. She wanted to do ballet and loved it.
Professor James T. Downs gave an interesting lecture on the masking of epidemics after the civil war. His take on the Harriet Ann Jacobs’ story was something that extremely captivated me because I had not known much about her story. Harriet Ann Jacobs exposed the reality of what it meant to be a slave and gave a different perspective from that of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Despite all, she did to expose the conditions that former slaves lived in, and the progress that she helped create in the 19th century, many whites did not believe that Jacobs wrote her own story. This was due to the basis that she was poor and black.
Mary Mason Lyon, pioneer in women’s education, died on March 5, 1849, from a severe illness. While watching over a student in her care suffering from the disease, Mary Lyon contracted Erysipelas: an infectious skin disease. Only 52 years old, Mary Lyon died in her apartment after living a full and successful life. Born February 28, 1979, to Aaron and Jemima Lyon in Buckland, Massachusetts, Mary was the sixth of eight children.
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Women’s Movement--Phyllis Schlafly Not every woman with six children has the courage and time to fight for the privileges of women, but not every woman is Phyllis Schlafly of course. If we go back in time, we all know that many women have been suffering inequality for decades. For example, the obligations of women were to stay at home as moms or wives, and usually they depended on their husbands for everything. However, “Schlafly, a conservative activist best known for her opposition to modern feminist, and successful campaign against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” believed that American women are the most fortunate people because they can have children and men don’t, but also that women can do anything they make up
GERALDINE BROOKS Geraldine Brooksis an Australian American journalist and author. She was born on September 14th, 1955, inSydney, Australia. She won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel March in 2005. Brooks grew up in its inner-west suburb of Ashfield, where she studied in Bethlehem College, a secondary school for girls, and the University of Sydney. She moved to the United States, completing a master 's degree at New York City 's Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1983.