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.
Reba Z. Whittle was born on August 19, 1919 in Rocksprings, Texas and died on January 26, 1981 in Sacramento, California. Reba Whittle severed in World War ll, In August 6, 1943 the Army Air Forces School of Air Evacuation accepted Reba to train as a flight nurse. On September 27, 1944, Reba left England on a mission to collect casualties from Advanced Landing Ground A-92 at St. Trond, Belgium. On September 27, 1944, Reba left England on a mission to collect casualties from Advanced Landing Ground A-92 at St. Trond, Belgium.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is most known for her many Olympic and other accomplishements. Knowing what she has done no one would doubt it (biography.com). The 1984 Olympics was where her first Olympic victory took place(Joyner, 7). “She earned a silver medal in the heptathlon missing the gold medal by only .06 seconds. Her brother Al also had a victory, being the first American in 80 years to win the Olympic triple jump.
Her success helped to shift cultural attitudes towards women's physical capabilities and athleticism. She demonstrated that female athletes could perform amazing feats of power and endurance on par with male athletes. The effect of Ederle's legacy as a pioneering athlete and supporter of women's sports on American society and the athletic community worldwide is still being felt today. Her achievement contributed to opening up opportunities for upcoming generations of female athletes to succeed and be recognized.
Barriers throughout someone’s lifetime could shatter them, or help them to build and become a better person. Either way, it is a decision one makes on their own. Some people’s hardships are worse than others, but that does not mean it was not tough for them to handle. Conflicts could even help shape the person going through a tough time. Simone Biles was determined to become stronger from her challenges, mentally and physically.
Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
Rudolph impacted humans because she was the woman that did the unthinkable, becoming the fastest woman in the world. “Wilma’s celebrity brought unprecedented attention to women in the Olympics, especially to women’s track and field events. She inspires generations of women athletes especially minority women athletes who faced so much more barriers to achieving their dreams.” (Engel,2014). One athlete tells Wilma’s impact on her, “It was a great thrill for me to see.
By showing that she can do that she is setting examples that anyone can do anything they just have to put in the work and never give up not matter what. Like Katherine Johnson known as the woman who loved to count, she also had many other wonderful things in her life like being a wife ,mother, and a right to freedom in history. Her life has inspired many young women around the world to stand for what they want in life and don't hold back and also respect people and make sure they respect
She took home two more gold medals in the 1994 Lillehammer Games. "That year she was also named A.P. Female Athlete of the Year, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year" (Gettings). Bonnie had great success, however she wanted to give back and help people around the
Jennie Finch was an amazing softball player. From starting at the very young age of five, all the way to winning a gold medal in the Olympics; her softball career was quite successful start to finish. Finch has also created programs for young girls post Olympics and still continues to today. Finches softball career started at a very young age, it began soon after her fifth birthday when her parents signed her up for a T-Ball team. Throughout the years, she developed a strong love and passion for the sport.
“In 1958, baseball player, Jackie Jensen peaked as a major-leaguer, winning the American League MVP. His success convinced Jensen to skip his senior year and accept a $40,000 bonus to play for the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League. ‘Who knows how long he might have gone,’ George I. Martin said, ‘but what matters is how far he went and that he found a life beyond baseball.” (Ebsco). Also, in 1954, 16 year old, Marilyn Bell, swam across Lake Ontario.