Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
On june 1 1843 isabella baumfree changed her name to sojourner truth devoting her life to methodism and the abolition of slavery. In 1844 she joined the northampton association of education and industry in Northampton massachusetts. Founed by abloitions, th eorganistixwtion supported board reforem agenda including women's rights and pacifism. The member in that group lived together 500 acre as a self sufficient community. Tuth met member leading analyst at northampton , including William Lloyd Garrison, frederick douglass and david ruggles.
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, born on September 24, 1825, was a leading African American poet, author, teacher and political activist. Although she was born to “free” parents in Baltimore, Maryland, she still experienced her share of hardships. She lost her mother at the tender age of three, was raised by her aunt and uncle, and fully employed by thirteen. Though all odds seemed against her, she triumphed over her obstacles, publishing her first book of poetry at the of age twenty and her first novel at the age of sixty-seven. Outside of writing books, she was a civil rights leader and a public speaker in the Anti-Slavery Society.
Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1813. She has been the daughter of an enslaved father and mother. Her father, Daniel Jacobs, a carpenter, has been the slave of Andrew Knox. Her mother, Delilah Horniblow, has been the slave of Margaret Horniblow. Jacobs has had a brother called John S. Jacobs.
gaining information from people like Abraham Lincoln. Eventually, she was wounded by an exploding shell, imprisoned for espionage, released and ordered back to New Orleans. Throughout her life, she outlived four husbands all holding important military positions (Velazquez). She proved that women were not as weak or as dumb some men assumed them to be. She also retaliated against common misconceptions of female weakness by holding her prestigious military position.
Retell Harriet Tubman was the Moses of her people, who led hundreds of African Americans on the Underground Railroad from southern slavery to freedom. When Harriet was young, she learned the phrase, “Don’t test the depths of the water with both feet”. I felt it meant that if a situation becomes to problematic you still have a way to escape, if you jump into whatever the situation is you might be in trouble and “drown”. There are many accounts of her birth, but she believed she was born in 1825. However her gravestone says she died in 1820 and was born in 1815.
John Brown was a Tubman closest friend, who only referred to her as “general Tubman” Harriet involvement in John Brown 's raid, was a plan against slavery called the “secret six” hoping the slaves would also join the fight that would take place on harpers ferry, Virginia she thus agreed to get free man to participate in the raid and also helped to raise money for the movement, although this may be true Tubman couldn 't join the fight. With the coming of the war, Tubman secret activities with the underground railroad stopped when she decided she was going to serve her country. The civil war broke out in 1861, in her forties Harriet was determinate to help her country, although blacks and women were not allowed to enlist in the army. She set out to set funds for the war effort and with the help of the governor of Massachusetts John A. Andrew who believes strongly in the abolition of slavery, helped Harriet find a place in the Quakers volunteers. Under those circumstances, joining the quaker volunteers, they were
John C. Calhoun once referred to slavery as a “positive good,” and, as awful as it may seem now, the moniker stuck. Southern citizens truly believed that the slaves benefited because they bore witness to a “civilized” way of life, and the plantation owners profited from a cheap and efficient means of production. Thus, Stowe realized that she must not only prove that African Americans are equal, she must also show that slavery is not, in fact, a positive good. According to the Ohio History Central article “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” “...Stowe realized that most Northerners had never witnessed slavery firsthand. Most Northern whites had no idea of how brutal slavery could be.” Stowe herself was an abolitionist as a young adult, but it took her a significant portion of her life to finally put to paper this novel in what was, arguably, her biggest abolitionist act.
Harriet Tubman was a great leader. By the time she turned nineteen, she had helped 300 slaves escape. She later said,” I never ran my train off track, and I never lost a passenger.” (Lutz and Schlesinger). She also said that she would take any slave who was willing to take the dangerous journey to freedom. She said, “If he is was weak enough to give up, he would be weak enough to betray us all.
I remeber Alice Magaw and Lavinia Lloyd Dock from the Nursing history books where we used to study. And also I must mention about Clara Barton who was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and assigned special duties by President Lincoln. Dorothea Dix who taught poor and neglected children, dedicated her time to social welfare in England, founded the first public mental hospital in America and became the Superintendent of Union Army Nurses and Mary Eliza Mahoney, who was the first African-American professional registered nurse. These figured have contributed alot to the Nursing
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She had a hard early life. She escaped from slavery to become an abolonist for slavery. Lastly, her later life wasn’t very difficult. Harriet Tubman was born between 1820 and 1825 no one really knew the exact year.
Wayne Dyer wrote, “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” Harriet Tubman lived out her life a free woman. After her escape from slavery, she was able to help hundreds of others do the same. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman saved countless lives of her fellow people. Harriet Ross Tubman was born Araminta “Minty” Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland in March 1822.