Even Millay’s choice of college, Vassar in upstate New York, reflected her feminist views (Boyd 1). In 1915 both a Socialist and Suffrage club were established along with a pageant recognizing the accomplishments of the women of the college (Brittin 122). Once she graduated college she became a renowned poet. At one point she worked for Vanity Fair, a popular magazine, writing her poems (Keyser 65). However her work was not as innocent as one would think.
By 1998, she was the youngest to receive a MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award known to be called “genius grant”. She then had her artwork displayed in galleries and museums. She was inspired by her loving father who was a painter since then she wanted to become an artist. Later, Kara Walker was experimenting different art structure and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design after she got a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts in Atlanta College of Art. At the same year, she made a mural made from silhouette figures which she posted on a wall.
Eleanor got married, 1905, and the certain liberation she had achieved took a step back, making her rather shy again. Eleanor and FDR had 6 children, forcing her to take on the duties and responsibilities of a wife and mother and to follow the expectations society held for women in the 1920s. She was influenced by Roosevelt 's mother, Sara Ann Delano, in whose house they lived, where Delano was the dominating woman in the household. This was making Eleanor depressed and unhappy, which Franklin knew about, but did not feel like he had enough strength against his mother, so it went on like that up to the point when Franklin Roosevelt was struck with polio, becoming a turning point for everyone and especially for Eleanor. The unexpected change eventually made Eleanor a stronger woman that Souvestre wanted her to be, with a more outspoken personality, while Franklin Roosevelt became much more vulnerable, and more
She attended the University of Montana and graduated in 1902 where she went on to try working as an elementary school teacher. After realizing she did not want to do this, she went to the New York School of Philanthropy, but she soon realized that she did not enjoy this either. Eight years later she went to the University of Washington, where she joined the state suffrage organization (History). She had many great accomplishments in life and was an important figure during the 1900s. Jeannette Rankin lived during the time of World War I, the 18th Amendment being ratified, the 19th Amendment being ratified, and World War II.
Tina Modotti was a photographer, actress and political activist. Her career as a photographer only spanned about 9 years, but yielded some very important works. Tina Modotti was born in 1896. At the age of 16, she moved from her native Italy to the United States with her father. Modotti soon developed an interest in performing arts and appeared in several plays, operas and silent movies while living in San Francisco.
As an accomplished photographer, Dorothea Lange had her pick of subject matter, particularly as she became more widely recognized for her talent. While teaching photography at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Lange had her class challenge her to her own assignment of taking photos as part of "where do I live?" Lange submitted a portrait of her own polio twisted foot and the explanation that she felt she was imprisoned by her own imperfect body. Having learned at an early age that beauty was not always about perfection and that strength of character was often more beautiful when framed well, Lange sought to find this beauty with her photography. She traveled extensively and had many assignments behind the camera, but one
Artemisa grew up in a house of artists; her mother and father both loved to paint. Her father taught her how to paint as well as love and understand the importance of art. Later in life, her art would became therapy to her as Artemisia did not have a happy and easy life. When Artemisia was 12, her mother died, and her father had to raise her alone. Just a few years later she was raped by a man who said he would help her learn more about painting.
Margaret was raised by her father and three sisters on a small farm that was close to the city. Her older sister, Elizabeth was a part of the organization of free women. Growing up she was inspired to be just like her sister Elizabeth. By 1840 Margaret followed her sister's footsteps and become ahead of the organizations after she got married and moved into the city of Georgia, because her husband worked as a lawyer. In her early teens she noticed that white men ruled the southern lifestyle and plantations on the farms of Georgia as well as unfair treatment of women who could not provide for themselves.
She began writing and publishing as a teenager eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection “A Street In Bronzeville”, she was a postwar poet. She wrote during the Civil Rights activism period. Gwendolyn Brooks wrote thirty-nine poems and they were mostly about Racism, Feminism, and the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people from her own community. She responded to major events during her lifetime including the World War II struggle for civil rights, and race riots. Gwendolyn was born June 7th 1917 in Topeka, Kansas , she had multiple abortions in her poem “ The Mother” she tells her unborn children that she loved them.
Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the year 1851. Chopin was greatly influenced by her Franco-American household, as evidenced in her works, which all took place in the very Cajun setting of New Orleans, Louisiana. She began writing stories for magazines in order to support herself and her six children after her husband died in 1883. These stories Her first collection of stories, Bayou Folk, was well-received, and helped her gain national fame as a writer. However, starting with her second collection of stories, A Night in Acadie, Chopin wrote about more controversial topics of the time, such as divorce, and she created more unconventional heroines who defied the morals of that time.