Read Mary Walker Wears the Pants by Cheryl Harness. This is a true story of the first American woman doctor named Mary Walker who received the Medal of Honor when she served her country during the Civil War; she remains the first and only woman to ever hold this high honor. Mary Walker fought for women’s rights and made a big statement during her time by wearing pants when women always wore dresses. After reading, ask students to work in pairs (partner pair share) to describe Mary Walker. Then show the YouTube video, A Female Civil War Surgeon: "How Dr. Mary is Remarkable” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiyGiHELnSU).
It also introduces her to 47 year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor. Over the course of three years, Mira is accepted into the School of American Ballet, run by the legendary George Balanchine, and eventually becomes one of Mr.B’s girls - a dancer of rare talent chosen for greatness. As she ascends higher in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, touching dark places within herself and sparking unexpected desires that will upend both their lives. She moves, from living with her dad, to California with her mom where, after putting up for adoption the last reminder of her life back in New York, she attempts to start her life over again, leaving behind her memories of ballet and Maurice, going as far as legally changing her name to Kate. In the present day, Mira, now known as Kate, is a professor of dance at a Midwestern college.
By 1998, she was the youngest to receive a MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award known to be called “genius grant”. She then had her artwork displayed in galleries and museums. She was inspired by her loving father who was a painter since then she wanted to become an artist. Later, Kara Walker was experimenting different art structure and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design after she got a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts in Atlanta College of Art. At the same year, she made a mural made from silhouette figures which she posted on a wall.
Amateur two times. He was the number one golfer in the world for ten straight years on the McCormack’s World Golf Rankings. In 1973, he broke Bobby Jones’s record of majors by winning the PGA Championship by four shots over Bruce Crampton. He also played on six Ryder Cup teams and held the captainship twice. He has also designed more than 300 golf courses
Oprah saw that as he was the first black man to win this same award, that now “at this moment (...) she became the first black women to be given the same award” By saying that she showcases her intended audience, women, and in trying to remain inclusive she includes men as showcased in later examples. In order to further establish her well-known credibility and pay homage to the people that helped her to receive this award. Oprah thanks Dennis Swanson, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, and many other people for their help in her success. Then Oprah thanks the Hollywood Foreign Press Association press who is ”under siege”. With the introduction of the press.
Therefore, I chose to further analyze Harjo’s work through a psychological approach. According to research, Harjo was the first Native American to be awarded the Wallace Stevens award from the Academy of American Poets. It is an award that recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. At an interview, Harjo said, “As a Native person, you go through tests. There have been times I've almost given up and have had every door slammed in my face, especially with poetry.
She was not scared to fight for what she believed in, and because she was such a strong person, she influenced those around her. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, 1932, in London England. There she grew up with her mom, Sara, her father, Francis, and her older brother, Howard. Both of her parents were American, but they moved to England so her father could pursue his career as an art dealer. Liz’s mother used
One most noteworthy was that of Oprah Winfrey. She recognized that she was the first black woman recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and aroused tears as she explained her stance with the story of a raped Recy Taylor. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. Their time is up” (qtd in
(billboard). “At the 2017 women in music event in los angeles Gomez sobbed during her acceptance speech as she made her opening remark after being presented with the award from raisa.” (Time). Gomez thinks her best friend who helped her get the award by being her donar should get the award. Gomez didn't want to worry her fans when she got the surgery so she announced it in april. Gomez says she is so focused with her music career she sometimes forgets the people in her life.