Mae C. Jemison was one most famous women in science. She is the first African-American to be a astronaut. She was chosen in the NASA training program in June 4, 1987. After more than one year of training, Mae C. Jemison she was chosen to earn the title of the science mission specialist. On September 12, 1992 with six other astronauts she flew into space.
Her family cook Martha Washington, created a type of sign language to communicate with Helen. By the time Helen was seven they had already made 60 different ways to communicate with each other. In 1886 Alexander Graham Bell was working with deaf children and agreed to meet with Helen and her family. Bell wanted her to go to Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. At the institute Helen met with Anne Sullivan, a former graduate who soon became her teacher.
James Dwight Dana was born on February 12, 1813 in Utica, NY. His parents were Harriet Dwight and James Dana. At Utica high school, his teacher Fay Edgerton encouraged and developed his love and interest for science. He graduated in 1830 and enrolled in Yale College, where he studied natural history and geology. He graduated in 1833 and for two years, he became a mathematical instructor to midshipmen in the navy.
Rosamunde Pilcher is a famous author of romance novels who was born Rosamunde Scott on September 22, 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall. Pilcher started writing when she was only seven and saw her first story get published when she was eighteen years old. Pilcher was also in the Women 's Royal Naval Service from 1943 until 1946, and late in 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher. The couple would stay married for almost sixty-three years until his death in 2009, and had four kids together, two sons and two daughters, and fourteen grandchildren. She is the mother of Robin Pilcher, who is also an author.
She had battled pancreatic cancer for 17 months. After her death she received many rewards such as that the navy named a research ship after her. In 2017 the US postal Service said that they would be putting an image of Ride on a stamp. Some other awards that were given to Sally while she was alive and after her death included the National Space Society’s von Braun award, the Lindbergh Eagle, and the NCAA’s Theodore Roosevelt Award. She was also inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame which was awarded to her by NASA.
Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas on July 24, 1897. Her parents were Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. Amelia lived with her wealthy grandparents and attended a private school until she was 12 years old. Then, Amelia and her sister went to live with their parents, in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1915 Edwin and Amy got a divorce, and Amy took the girls and moved to Chicago to live with friends for a while.
Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories. She later died on August 22, 1904. Kate Chopin 's “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates how naturalism affects people in a variety of ways. When reading this short story it makes the reader consider feminism, women’s roles in society, as well as naturalism. Also how life may be brought to an end due to any cause such as a train crash.
It is after 100 years of progress and social reform that I am here today, honoring writings of a muckraker from the 1800’s. Thank you all for being here today at the 100th Anniversary celebration to commemorate the bold and rebellious Susan B. Anthony. While creating a revolution when it comes to women’s voting rights, she also made a huge movement when it came to the abolishment of slavery in the United States. In 1848, Susan B. Anthony became a teacher in New York, and became involved in the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers had a monthly salary of about $10.00, while most of the other female teachers earned around $3.00 a month. This was a large factor that contributed to Anthony realizing that something was amiss.
She began writing and publishing as a teenager eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection “A Street In Bronzeville”, she was a postwar poet. She wrote during the Civil Rights activism period. Gwendolyn Brooks wrote thirty-nine poems and they were mostly about Racism, Feminism, and the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people from her own community. She responded to major events during her lifetime including the World War II struggle for civil rights, and race riots. Gwendolyn was born June 7th 1917 in Topeka, Kansas , she had multiple abortions in her poem “ The Mother” she tells her unborn children that she loved them.
One cold January night a beautiful baby girl was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Griscom, or better known as Betsy Ross. Betsy came from a family of Quakers, so she eventually learned to sew when she was apprenticed to an upholsterer. In 1773 Betsy ran away from home to marry her secret lover, John Ross. Then opened an upholstery shop where Betsy sewed. While working in her upholstery shop in New Jersey, Betsy Ross got a visit from General George Washington.
She conducted this experiments on herself and her fellow crew members. In total Jemison spent over 190 hours in space before making her return back to Earth on September 20, 1992. Succeeding her journey into space, Jemison pointed out how society needs to acknowledge how women and racial minorities can make tremendous contributions when given the chance to succeed. In early 1993, Jemison resigned from her position at NASA because she wanted to pursue other interests. In 1995, Dr. Jemison became a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth until 2002.