Born on November 11, 1744 in the early Massachusetts colony in Weymouth, Abigail Smith was the second of four children of William Smith, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Quincy. Growing up, Abigail Smith educated herself while spending time at her grandmother’s house in English, French, and history by reading an immense amount. In 1764, she married John Adams, a lawyer, and became Abigail Adams. At the time, Abigail was nineteen years old and John was twenty eight. Abigail then moved with her husband to his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts which he inherited from his father.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born February 4th 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. Her Mother Leona was a teacher and father James McCauley was a carpenter. She completed high school at the age of twenty and married Raymond Parker a Barber in 1932, she had no children. She had one sibling, a brother called Sylvester. Rosa had many jobs which included been a secretary in the NAACP, a seamstress in a local department store and in the summer of 1955 she attended the highlander Folk school, an education centre for activism in workers’ rights and racial equality in Monteagle
Jospehine English of New York did with her patients. Dr. English, who was one of the first black female OB GYN spent a little over a decade of her profession working as a practicing physician for Harlem Hospital before starting her own Women’s Community Health Clinic in Bushwick, NY in 1958. Dr. English who was raised in Englewood, New Jersey, graduated from Hunter College and earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College where she was one of just 13 women who were seeking out medical degrees. Most men were off fighting World War II which gave Dr. English an advantage of becoming a noted OB GYN. She served the elite, and became very popular through word of mouth.
She now helps write high school and college textbooks which she has done for the last 30 years. Everyone’s An Author with Readings by Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Beverly J. Moss, Carole Clark Papper, and Keith Walters; is about how everyday writing is very closely related to academic writing. This book discusses The Need for Rhetoric and Writing, Genres of Writing, The Role of Argument, Research, Style, and includes Readings. The text also bridges the gap between Facebook and academic writing, showing how some tactics students use in social media may also be used in their academic
Clarissa Harlowe Barton better known as Clara Barton. Clara was a shy little girl growing up she was born on December 25,1821 in oxford, Massachusetts. As she grew older she spent much of her life in service of others and created an organization that still helps people today, The Red Cross. She was an educator,nurse and then founded Red Cross. She was an educator and opened a free public school in New Jersey.
Betty Friedan is a well-known women’s rights activist, journalist, and writer. She was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois to Russian Jewish immigrants (National Women 's, 2006). She passed away on February 4, 2006 in Washington, D.C. Friedan was, and still is, best known for her book, The Feminine Mystique published in 1963. Friedan also co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966, and she also served as its first president. She went on to publish two more books before she died.
This is where her love for music and performing was born. Just before her sixteenth birthday, Loretta married Oliver Lynn, with whom she had four children by the time she turned twenty, and then two children after that. Throughout the early years of the marriage, Loretta was the stereotypical house wife of the olden days; she cleaned the house, cooked the meals, and raised the babies. She
Huseman primarily documents sisters Florence Mbabazi (Age 16) and Denise Mbabazi’s(Age 14) experiences in The Newcomer’s Center. Native to the Democratic Republic Of Congo, both sisters along with three other siblings and their mother migrated to The United States after spending approximately seventeen years in Northern Rwanda’s Gihembe Refugee Camp. Upon immigrating to the United States both sisters have a limited apprehension of The English Language, nonetheless, they persevered through the challenge of learning a new language in spite of their
Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in. All of her seven siblings, including Louise, were urged to write stories, but she was the only one whose stories the children payed a nickel for. Louise’s mother helped her by, “creating book covers for her daughter 's manuscripts out of woven strips of construction paper and staples” (“Louise Erdrich