Her first nomination was for the very first Emmy designated for women on television. Betty White is also the very first and only woman who has won an Emmy in all performing comedic categories. Despite these many awards, she still believes “a nomination in and of itself is the greatest honor one can receive” (51). Betty White remains humble even after she has been accepting awards for 60 years.
Procedural History: Clayton Fountain was convicted of first degree murder against the guard Hoffman by a jury. The judge had sentenced him to no less but no more than 150 years in prison. He was also ordered to make pay $92,000 of restitution to Hoffman's estate, and $98,000 to Ditterline. He was also ordered to pay $300,000 to the Department of Labor. Silverstein and Gometz were tried together for the murder of Clutts with the same judge and before a jury. They were both found guilty of the murder of Clutt's Both defendant's were given the same sentence as Fountain and ordered to pay a restitution of $68,000 to Clutt's estate and $2,000 to the Department of Labor.
He was instrumental during reconstruction and served as president from 1877 to 1881. He believed in meritocratic governance and was against racial discrimination. On October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio added Rutherford B. Hayes to its citizenry. His father's death preceded his birth by 10 weeks leaving Sophia, Hayes' mother, to raise the family alone. Rutherford's maternal uncle, Sardis Birchard, served as his father figure, enriching the formal education Haye's received through Delaware's public school system. After studying Latin and Greek at a Connecticut preparatory school, Hayes attended and graduated from Kenyon College in Gambler, Ohio. Hayes attended Harvard where he met Lucy Ware Webb, his future wife
Cooking and decorating soothes the soul. For over 50 years Mary Jackson has been warming hearts with her mouthwatering cooking by turning ordinary foods into extraordinary dishes. Mary graduated from James Madison High School and was nominated for Most Beautiful Girl and served on the Journalism Club, English Club, Drama Club, Rifle Team, ROTC and studied Medical Technology at Texas Southern University.
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be a Supreme Court justice. As a conservative Republican, she expanded her efforts of justice toward equality for all Americans in not only her work, but also in her life outside of her job. Her trustworthiness is portrayed in both her personal life and her career life, as a world-renowned justice and a mother of three children. With over one quarter of a century of service to the United States of America’s justice system, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will forever be remembered as an independent and influential lady that inspired many young women after her to achieve greatness.
In 1915, a woman who would shape the meaning of jazz was born. Her name was Billie Holiday. Her life was marked by tumult and poverty; however, through the many hardships she faced, she remained strong and determined. Today, she is regarded as one of the best jazz vocalists of all time. Her renowned voice was distinct due to her abundant use different tones and with her ever changing range. In addition, Billie took the pain that she experienced throughout her life and conveyed it through song. Influential to jazz, Billie Holiday’s life and her music have continued to impact music and artists even now.
As a child my mom used to religiously watch an American sitcom called , Girlfriends. Eventually, after her watching the show so much it became one of my favorite shows to watch too. At the time I didn’t understand the importance of having a show like Girlfriends run on air for multiple tv seasons and years. The show both defied stereotypes and gave positive representation for women of color, specifically black/African- American women. The show Girlfriends was written by a black woman and followed the lives of four black women. The cast of women on the show were diverse black women with different backgrounds, skills and flaws. I remember younger me admiring their beauty and their beautiful representation of sisterhood through friendship. Even though I wasn’t fully able to understand the show because it discussed things pass my knowledge as little girl , I was still inspired by the characters and wanted to be like them when I got older.
There Ella sung the songs “Judy”, a Hoagy Carmichael tune, and “The Object of My Affection”. She left the crowd flabbergasted with her performance and won first place in the Apollo Theater’s contest. Among the crowd was bandleader and drummer Chick Webb. Chick Webb soon recruited Ella for his orchestra/band who she recorded her first single “Love and Kisses” in 1935. Later in 1935 Ella produced her first and second number one hit “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and “I Found My Yellow Basket” respectively. Ella became the leader of Chick’s band, renamed Ella Fitzgerald and Her Orchestra, after his death in 1939. From the 1940s to the early 1990s, Ella will go on to be the first African American woman to receive a Grammy with twelve more to follow, produce over 200 albums and 2,000 songs, receive the NAACP Image Award for Lifetime Achievement, and to receive the Presidential Medal of
A day reserved for my ordinary juvenile indolence was thrown away with a simple walk to the kitchen. Within the next two weeks I would be face to face with a new lifestyle. The destined experience came earlier than expected, but sculpted my future. On this day I learned to value innocence because it’s beauty is often brief.
Lena Horne was a star who broke racial barriers. In a suppressive 1900s America, an African American woman was determined to step into the limelight to defy the racial standards of her time. She faced an uphill battle trying to create a career from her childhood, with little support from her own family, let alone a white dominated industry. When she finally proved to be an astonishing performer and struck a deal with a major Hollywood studio, she was still held back by racial segregation laws still in effect in the south. Horne recognized her influence and used her talents to go from actress to activist. Through movie roles and songs the starlette used her voice to make movements for African American civil rights.
Being mature is usually correlated with older age, but that’s not necessarily correct. Everyone has been told to “grow up” at some point, have been expected to be sophisticated no matter their age. Maturity does not depend on age because parents raise children in varying ways and have experienced unique learning opportunities, and strive for incomparable goals in life
Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums. Jane addams and a college friend, Ellen Starr, took a tour to in London Paris.
Mary Dyer was born in England in 1611. She married William Dyer and went to Massachusetts in 1635. She was a good friend with Anne Hutchinson and shared the same views; they were Quakers. She was the mother of 8 children, two died shortly after birth. Mary had a stillborn daughter that was deformed and they buried in secret, because it was believer that either if a women preached or listen to a woman preacher their child would be deformed or that the deformed child was consequences of the parents sins. The Massachusetts banished the Dyer’s and Hutchinson’s because they stated that they were Quakers, and the colony could do it because of their beliefs. So they went to Rhode Island and co-founded the town of Newport. There now was an act in Massachusetts the anti-Quaker that gave the townspeople the right to banish any Quaker or hang them. Mary Dyer resisted this and came back to Massachusetts, they gave her the choice to be banished but
There once lived a man who believed that the government should insure equality for all citizens: gay, straight, black, or white. In 1977, he became the first openly gay elected official in the United States to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This human rights leader was Harvey Milk and today represents a symbol of gay liberation all over the world. Milk was born on May 22, 1930 in Long Island, New York to a Jewish family. Milk worked at his families retail clothing business during high school and enjoyed playing football and singing Opera music (Cava,2008). As a young boy, Milk was made fun of for his big ears and long nose. It wasn’t until his teenage years that he realized he was gay. After High School, Milk studied
Though many of the Interior Decorators I will be talking about in this paper are dead now, many of them remain big icons in the architecture and interior design field to this day. Elsie de Wolfe, whom is still revered as America’s first decorator to this day. Eleanor McMillen Brown, a pioneer in the interior design field and founder of McMillen Inc.. Dorothy Draper, the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing the first interior design company in the United States.