Honour comes in all shapes and sizes. People can be honourable and events can be honourable. Rosa Park is one of the honourable people as she stood up for the rights of African Americans more then once. Being honourable is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing, and tires to live up to high principles. Rosa Parks helped change the way we think and act towards the African American society.
Bessie Smith, an African American blues singer was killed in a car accident. Her songs have touched the lives of many black people across the country, and her songs will be forever missed.
Cooking and decorating soothes the soul. For over 50 years Mary Jackson has been warming hearts with her mouthwatering cooking by turning ordinary foods into extraordinary dishes. Mary graduated from James Madison High School and was nominated for Most Beautiful Girl and served on the Journalism Club, English Club, Drama Club, Rifle Team, ROTC and studied Medical Technology at Texas Southern University.
Ella Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song” or “Lady Ella”, was an extraordinary singer highly known in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Virginia then moving to New York, Ella grew up during the 1920s and got her breakthrough in the early 1930s. She joined an orchestra and produced her first number one single, A-Tisket, A-Tasket. Ella’s contributions to the Harlem Renaissance included not only her songs, but her appearances in movies such as. Ella Fitzgerald is shaped into the woman that she once was through her background, accomplishments, challenges and hardships; she also leaves a legacy that would continue on to influence many generations to come.
Born in a small town, Baker was raised watchfully alongside her grandmother, Josephine Elizabeth “Bet” Ross. Her parents, Georgianna Ross and Blake Baker, were overjoyed when she was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Rosemary Brown was a Canadian politician that was born in Kingston Jamaica on 17th June 1930. She was raised by her mother and grand-mother, since her father died when she was very young. She grew up in a middle class neighbourhood and she described her childhood being supportive and safe, in a house ruled by women. Rosemary Brown came to Canada on 10th August 1950 to get an education at McGill University in Montreal. She was shocked by the sexism and racism she experienced while she was trying to obtain housing or summer jobs or just trying to fit into her university life. Although Rosemary Brown faced many obstacles, she worked very hard and earned a Bachelor of Art degree from McGill in 1955. She worked to put an end to the racial barriers within Canadian society. As a determined feminist, Rosemary Brown worked hard to stimulate justice, equality for women and minorities and human rights.
Billie Holiday lived a tumultuous life as she went through many ups and downs during her childhood and into her adulthood. Billie Holiday was only eighteen years old when she was discovered singing in nightclubs and soon found great success as a jazz singer. In spite of her lack of musical training, Holiday’s distinct singing caught the attention of her audience and she became one of the greatest jazz singers of the twentieth century. However, despite the remarkable success Billie achieved, she continuously battled with substance abuse until the end of her life. Holiday may have had a tragic life, but her emotional, melancholic voice made her an imperative presence in the period of jazz.
Although some people might argue that Shirley Chisholm does not demonstrate leadership qualities, a closer examination proves that the former congresswoman was a strong leader because of her independence, perseverance,and willingness to take risks.
Often referred to as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singers in the United States. Throughout her career, Ella was awarded thirteen Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. With a voice that not only encompassed a large range, but a dynamic and powerful sound, Ella could sing almost anything from scatting to the popular tunes of her day. She performed in the top venues all around the world to packed houses, with audiences as diverse as the music she created. Ella came from a small town and impoverished family, but through her talent and determination, skyrocketed to fame creating a legacy that has withstood the sands of time.
Bethany Hamilton did not think twice about that decision. When Kauai local, Bethany Meilani Hamilton was thirteen she went surfing and was attacked by a Tiger Shark. The shark chomped off her left arm up to her shoulder, leaving only a nub. After surgery, she was ready to get back on her board. Bethany Hamilton is admirable, not only because she is a motivational speaker, author, and professional surfer, but also because of her bravery, determination, humility, and faith.
Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war.
Ella Josephine Baker was born December 13, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). She grew up in North Carolina and developed a passion for social justice after hearing stories from when her grandmother was in slavery (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Her grandmother often told her stories of slave revolts and how oppressive life was as a slave (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and was elected valedictorian when she graduated in 1927 with a degree in sociology (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). Baker began to cultivate her radical activism by protesting rules and policies of the university that were discriminating (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). She then moved to New York and became an activist in many social justice organizations and worked other jobs to make ends meet (“Who Was Ella Baker?”, 2015). In 1930, still early in
Before this unit, black dancing often differed from whites. First off, many of them seemed more comedic, Josephine Baker from Le Revue Des Revues. Her innovated performance brought her stardom, for she was the first African America international entertainer. She used her whole body in dances, freely moving around. In the 1920s, people deemed her dance ‘savage’ due to the lack of structure and revealing clothes. She received much criticism but celebrated her freedom. At the time, many people still performed very structured dances, like ballroom dancing, yet many dances whites performed originated from African Americans, like the Charleston and Jazz. They modified the Charleston to fit their ‘standards’. Many of African American dances seemed
An outstanding woman once said, “ Live day by day and enjoy your family.” That outstanding woman was Mary Hays. And that’s what she did. Living day by day states her early life, her reasons for being in battles, her role in the battles, and her life after battle. This will show Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley was an outstanding person
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood.