The Women's movement from the beginning unified women to closely inspect several issues that were and are basic rights for all of the citizens; some examples would be: the right to vote, to own property without a husband, access to a higher education, and the reproductive rights of their bodies. Women's right to vote (suffrage) was one of the most controversial rights issue of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century and divided early feminists on ideological lines. Right’s for women have come a long way since then, many have been won and some we still fight for to this day. The Women’s Movement better known as the feminist movement is made up of three waves. The first wave is known as the Suffrage Movement,
Anthony was a pioneer reformer for the woman suffrage movement in the United States, whose efforts paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, endowing women the right to vote. As an advocate of African American rights, temperance, the rights of labor, Susan devoted her life to leading the women suffrage movement. The enormous contrast between the status of women in the beginning of her efforts and their status when she died is the symbol of her successful achievements as a pioneer woman. Few men can devote his or her life in focusing on one career as much as Susan did. The fifty-year to pursue the course of women enabled her portrait to be printed on the one dollar coins, making her to be the first women who gained such honor.
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton both are leading women’s rights activists during their time; their work influenced the American Peoples’ view on women. They founded one of the earliest pro-women’s rights movements in the country, which was essential in spreading feminism throughout America. Their lifelong battle against inequality to combat slavery and promote feminism through literary works like; 'The Revolution' and the Declaration of Sentiments speeches, succeeded after their death when women got the right to vote.
Angelou’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement and her achievements as an activist were remarkable. While these achievements seem to be enough to last a lifetime, the Civil Rights Movement was only the beginning for Angelou. Angelou worked as an outspoken Civil Rights activist during the movement. But even after the Civil Rights Movement had ended, she continued to be a voice of humanity, speaking out against anything that harmed the human spirit. Angelou moved on to influence American society as a whole, from the 1970’s to the day she died, May 28, 2014.
She advocated for things like freedom of choice for women and for better living along with working conditions for women and men. The life and accomplishments of height and how she fought for the escape from racial and sexual discrimination, and is not mentioned in history classes today, shows how inherently harder it is for women to fight for justice during the civil rights movement. Women activist, like Height have had to fight a two-front war, one being that of racism and the other being that of sexism. The fight for justice has always been different for men and women. Even if men are being persecuted
The biggest winner of the whole event is Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Both of them put almost their lifetime concentrating on women’s right that heavily effects on United States as well as other countries afterwards. Without those helps from those associations and suffragists, perhaps United States still struggle with women’s legal rights
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very confident, determined, and fearless woman. While many people opposed equal rights for women and abolishing slavery, she supported these things.(11) Her being a woman who was also an abolitionist and women’s rights activist in the 19th century was a dangerous and frustrating task. However, she continued to try and make a difference in society by fighting for these changes.
Since the 1800’s till this day Women’s Rights has been a controversial topic. For many years powerful and non powerful women have struggled to prove that women’s rights are human rights. Women’s rights are the effort to secure equal rights for women around the world and to have equality and remove gender discrimination. Related issues to women’s rights include or have included the right to vote, to work, work pay, birth control, to hold public office, to own property, to serve in the military, to have parental rights, and many more. Susan B. Anthony was a feminist and a leader to the women’s suffrage movement in the late 1800s.
This research question is significant because many African American women were involved in the Civil Rights Movements but their actions are always underestimated and their input is usually not recognized. These women were very significant during this time and had been very successful in starting their civil rights organizations projects as well as jumping in and serving as lawyers on school campuses. This is worthy of study because the Civil Rights Movements was a chain reaction that changed the world, and the fact women were getting involved and trying to make a difference was a great deal back then. As well as, the fact that these African American women were seen as minorities, yet they did in fact , alter the outcome for their social progress in the movements. They took matters into their own hands because they saw how badly they were being treated and how they also were being perceived as worthless people.
Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House). If women could vote in elections, people would start taking them seriously in politics.
Throughout her early life, Ida was born during the civil war, which according to historian James West Davidson, "During a civil war which we have used to define one another, slave versus free, which is being eliminated from the United States"(12). The civil war also meant the Emancipation proclamation which meant a lot to the Wells family. The proclamation helped free slaves during Lincolns presidency. The proclamation only applied to the slaves living behind the confederate line. The confederate line included Holly Springs.
Grandma Gladius Civil Rights Era The Civil Rights movement was one of the major impacts in history that influenced the world in so many acpects today. When talking to my Grandmother Gladius about her personal experience when it came to the Civil Rights Era I discovered many things. The impact it had on every ascept that an African American lived in, the daily struggles and the horrified experiences that no person should have to go through. Without the Civil rights Movement, school resturants and many other things, would still be unequal between African Americans and Whites.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
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.