Many critics say her work did not have any effects, but they are wrong. Ida B Wells alone started the anti-lynching campaign. She encouraged the community to ban together against the hysteria of the time, and she dedicated so much of her life to her beliefs. She spent several years of her life writing, fighting, and speaking about lynchings. She faced death threats everywhere she went.
Have you ever hear or read about these three articles called “ How Jackie Robinson Changed Baseball “ , “ The Underground Railroad “ , and “ The Story of Ida B. Wells “ ? If you haven’t well you will hear about them right now . These stories are actually kinda inspiring. Jackie Robinson was known for changing baseball.
Ida B. Wells was a daughter born into slavery, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 16, 1862. She grew up to become an active journalist and led an anti-lynching crusade around the 1890s. She was an important woman towards the society we have today. Living as African Americans in Mississippi, life was hard for the Wells family as they had to face discrimination and prejudice. Her father helped start Shaw University; it was from here that Ida got her early education.
Ella Josephine Baker was known to be an unsung hero during the trials and tribulations of the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the women who contributed in achieving civil and human rights for minority people. She cooperated with many organizations to establish her goal, such as motivating the discriminated into standing up for themselves. Ella Baker’s childhood, political activism, and the influences of her actions all contributed in ending discrimination against African Americans and other minority groups during the Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks was the firstborn child of Leona Edwards and James McCauley. She had a younger brother named Sylvester. In her autobiography, Rosa Parks shares that she grew up in Pine Level, AL in her grandparent’s house (4). Rosa grew up most of her life without her dad in her life. He moved around working in construction jobs and Rosa’s mother did not want to move her family around.
Sonja Eve Singletary was born in 1962 to a small family in Florida. She lived outside of Texas for most of her life, and it was during high school that she realized that she wanted to go into the medical field. Thus she decided to leave Florida and attended Clemson University as an undergraduate. Singletary then received her medical degree at the medical school of South Carolina, and it was during her times at the University of South Carolina where she went on a trip to the M.D Anderson Center at Houston and witnessed the family-like environment. She then realized that M.D Anderson Center was the right place to go for her, and decided to accept a job there where she was also a professor.
Harriet Tubman. A well known famous “conductor” in the Underground railroad, to free many slaves. She was born into slavery and had always dreamed about freedom and what it would feel like. Harriet risked her life to escape then came back multiple times for both family members and other slaves who she barely knew. She was willing to travel 90 miles each time back and forth to save people she barely knew.
Do you ever wonder what it was like to live in a time period where children didn’t have basic workplace rights? Mary Jones knew how this felt. She was a labor activist, as well as a children's rights activist. Mary lived during the time when women, workers, children, and slaves fought for their rights. She took risks and always had her eyes set on her goals.
In this incredible memoir, Harriet Jacobs, AKA Linda Brent, states in the preface that her goal of writing this memoir was not to bring attention or pity to herself, but to arouse the women of the North (mainly white people) to realize the atrocities that were still going on at the time. She wants to focus on the women of the North coming to sense with the conditions of the South, some people experiencing far worse treatment then Linda, were still in bondage. She also says her goal is to give her testimony, along with the rest, to convince people from the Free States what slavery actually is. Nobody can truly understand unless they have personally experienced it, but with god’s blessing, she will help shine light on the darkness of slavery.
Maya Angelou she was born on April 4, 1928, up to age sixteen .The champion of the civil rights in 1992, she was honored by being asked to read and original poem. They live with her grandmother and unle in the rear of the store. They eat cold fried chicken for lunch and potato salad. Each year i watched the field across from the store turn caterpillar green then gradually frosty white.
Quote: “The more I remembered the killings, the beatings, and intimidations, the more I worried what might possibly happen to me or my family if I joined the NAACP. But I knew I was going to join, anyway” (Ch. 20, pg. 269). This passage is significant because it demonstrates the substantial and terrifying risks taken by those who chose to join the early Civil Rights Movement in the south. Earlier in her life, Anne witnessed acts of bigotry, violence, and murder carried out against members of black activists organizations and anyone who mentioned these groups in public.
When you think about women’s rights activists and women involved in the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century, you usually think about Susan B. Anthony, but in reality, there was another woman that was also greatly involved. Her name was Lucy Stone. She was most famous for being the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a bachelor's degree, for being elected president of the State Woman's Suffrage Association of New Jersey, for helping found the American Equal Rights Association, and for being the first woman in the United States to keep her own surname after marriage. One of her sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Blackwell, was the first woman to have a medical degree. Her other sister-in-law, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, was the first woman to
Madam CJ Walker Madam CJ Walker was an important part of Black History due to her broadcasting her 1st hair care product, her school, and also her being the first African American millionaire. She was a entrepreneur and a great philanthropist. She made her fortune by creating and promoting a line of magnificence hair items for black women. She was inspirational to a lot of people.