Julius Taylor in the Broad Ax claimed that while marching on Washington D.C. in 1913, Wells and other black suffragettes “were accorded every courtesy and did nothing to reflect discredit on the race.” The Washington Bee also wrote about the same event and praised women of color for “making themselves felt wherever they go.” Representing black suffragettes in the media, even if it was only for an African American audience, could have helped empower them because of the positivity surrounding their efforts. With encouragement towards from publications like Wells had, black suffragettes could have been more inclined to continue their work in the movement. Without the organizations Wells established, many black suffragists may not have even had the opportunity to be recognized in newspapers since they would have had fewer opportunities to march and push the suffrage movement
In 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady of the United States. Her efforts not only drastically changed our country but earned her the title, “First Lady of the World.” As an activist, she promoted rights for people around the globe. As a leader in the United Nations, she took responsibility for the welfare of the human community. As a diplomat, she worked as the eyes and ears of her polio-stricken husband throughout his presidency. Because of her dedication to the people of America and the world, she was able to empower minorities, fight segregation, and establish human rights for everyone.
Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
Baker can remembered as an outstanding dancer and a civil rights activist who paved the way for African American women. June 3, 1906, in St. Louis,Carrie McDonald and Eddie Carson brought a new life into the world . Baker had made herself famous, but it all had to start somewhere. Josephine had a rough childhood. Baker grew up without a father and lived in poverty.
Mott was a strong women’s rights activist and abolitionist. She believed that black and white men and women were all equal. Mott has said, “The world has never let seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of women the very foundations of life are poisoned at the source.”(BrainyQuote). In this quote she is showing how she believes how much better the world can be with women involved. Mott had extreme views on slavery and because of this she was persecuted.
They would like male and female help to win this battle against what they believe is unfair or unequal. They also want men and women to be treated the same weather that be with pay or anything else. Some of the women and men of America think that it is about time that women and men truly get treated equally. During the Civil Rights Movement the African-Americans fought for rights that should have been given to them at birth including equality. In the beginning it was a very peaceful protest with Martin Luther King Jr. as their leader.
Women 's rights have always been something to fight towards, and Mary Wollstonecraft helps us do that with her publication A Vindication of Rights of Woman. She heavily endorsed the education of women AND men. She wanted to change the traditional perspective on women as being a victim or needing help. Furthermore, she thought, without equality, it that much easier for men to control women. Education leads to civil and political rights, which further equal the rights men have in comparison to women.
Even though this was not a protest song sung in demonstrations or marches, it delivered the message of oppression and anger, fear, and sadness that the black community felt. The importance of Billie Holiday’s performance lies on the fact that a great part of their audience, similar to what would happen to Nina Simone, was white. She was one of the first people to turn entertainment into politics and therefore set a precedence for all that would come later. Her music made people aware of the reality of the South. As it has been explained, she first performed her song in the Café Society in New York, but would continue to do so in different stages during her entire career.
The women’s rights movement in the 1900’s fought for women’s right to vote and equality, for the most part. Women of color and women of different religions were sometimes excluded and Alice Paul, the leader of the National Women’s Party was no exception “Paul 's charismatic speaking and organizing abilities won her and the National Woman 's Party many supporters, but her domineering elitism, aloofness, anti-Semitism, and dilution of black women 's participation in the suffrage fight evoked criticism from others” (“Commentary on Alice Paul”). So, my advice to Alice is when fighting for equality you can not forget about groups of people and dismiss them. They deserve the same rights as you. this way, in the future it will make it easier for these groups of people that are already fighting against injustice to improve their lives, instead of fighting against what leaders of the time say.