The sound of people pleading to be let go, to be free, echoes across the nation. Some have more fight in them and others seem to have already lost hope, watching themselves and their own family be bound by chains. But, there are murmurs of new hope, a chance for freedom. This is the time that Sojourner Truth lived in, back when racism and sexism still had a strong hold in American society. However, like the others fighting for freedom, Truth kept her head up and battled it out no matter how bleak the times may have seemed.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”-Malcolm X Education can get you to a lot of places if you focus on it. Education got Bessie Coleman to becoming the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license and to stage a public flight in America. She still remains the pioneer of women aviation. Bessie Coleman is a black global leader because she was the first African American woman to earn a pilot 's license and stage a public flight in America.
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.
People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
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.
Maya Angelou was a strong African-American women who made an influential impact on the Civil Rights Movement, in bother her actions, and her literature. Her life experiences and courage helped others, and made her work influential.
When thinking of a historical figure, many imagine a president, king, or general that lead a country to greatness, but never realized some could be the ones who influence the minds of society. Although not thought of as anything, writers and poets hold the key to shaping the society’s mindset without even knowing it. Being a civil rights activist, social activist, and role model for women makes Maya Angelou a historical figure who has made a huge impact in American society and in American history.
Maya Angelou worked as a professor at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from 1991 to 2014. As an African American women, one whose life was full of racial discrimination and gender inequality, she had plenty of experience and wisdom to share with her students. During her time working at the university, she taught a variety of humanities courses such as “World Poetry in Dramatic Performance,” “Race, Politics and Literature,” “African Culture and Impact on U.S.,” and “Race in the Southern Experience” (Wake Forest University,
So long ago was the life of Phillis Wheatley, one of the most influential African American writers of her time, but her admired works of literature remain immortal. In merely eight lines of iambic pentameter, Wheatley’s notorious poem, “On Being Brought from Africa to America” delivers a more optimistic opinion and addresses how her faith has freed her during somber times of slavery. Using personification and allusions, Phillis Wheatley relates Christianity with her personal experiences of slavery in her renowned poem, “On Being Brought from Africa to America.”
Georgia O 'Keeffe was a spectacular painter in the American Modernist Painting Movement who painted many scenes in nature and many landscapes of cities in New York and deserts in New Mexico. Although she did not consider herself as a part of any movement, she was part of The American Modernist Painting movement. She loved nature so she chose to paint different varieties of flowers. O’Keeffe is especially remembered for her paintings of flowers and bones. She was unique in the way she painted, and her paintings of nature continue to inspire people all around the world. Her pieces were magnificent because of their unique views on things.
Yes, I was there at the making of the flag. I was believed to be one of the first people on the goldfields. I was born on the 1818 at Castle, country Kilkenny, Ireland, I Anastasia Hayes (my maiden surname was Butler), was a handy sewer and a true rebel. I helped sew the Eureka flag. I did it with 2 other ladies by the names of Anastasia Whithers and Ann Duke.
Today, On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I attended a beginning of the school year healthcare meeting. The annual meeting was conducted by one of the school nurses and it included all of the second grade teachers. Before today’s meeting I had never attended a health care meeting, but I certainly knew of the importance of having a good relationship and communication between school nurses and educators. A teacher’s responsibility includes so many variables including and foremost a student’s care and safety. Additionally, School nurses help educators in ensuring and caring for student’s and their healthcare needs.
“Hispanic men, for their part, have made no progress in narrowing the wage gap with white men since 1980” (Patten lines 39-40). Since the dawn of time there has always been discrimination against races that society deems “superior”. In history, in the lives of those who are dedicated to change, and for the betterment of Texas there has always been a shadow cast by inequality. There is hope from every educated person, that this stigma would be completely eradicated. Inequality does nothing but hurt our society and weaken the ties between fellow human beings.
Harriet Ann Jacobs is the first Afro-American female writer to publish the detailed autobiography about the slavery, freedom and family ties. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent to keep the identity in secret. In the narrative, Jacobs appears as a strong and independent woman, who is not afraid to fight for her rights.