Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Yvette clack is african American woman who was born in Brooklyn New York,however,she 's very happy of her Jamaican heritage. Clack Attended Oberlin College from1982 to 1986.Moreevee,In 1992 to 1993 she was a Executive assistant, New York state Workers’ and Compensation Board. Also,In the year of 1989 to 1991 clack was working as a child are specialist and State senator velmanette Minntgomery. Clack was a youth program director; business development director; member of the New York, N.Y., city council in the year of 2002 to 2007.As of today clack is a democratic member of the United States House of Representatives appear for New York’ 9th Congressional Destrict. B: There are multiple industries
Inez Beverly Prosser was born to Samuel and Veola Beverly on December 30th, Although her exact birth year is unknown some records indicated the year 1895. Prosser was born in Yoakum, Texas and was the second oldest of eleven children (Benjamin, 2008), her family was known to move around along the gulf coast in search of a better life and more educational opportunities. As u can imagine, growing up through the 19th century with racism and sexism there were very few educational opportunities for colored women and people. In spite of the odds placed against Prosser, she and all of her siblings graduated from high school, five of which also
I am writing this letter to express my interest in your illustrious organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I am currently a senior majoring in Criminal Justice, minoring in African American Studies with aspirations of becoming a Social Justice Attorney. Born in the inner city of New York and being raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, I am not your typical Southern Belle or City girl. I like to think of myself as being a fine mix of the two. At a young age my mother groomed me into what she believed a well-rounded lady should be.
Dorothy height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912. Height was a civil rights activist along with a women’s right activist. Over the span of her career height received more than 50 awards from varies local, state, and national organizations. Some her major awards that she received were; Presidential Citizens Medal in 1989, Spingarn Medal in 1993, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, Jefferson Awards for Public Service in 2001, Heinz Awards in 2001, and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. While height was fighting for social reforms for both genders she was mainly focused on reforms for African American women.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862—1931) THE AWFUL SLAUGHTER May 8, 1909 Born to slaves, Ida B. Wells—Barnett was educated at Rust University in Mississippi and at Fisk University at Tennessee, before going to a much lauded career in journalist. Over the course of her career, Wells—Barnett wrote for the Memphis Free Speech (of which she was part owner), the Chicago Conservative and the New York Age, making a name for herself through her one-woman journalistic crusade against lyching. The following speech was delivered at the NAACP’s first annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
I. Jim Crow laws from 1890s through 1960s - Civil Rights Movement of 1950s The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Her relationship with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X II. Maya was heavily involved in the African American Civil Rights Movement in New York. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination based on race, color, or religion, and her work with MLK resulted in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Underground Railroad 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.
Anthony, a rising leader in the woman's suffrage movement, made outstanding contributions for women to gain the right to vote. Susan was a leading force in merging the Woman's Right Society and the Anti-Slavery Society into one organization named American Equal Rights Association. Susan could hardly gain these achievements without her important partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who encouraged her to reside the meeting and collaborated with her on various movements for many years. The first meeting that could be regarded as the warm-up of the woman's suffrage movement was held in the home of Stanton, whose enthusiasm and leadership had a significant impact on Susan. Susan remained unmarried during her lifetime and devoted much of her time to the cause of woman’s rights.
She told everyone “The spirit calls me and I must go.” In 1844 she joined the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, founded by abolitionists. In the association there was more than 240 members at the time. Also in 1844 she purchased a house in the village of Florence for three hundred dollars. She spoke at her first National Woman's Rights Convention, in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Susan Brownell Anthony was a American social reformer and a woman 's rights activist. Anthony grew up on a politically active family when they worked on the abolitionist movement to end slavery. With Elizabeth Cady Stanton they created the National woman Suffrage Association in 1869. When Anthony died women still wasn’t able to vote 14 years after her death in1920 the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony 's picture one dollar coins in 1979 that made her the first women to be honored.
Eleanora Fagan, better known by her stage name Billie Holiday, was born on April 7, 1915 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a famous Jazz performer, recognized for fragile, raspy voice that was etched with emotion as she sang and her geniuse imporvisation skills. Billie became one of the first African American vocalists to work with a white orchestra (Artie Shaw and his band) and tour the Southern U.S, which at the time was segregated. Several of her songs including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “Embracable You” and “Easy Living¨ became jazz standards after several artist imitations and her rendition of “Strange Fruit” became one of her best selling records. Her performance popularized and brought attention to the contoversal song. Aroud the same time she released the song,
“A Worn Path” – A Godmother’s devotion. Born on April 13, 1909, in Jackson Mississippi, Eudora Welty was later known as one of the most important American writer and editors in the 20th century. In her short story “A Worn Path,” Welty fabricates an older, thoughtful lady named Phoenix Jackson. Welty describes Phoenix Jackson as having “a golden color” to her skin and her cheeks are “illuminated by a yellow burning under the dark”(p.38) Also, she is wearing a “red rag” on her head.