• On April 7th, 1915, Eleanora Fagan was born to Sarah Fagan and Clarence Holiday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. • Sadly, her father left Eleanora and her mother to pursue a music career. Her mother could not support Eleanora so she was sent to live with her aunt in Baltimore, Maryland.0 • Because of her difficult childhood, Eleanora dropped out of school and moved to Harlem, where she began her music career. She worked hard and despite horrible circumstances in her life, she kept on going and soon began to realize her voice would be heard. • Around 1930, Eleanora changed her name to Billie Holiday.
Sonja Eve Singletary was born in 1962 to a small family in Florida. She lived outside of Texas for most of her life, and it was during high school that she realized that she wanted to go into the medical field. Thus she decided to leave Florida and attended Clemson University as an undergraduate. Singletary then received her medical degree at the medical school of South Carolina, and it was during her times at the University of South Carolina where she went on a trip to the M.D Anderson Center at Houston and witnessed the family-like environment. She then realized that M.D Anderson Center was the right place to go for her, and decided to accept a job there where she was also a professor.
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.
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” Words that were conveyed by Susan B. Anthony, a school teacher that dedicated her life on supporting the women’s movement. Susan B. Anthony played a vital role in the equality between men and women whose work changed the course of history between the two genders; her knowledge and dedication in the suffrage drove her way to rebel against inequality. Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. Her parents were Daniel Anthony, who worked as an operator in a textile mill before it came crashing down in 1837, and Lucy Read, a mother of six who stayed home to cook and clean.
The Harlem Renaissance was an era when African- Americans brought their talents to Harlem at the end of World War I (Wormser). Out of that era, it brought authors, poets, and scholars (Wormser). Zora Neil Hurston came out of this era and became a well-known author. The Sweat is one of her well-known stories that demonstrated literary realism to show their everyday life and how they would talk unlike romanticism that used nature and “imagination” (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). The Sweat can be considered as a literary cannon which means a book that has been approved by culture ("A Literary Canon?") and that’s what Zora did.
Sojourner Truth was famous for being an abolitionist slave who would stick up for the women and men that were slaves and who didn’t have the same rights as a white man. She went through so much as a slave that she became someone famous and she was able to protest about the issues in life. Her speeches brought people’s attention and they were able to relate to the same problem Sojourner went through. After they made a law where they couldn’t hold slaves anymore, there was one owner holding her son after that law was passed. She was the first woman to win a case against a white man to get her son back.
Most people do not know of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but much to people’s surprise, she was just as important in Women’s Rights Movement as Susan B. Anthony, if not more important. Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped to create remarkable strides in the Women's Rights. During her life, Elizabeth was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, writer, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the women’s rights movement. She also organized the Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott whose aim was to obtain equal rights for women. During the Convention, Cady Stanton wrote the “Declaration of Sentiments” which declared that American women should have the same civil and political rights that American men had, including the right to vote.
Haleigh Lindsay Mr. Everly Honors History 10 24 February 2016 Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott In the time between 1850 and 1950, segregation was a great problem in the United States. Segregation is the separation of different racial groups in an area. The people used intimidation and violence to prevent blacks from having rights.
. One manner in which it turned into concept that slavery would possibly give up turned into through training. In Boston Massachusetts, David Walker become a outstanding black anti-slavery writer who is well known for having exerted numerous influence on the anti-slavery movement. In 1829, Walker wrote an appeal to American slaves titled An attraction to the coloured citizens of the sector, however specifically, and very Expressly, to those of the united states of the usa. This attraction “confused education as a car for lack liberation” (Howe, 424).
During Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1856), Chief Justice Taney stated that “The words “people of the United States” and “citizens” are synonymous terms” and “The question before us is, whether the [people of African ancestry] compose a portion of this people.” He answered his own question with “We think they are not, and that they are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word “citizens” in the Constitution.” In 1787, the Constitution was written. “We the People” at the time were elite white males. It didn’t include colored, Natives, women, or impoverished people.