She bought a small farm and lived there with her parents (EncyclopediaBritannica.com) In eighteen sixty- nine, Harriet married Nelson Davis, a Civil War veteran (Ducksters.com, (thefamouspeople.com). That year, they adopted a baby girl and named her Gertie Davies (thefamouspeople.com). After the war, joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony in their quest for women 's suffrage. Harriet also worked with Sarah Bradford, to write an autobiography (nwhm.org). One of Tubman’s life-long dreams was to have a home for the poor, elderly, and disabled.
Success—the goal of one’s work. People can reach towards a certain limit before it comes to a stop. As shown in The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, determination can lead one on the road to success. Annie Sullivan is a girl from Tewksbury—an asylum for the mentally ill and poor—who is hired by the Keller family to teach their child, Helen Keller. Throughout Sullivan’s journey to create a miracle for the blind-and-deaf Helen Keller; Annie had to keep her head high through the challenges.
She is an inspiring role model for many women fighting in wars or just women in general. Molly Pitcher made couragous desicisions that would later make her one of the greatest female heroics in the American Revolution. Molly Pitcher was born October 13, 1744 as Mary Ludwig. She recieved no education, she learned to read and write later on in her life. In 1768, a woman looking for a young servant hired Molly to work for her
Clara Barton is a very brave and courageous woman. She took on the painstaking job of being the nurse to those who were injured during the Civil War! She was born on December 25, 1821 and grew up being the youngest of six. Her siblings names were Dorthea, David, and Stephan Barton. Her parents were Sarah and Stephen Barton.
Clara Barton was such a great woman in our American history. Clara Barton’s life before the American Red Cross, demonstrates why she started such a great organization. Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts was a shy child during her early years. Her shyness affected her life in the later years. By the time she was eight years old, Clara had not made a single friend, so her parents decided to send her to a boarding school.
Silent Speech in Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Even though, she was born on February 18 1934 as Audrey Geraldine Lorde, her name quickly changed to Audre Lorde; “I did not like the tail of the Y hanging down below the line in Audrey” (Lorde 24). She was only 4 years old when she made this decision, already marking her head-strong character, which Audre Lorde possessed throughout her turbulent life. Not only was Audre Lorde a fervent civil rights activist, but also a devout feminist, however she described herself as; “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” and “dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia” (Poetry Foundation). Most of Lorde’s poetry
She was deaf and blind before the age of two. When she was seven, Helen was known for learning how to read and write, even with these disabilities. Helen was also popularly viewed for having a way of communication which was through using her fingers. She got adequate grades in all subjects. Helen Keller attempted to get into Harvard, but did not get in.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee conveys the message of overcoming inequality and discrimination against people of color during the 1900s through the eyes of a white, six year old girl nicknamed Scout. Scout lives with her father Atticus, her brother Jem, and their housekeeper Calpurnia in a small town fictionally located in Maycomb Alabama. Growing up with a lawyer for a father, Scout is able to learn things that were beyond her age and thus making her mature faster, in a sense. Her involvement in the case exposes her to the bigotry views of those in her time, yet her young and uninfluenced mind helps her outgrow these ‘views’. Scout may have her intelligence, but she is still a child, a child that has a very different
Being able to grow up without her mother, Dorothy Parker was a spectacular writer and was able to convey her message to the readers in a straightforward way saying that some relationships fail and not everything is perfect. Being separated from her dad at a young age pushed Dorothy Parker to express herself through writing and became of one of the most noteworthy people in the twenties; she later became a role model for all women seeking success due to her contribution in the literary world. Body Paragraph 1: Dorothy Parker experience many traumatic events in her childhood. For instance, her mother died when she was
Toni Morrison is a southern gothic, literary icon who has won countless awards for her work such as Beloved and The Bluest Eye; not only is she revolutionary for women but she is also for all African Americans. Morrison was one of four children, who grew up in rural Ohio. She was born with the name of Chloe Ardelia Wofford; but after many mispronunciations in college and after she tied the knot she changed it to Toni Morrison. As a child and throughout her adult years she was known to be outspoken; her mother seemed to be of a similar nature. While the family was on food stamps, Mrs. Wofford was displeased to find bugs in her cornmeal; she later wrote to Franklin D Roosevelt.
As a result of their work, Helen went on to Radcliffe College and despite her own bad eyes Sullivan helped her with her studies there. Sullivan spelled class lectures into Helen’s hands and spent hours translating information from textbooks for Helen. Thanks to Sullivan the result was that Helen became the first blind and deaf person to graduate from
Her mom thought that every child had the right to an education, and her hole family encouraged her to learn all she could. Nellie spent most of her life as a wife, mother, teacher, lecturer, legislator and writer. Her dream was to become a teacher like her sister named Hannah, teaching was very limited to women… Nellie earned a teaching certificate at the age of sixteen and taught until she got married in 1896. Nellie struggled with her husband as he was a druggy and had to raise five children at the same time. Nellie McClung’s greatest achievements were women’s suffrage movement, temperance movement, and later the Person’s Case with assitance from the “Famous Five.
Vernell deiced to move to Phoenix in 1938 to help her sister who was falling very ill (Vernell Myers Coleman (1918-1990) - Arizona Women 's Hall of Fame). In Phoenix she still continued to be very active in church life. She belonged to the First Colored Baptist Church. Once her sister became healthy and graduated from school, Coleman moved back to Texas (Vernell Myers Coleman (1918-1990) - Arizona Women 's Hall of Fame). While in Texas, Vernell married Clifford Coleman in 1946 (Vernell Myers Coleman (1918-1990) - Arizona Women 's Hall of Fame).
She devoted four decades of her life to women’s causes, even though she had little education, a disabled husband for most of that time, six children, and worked, with jobs including being an author and a schoolteacher. She fought for the right for women to vote, which she believed would improve all women’s lives. She viewed the way women were treated as, more or less, slaves. Which at the time, would have been quite close to what women really were, they slaved over kitchens and homes all day, only to do the same thing the next day. Abigail is remembered as one of the nation’s leading suffragettes, even though he only worked primarily in the West.
Washington 's early education was first influenced by his mother, and Viola Ruffner, wife of the owner of the mines and the other women who made an impact to his struggles later in his life. He was blessed and surrounded with both good black and white women; most of the people that made him succeed were women. His mother was a supportive and positive woman, she bought him a spelling book and encouraged him to learn, Washington showed a positive interest in learning how to read by himself without a teacher. she wasn 't educated but was very ambitious for her children. She taught Washington a lot of morals as a child, she was so smart and creative that she made Washington a hat when he needed one to wear to school from different piece of cloth because she couldn 't afford to get him one.