Although Mercy Otis had no formal schooling, her uncle, the Rev. Jonathon Russell, allowed her to sit in almost all her brothers tutoring lessons. She even sat in the lessons when her brother, James Otis, was preparing to go to Harvard for college. Mercy Otis had accomplished things that were unheard of for women in her time. She was an
my life is one of the most documented of the first ladies I am remembered for the many letters i wrote to my husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. my husband Sometimes sought the advice of Me on many matters. Event 1 I was 19 years old when I got married in 1764, October 25 to John Adams, in Weymouth, Massachusetts,At my family's house.The wedding
In the essay “Blue-Collar Brilliance” it begins with a fairly detailed description of Mike Rose’s mother at her work as a waitress in Los Angeles during the 1950’s, when he was a child. Mike Rose is a professor at the UCLA graduate school of education and information studies. This article originally appeared in 2009 in the American Scholar, a magazine published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Rose’s intended audience for this article is white collar workers, who usually hold a negative perspective towards their colleagues who aren’t as well educated as them. Mike Rose uses his mother and uncle as examples of his argument that those without formal education have important kinds of intelligence as well just in different ways.
Top 10 Fun Facts Billie jean king has won 39 grand slams in her life (this includes singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) She went to California State university. In 1953, she founded World tennis magazine, she also edited it until 1972. When Billie Jean King was 21 she won a tennis match called the battle of sexes against the Bobby Riggs who is 55 years old. Billie Jean King is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the National Women 's Hall of Fame. Billie Jean King was named after her father.
Marjorie Lee Browne was a well-known mathematician and educator who was only the third African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in mathematics. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 9, 191 to Mary Taylor Lee and Lawrence Johnson Lee. Browne’s mother died when she was only two, so she was raised by her father, a railway postal clerk, and her stepmother, Lottie Lee, who was a school teacher. Her stepmother’s encouragement to stay focused on her studies and her father’s love of mathematics both influenced Browne during her time in school. Browne 's father, who completed two years of college and had a civil service job, was more privileged than other blacks at the time.
The psychologist I focused on was Dr. Martha Bernal who was the first Latina to ever receive a Ph.D. in Psychology in the United States of America. Her most significant contribution was to the uprising advance of ethnic minority psychology which is still used to this day in the psychology world. I am writing her biography to give an understanding of her impact in psychology. Martha Bernal was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 13th, 1931. Both of her parents migrated from Mexico to the United States.
She has a famous quote that says, “I may be the first woman in Congress, but I won’t be the last.” From her life, Rankin created many different organizations and some are still around today like the Antiwar and Center on Peace and Liberty. Along with these organizations, there has been a scholarship made in honor of Jeannette Rankin. It is called the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. It was created to provide scholarships and support for low income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion (“History & Mission”). Since the creation of this fund, over $2.5 million in scholarships has been awarded to 1,000 women (“History &
His friend got a job, so that means it was not impossible for him to get a job, it was just the thought of working. Lightbulb, a close friend of DeShawn 's, got a job. “How long have you been working here?” Terrell asked. “Bout a month,” Lightbulb said. During the chapter “Prison” the author states, “Darius got out of prison and became a recording engineer...Tanisha is a saleswomen in a department store...Precious is a registered nurse.” I know that if DeShawn really wanted to change his life around, he could have.
Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathematician from the country of Egypt whom is well known for her contributions in the bases of algebra and geometry. Moreover, Hypatia was also an outspoken teacher who studied, practiced, and taught astronomy and mathematics to young students in the University of Alexandria 300 years before Christ. Hypatia herself was born in the year 370 BC, but there is not much stated about her childhood and adolescence. On the other hand, Hypatia’s adulthood was where she made a mark in the history of mathematics. Hypatia came from a family line of mathematicians so it was no surprise that she also made a living in the field.
It started when she won her first election and became the President of the Student Conservative Association at Oxford; she was able to meet helpful supporters at an early age that she would use later (Margaret Thatcher Foundation). After Oxford, she ran twice to be a Member of Parliament for a town in the outskirts of London in Dartford, Kent; did not even come close in both races but it made her the youngest woman to run in the country. In the 1952 Thatcher took a break from politics and trained to be a lawyer, who specialized in taxation. She tried to find other places in Parliament however; it was difficult at that time because of how the Conservatives felt about women with young children should not have a career. After years of trying she was chosen to be the Member of Parliament as Conservative candidate for Finchley in northern London on October 1959.