The Little Rock Nine influenced and shaped the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of her eight peers, her mother, and encouraging grandmother, Melba Pattillo Beals was able to overcome all of the obstacles that were standing in her way to a bright future. Melba was able to earn a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and achieved a graduate degree from Columbia University. She worked as an NBC reporter for a long period of time. Today she is the author of books about public relations and is a communications consultant.
Who was Jeannette Rankins? Jeannette Rankins was born and raised in Missoula County, Montana. She lived a very long, successful life in many different areas of the government. She was an American politician, women’s rights advocate, and was the first woman to hold national office in the United States (“Jeannette”). She attended the University of Montana and graduated in 1902 where she went on to try working as an elementary school teacher.
In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty Herself”, by Catherine M. Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. A supporting detail of her effective rule is in paragraph 8, when the text states, “what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” This shows that Hatshepsut had practice as a regent before becoming a pharaoh. Another supporting detail that shows that Hatshepsut had practice before her reign.”she was fit for the job, Hatshepsut, perhaps just fifteen years old, had been training for since her earliest days by her father’s side.” says paragraph 9. This shows that Hatshepsut would be an excellent regent, since she had been trained by an accomplished pharaoh, Tuthmosis I.
It was stated by Louis E. Martin upon her death that “She gave out faith and hope as if they were pills and she some sort of doctor.” As an educator and a social worker Bethune dedicated her life as a public servant to better the lives of others. She served as the first African American woman to serve in a president cabinet and through her years of public services she worked with four presidents. Through those connections she was able to influence decision that affected the great good of all. Bethune diverse government and organizational service inspired a new generation of women civil rights leaders. Bethune sums it up in her pledge of the National Council of Negro Women “It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of all her people regardless of race, creed, or national origin, into her spiritual, social, cultural, civic, and economic life, and thus aid her to achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.”— Founder Mary McLeod Bethune's Pledge for
She became the head of the Human Rights Commission. The article, Champion of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), states that, “... she was influential in formulating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights..” (Chávez). She worked for what was right until her death in 1962. She wanted the right set forth in the Declaration to gain acceptance. President Truman gave her the title “ First Lady of the World” due to her great humanitarian achievements.
She received many awards though including : Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal in 1936, Presidential Medal of Freedom on 1964, and also got elected into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1965. Helen had also earned many honorary doctoral degrees from Temple and Harvard University and from other universities around the world. She was also named Honorary Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland. Just only a few weeks before her eighty-eighth birthday, Helen died on June 1, 1968 in her sleep. Helen Keller was remembered as a powerful, hardworking, and respected young woman.
Cole attended the prestigious Institute for Colored Youth, a rigorous school with the curriculum of Latin, mathematics, and Greek, where she excelled. She graduated in 1863 and even received a ten-dollar sum for her academic excellence and punctuality. Later, Cole attended Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the world’s first female medical school, and graduated in 1867 which made her
Keller with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, goes on from this state of frustration to learn to write and many other things. Through many hours of hard work, she attends Radcliffe college. In her studies she has to apply herself with more dedication that other students, but she does and so and she succeeds. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiographical narration of the first twenty-two years of Helen’s life. Since she was a young girl, she was always interested in everything she touched, so she was eager to learn about it.
After high school, Malala Yousafzai still really wanted to continue her education. She was twenty years old when she got accepted to Oxford University. (Yeginsu) This showed the difference she made. She was shot when she was fifteen because of the Taliban, and now she is back in school at Oxford still standing up for education. Malala had also accomplished many things.
Even though Margret studied chemistry at her college, she was always into law to politics. In 1946, the same year she attended Oxford University, she became the President of the Oxford University Conservative Association. In 1947, Margret earned a degree in chemistry and moved to Essex to work as a research chemist. After graduating, Margret never stopped her interest on politics. She ran as the conservative candidate for a Dartford parliamentary seat in 1950.