Harriet Tubman was considered to be the “conductor of the Underground Railroad.” Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1819 or 1822, in Dorchester County, Maryland. “Her Birth date is unknown as paper records of slaves’ births were not kept at the time. Araminta Ross also known as Harriet Tubman changed her name to Harriet, after her mother and adopted her last name from her husband. She got married to John Tubman when she was about 24 years old. John was a free black man.
Mary was born August 5, 1861 in Belleville,IL to Henry and Lavinia Richmond. She was raised by her grandmother and two aunts in Baltimore, MD after her parents died. She grew up around racial problems, suffrage, social, and political beliefs. Because she grew up around those things she started becoming a critical thinker and social activism. Richmond was home schooled because her grandmother and aunts were not familiar with the traditional education system until the age of eleven when she entered public school. She moved to New York with one of her aunts after she graduated from high school at the age of sixteen. Richmond returned to Baltimore and found a job as a bookkeeper. She then applied for an Assistant Treasurer position with the Baltimore
Mary Mcleod Bethune’s life began in the same circumstances as many colored people during The Era Of Reconstruction. Bethune’s family was no exception to the entrapment that the withholding of civil rights caused. Bethune’s early realization that literacy could be used as a tool to potentially break and end the vicious cycle of degradation that occurred vapidly in her time would result in the founding of an amazing learning institute and years of service towards the cause of civil rights, her message of working for one’s self and compassion is still as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago.
In conclusion, Alice Augusta Ball has achieved many remarkable accomplishments such as being a significant person in our history for developing the cure for leprosy and making it injectable. In her ongoing research Ball was able to aid thousands in their fight against leprosy. She had also been the first African-American and women to graduate with a master's degree in the sciences from the University of Hawaii and become the first woman to teach chemistry at the university. One can say that after learning about the accomplishments that Alice Augusta Ball made and the obstacles that she overcame, she made her own path to success no matter the fact of her being dead.
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.
Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American nurse in America, and an organizer among African American nurses. She was born on May 7, 1845 in Boston, and she was the oldest out of three children. When she was 18 years old, she made the decision to pursue a nursing career, working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. In the year 1878, at 33 years old, she was accepted in the hospital’s nursing school, the first professional nursing program in the country (pbs.org). Of the 42 students who started that year, Mahoney was one of four other students who graduated the next year. Training required 12 months in the medical, surgical, and maternity wards in the hospital, lectures and instruction by doctors, as well as four months of work as a private duty nurse
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, born on September 24, 1825, was a leading African American poet, author, teacher and political activist. Although she was born to “free” parents in Baltimore, Maryland, she still experienced her share of hardships. She lost her mother at the tender age of three, was raised by her aunt and uncle, and fully employed by thirteen. Though all odds seemed against her, she triumphed over her obstacles, publishing her first book of poetry at the of age twenty and her first novel at the age of sixty-seven. Outside of writing books, she was a civil rights leader and a public speaker in the Anti-Slavery Society. She became widely recognized for her speech, “Education and the Elevation of the Colored Race”, participated in the underground railroad (helping slaves escape to Canada), and fought African American’s and women’s rights. Harper is a cofounder/ vice president of the National Association of Colored Women is known as the, “Mother of African American Journalism” and. Decades after her passing (February 22,1911),
Throughout the course of human history, nothing we do has ever had as rapid and drastic an effect on history as war. Disasters would be near second place, and coincidentally Clara Barton affected both. Out of a multitude of achievements things, she was a nurse during the Civil War, did many things women of her day could not, and started the American Red Cross. Clara Barton was revolutionary for her influence on society and medicine in American history.
"We stand here today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world" Jane Addams was an incredible woman who helped make the changes in child labor laws and the rights of workers that occurred during the Progressive Era. She took action to get corporations to raise wages and improve workplace quality for poor Americans, even though she herself was rich. She fought to make America go through an evolution both mentally and physically by making people aware of the struggles of working immigrants and making sure changes happened to keep workers safe as they provided for their families.
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a educator and activist. Mary McLeod was Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina. She was the last of seventeen children, and fortunately was born in freedom. When a school for black children opened the McLeod family had to make a decision. They only had enough money to send one child and McLeod was chosen. While being a exceptional student, her teacher, Emma Jane Wilson, recommended her to Scotia Seminary in North Carolina, a learning institution for Black girls. The McLeod family again did not have enough money to fund McLeod, though a Quaker teacher, Mary Chrissman, supported McLeod for the next fifty years. McLeod graduated from Scotia in 1894 and went on to Dwight Moody’s Institute for Home and
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy is a riveting historical account of a Richmond-born aristocratic matriarch, Elizabeth Van Lew, who risked it all for her beloved country. Elizabeth R. Veron writes with the confidence of a true maestro, the fruits of a labor which undoubtedly included countless hours devoted to compiling the treasure trove of historical accuracy this novel rightfully boasts. Veron accounts with painstaking detail how Van Lew transformed then contemporary stereotypes of women into an Achilles Heel for the Confederacy through her crucial contributions as a Union spy. Southern Lady, Yankee Spy has a title which thoroughly resonates throughout the book, aptly surmising how Van Lew led a double life throughout the course of the war.
“Nobody, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man’s mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time (Laurence Sterne).” In The Crucible, playwright Arthur Miller wrote the character of Mary Warren to be coerced into two differing conflicts driven by her obligations and influences in acts two and three, just as Sterne’s quote describes. Throughout the play, the character of Mary Warren was pulled by the compelling influences and obligations put on her by John Proctor and Abigail Williams; this relates to the theme of power and what people do for it that was presented throughout the play.
Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony experienced a time with various social changes causing by the Industrial Revolution and the urbanization in the United States. From 1830 to 1850, a wave of revolutionary fervor throughout the European and the United States, giving rise to many liberals who wanted to create a new order.1 Growing up in a politically active family, Susan calculated advanced ideas and consciousness about the needs for women to be personally and economically independent. Susan B. Anthony is a pioneer reformer in the abolition of the slavery, the emancipation of women as well as their acquisition of the right to vote. She dedicated most of her life to strive for the equal right of women, in which she organized meetings and gave speeches
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Metaphors are an influential piece to the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a difficult expression. Metaphors provide the ability to view a specific content and relate to connect with involvement, a physical connection to view the context with clarity. As so used in Alice Walker’s literary piece, In Search Of Our Mothers’ Gardens. In Walker’s writing, her metaphoric message is expressed as a journey to understand elders cruel unjust past life, searching for a connection for her own