The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era. They were both handing different forms of change and reform, but all of equal value. The working class women were piloting research, implementing reformation programs, attempting to increase wages, improve working conditions, and lobbying legislation to make positive changes. Amongst the working class women were many notable women that changed history.
Her protesting tactics have carried on to present day because they have a lasting effect on the topic people are fighting for. She also joined and formed organizations because she wanted her voice to be heard and to spread the idea or women’s suffrage around the United States. Alice Paul is a very empowering women, she caused women to stand up for what they believe in and to never back down no matter what comes in their way. Overall Alice Paul will always have a lasting impact on the United States because of her protesting tactics, formation of organizations and the ratification of the 19th
Sophie Flack elaborates on these issues through each chapter in her book, Bunheads by using her choice of rhetorical devices and style to show readers just how difficult it is to be a ballerina. Throughout the book, Flack primarily uses ethos. She uses this to her advantage because she was a ballerina (“The Boston Globe.”). This makes it very easy to write a book about something that consumed a lot of her time. Her main character, Hannah, is based off of herself.
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
Margaret Sanger produced the first birth control pill, arguably the most salient innovation for women’s reproductive rights in the 20th century. At seventy, Sanger had spent decades fighting for women’s rights and had made several valuable contributions, but she was still frustrated with a lack of effective birth control in America. (Eig 30). In 1959, she employed the scientific knowledge of Gregory Pincus to produce the world’s first oral birth control drug. (The Pill”).
But as the novel progresses she starts to learn how to help out with other people's perspectives with her creativity and whatever else. On Pg. 63 Anne Creates different makeshift presents for each person of the Annex. “ It isn’t new. It’s one that you’ve done..
Harriet Tubman was a famous abolitionist, a person who favors the elimination of slavery (New York Times, google.com). Using the Underground Railroad, Harriet led hundreds of people to freedom in the North and was nicknamed the Moses of her people (Biography.com, PBS.org). Harriet never lost a slave, and was never caught Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland’s Dorchester County. Her birth name was Araminta Harriet Ross, but later changed her name to Harriet to honor her mother (PBS.org). While Harriet’s birth date is unknown, she was born around 1820 (Biography.com, nwhm.org).
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
One most noteworthy was that of Oprah Winfrey. She recognized that she was the first black woman recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and aroused tears as she explained her stance with the story of a raped Recy Taylor. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. Their time is up” (qtd in
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.
Benjamin died later that year. Abigail moved back to Oregon, and dived into her work, and even became the editor of The Pacific Empire, yet another newspaper about women’s rights. A common misconception of the time was that prohibition would solve women’s rights, but Abigail believed that prohibition would make her cause worse, and opted for temperance instead. Still working hard at the age of seventy-eight, Abigail was confined to a wheelchair in the nineteen twelve Oregon suffrage campaign. The referendum granted women the right to vote and Abigail got to sign the proclamation, it is also rumored that she was the first woman in the state to
The first black woman to receive a degree in psychology despite her circumstances. Inez Beverly Prosser was born to Samuel and Veola Beverly on December 30th, Although her exact birth year is unknown some records indicated the year 1895. Prosser was born in Yoakum, Texas and was the second oldest of eleven children (Benjamin, 2008), her family was known to move around along the gulf coast in search of a better life and more educational opportunities. As u can imagine, growing up through the 19th century with racism and sexism there were very few educational opportunities for colored women and people. In spite of the odds placed against Prosser, she and all of her siblings graduated from high school, five of which also
As a profoundly deaf women, my experiences have shown me that the impossible is indeed possible (AZ Quotes). Those words were spoken by someone who broke barriers and changed the face of the pageant industry. Heather Whitestone is Miss America’s first winner with a disability (Miss America). Encountering numerous challenges, Whitestone fought through the pain and found her strength. Heather Whitestone was born on February 24, 1973 in Dothan, a small town in Alabama (Deaf Is… Culture).
Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn” and this applies to Janie when going through her marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she expresses how a girl can mature through her womanhood by facing many obstacles in her life, but not allowing them to stop her but to make her better. The use of motifs help the reader grasp a better understanding of the change and progress by using items such as the pear tree, the mule, and Janie’s hair to provide a deeper understanding of the context. There was plenty of symbolic representation in the book such as the pear tree which symbolizes Janie’s life and how through each marriage she grew on to the peach tree. The idea
She not only fought for women, but for equality all people. During her time she traveled throughout the United States and Europe on behalf of equal rights, and she also helped to organize local women’s rights and labor organizations. Susan B. Anthony’s “On Women’s Right to Vote is effective because of her use of emotion and her development of credibility. Anthony and Stanton another woman that was fighting the cause founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. They campaigned for a constitutional amendment