How many of you have family that has worked in the armed forces? Or how many people have friends that live in third world or poor countries? On December 25, 1821, a tiny Christmas baby, who would become one of the greatest civil war heroines ever, was born into a loving middle class family. Clara Barton had four older siblings that adored her and taught her many life skills that would be crucial for her later career. School was very boring to her because she liked to care for others rather than learn about the world. Clara Barton was a hero due to her bravery while nursing on the battlefield. Even though she never married or had children, she was very motherly and loved everyone like a mother would love her children. She founded the American
Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. A significant emotional event happened in her life when her grandmother decided to send her to boarding school in England. There the school’s headmistress, Mademoiselle Souvestre was her mentor. Eleanor Roosevelt is now beginning her quest to become a remarkable woman. Her first work was with poor children in the Rivington Street Settlement House on New York Lower East Side as a young woman.
She impacted life today with her science experiments, support, and inspiration. She is certainly a hero of change because she had changed the world, and, in the process, showed everyone that dreams could come true with courage and hard work. Perhaps if people could be more like Sally, the Earth would be made completely equal. Everyone would research how to benefit the world instead of constantly polluting it. These small things would make a huge difference. Aside from that, Sally believed that everyone deserves a chance to be great. Then why not stand up and change the world right
Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life. She had many diseases, but the one that left her disabled was polio. Eventually, she got over polio, and became the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph was an Afrian Amerian woman that persisted to overcome polio. She created courage and inspiration, and illuminated the world by becoming the fastest woman in the world.
In 1773, there were slaves all over colonial America working in plantations, and cleaning their masters houses. It wasn’t common for a slave to be writing poetry with their owners consent. Phyllis Wheatley’s success as the first African American published poet was what inspired generations to tell her story. It was her intellectual mind and point of view that made her different from others, both black and white. Phyllis’s story broke the barrier for all African American writers, and proved that no matter the gender or race, all human beings are capable of having an intelligent state of mind. Her arrival in America in 1761, at the age of eight is what started the story of a legend.
In the story of Ruby Bridges, Ruby possessed character traits to help her through this time. Her actions helped propel the Civil Rights Movement throughout the country. Others played a part in helping Ruby. I think all of them were interested in doing what was best for Ruby. All the protestors affected Ruby. Ruby had an effect on them in the end.
She showed that you can make a difference no matter what. You can alway do something with a positive effect. Lucy Flucker Knox was a brave and honest women. She never gave up and was optimistic. It would be good to make a good difference and be positive about it. I look up to her because she always tried to make a great, positive
Viola Irene Desmond has been recognized as an important person to Canadian history because it is to commemorate and acknowledge the brave actions of a woman who took a stand against racism and segregation. Also it is important to remember and to learn from history so that history does not repeat itself. Desmond was a beautician and mentor to young black women at her beauty school. She was falsely arrested on November 8th, 1946 at Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. Because of this action she rose up and fought against her charges. She changed the public opinion locally and internationally about racism and also raised awareness about it. The public history vehicles for her history are in many forms. There is a stamp, an apology made, books were
Betsy Ross didn't directly contribute to the Revolutionary War. Instead, she was a symbol which united people to the cause.
“Behind every great man there’s a great women.” This quote by Meryll Frost was first used in 1946 during his acceptance speech for the most courageous athlete of 1945. He gave credit to his wife and noted that he would not have received the award without her help. To this quote could have also been used to describe Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams. She was a courageous woman who stood out to against in justice. Throughout her entire life she stood greatly with courage and was also known for her loyalty for her country and family.
“Unbought and unbossed” is an interesting film that covers issues with African American women, and sexual politics that also offers a simple literary perspective of a black woman who puts herself in the middle of at the some of the most political and important issues like: black nationalism, feminism and african american women, etc. Chisholm herself writes in her book “unbought and unbothered”, “…My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes. And who benefits most? The lawyers. (Chapter 4)”. Shirley was very active in the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
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Lucy Hayes was born on August 28, 1831 in Chillicothe Ohio. Lucy’s birthplace is now a museum(Lucy Hayes Heritage Center). Her father, Dr. James Webb was born on March 17, 1795 in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. James Webb was a physician who died on July 1, 1833 in Lexington Kentucky. Despite his family's ownership of slaves, James was an abolitionist. After capturing
Maggie L. Walker, an African American woman who lived in the 1800 hundreds, she was a woman that would fight for anything that she believed in. Walker was an activist who brought social change to other African American slaves. Maggie Walker was the first female president ever to own her own bank, she worked to help run down charities, and she was an Activist.
“Each person must live their life as a model for others”. This quote was said by Rosa Parks, she was a great role model for many people. Although all Rosa Parks did was just refuse to give up her seat, that made a huge impact in the world during that time. She is mainly known for what occurred on December 1, 1955 which was that she refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. After that passed, civil rights movement began. Rosa Parks childhood was around the segregation of African Americans and whites. Her parents got separated and got raised by her mother and moved to Pine Level, Alabama, which is where she attended elementary. For high school she attended a laboratory school. Her motivation was what she had to go through as a young child and she wanted to make the world a better place. She accomplished plenty of things,civil rights marches and also with the help of Martin Luther King there was equal rights for african americans and whites. The world has made Rosa Parks a notable choice because she has influenced a lot of people in a good way. Since then there has been big improvements on the racism issue between white and african american people.