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
Margret Feury, most called her Peggy, was born in 1924 on the day of July 30. She was born in Jersey City in New Jersey. Her mother was Irish, but she was born in the United States with her sister. She went to Barnard University in New York City. Margret Fuery had a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes your sleep control to be abnormal. This disease caused her to have daytime sleepiness. When these sudden narcoleptic episodes would happen this is a sleep attack. This can happen during everyday activities such as acting in the case of Mrs.Fuery. This made created a huge derailing of her career. When these attacks happened, she was in danger of hurting herself and others. She may have been diagnosed around the age of 25. That is around the age that people discover that they have narcolepsy. That is also the prime years for an actor. At that time, she was still working on Broadway as an actor. This sudden change in life style was probably one of the reasons why she left the acting business and moved to being an acting teacher. She had been in the acting world for so long that she was able to teach the next
Lucille Ball was a comedian, film executive, and actress from the United States, best-known for her roles in I Love Lucy with her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz. The birth of her son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., was emulated in their TV show with the birth of Ricky Ricardo, Jr., the same day the episode aired. She was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards and won four.
Imagine if you had one of your limbs removed right when you were going to have your dream career. This is what Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton had to go through. Even though Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton handled their adversity in different ways, it is important to see that they also took things the same way but both were determined to pursue their goals in life.
When you think of September you think of back to school. Right? We all remember the smell of a new box of crayons. Well in the 1900s that was not the case for many children in America. Labor laws were not fair, but there was one American woman in that era that said enough is enough. She fought hard on improving working conditions for many American Her name was Florence Kelley.
What is your opinion on Mary Surratt’s terrible, unneeded hanging? Mary Surratt was an innocent woman who was accused of helping John Wilkes Booth with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She got hanged for it, but the person who actually did do something to help John Wilkes, Dr Mudd, didn’t get hanged, he got life in prison. The truth is, Mary Surratt should not have been hanged for her “crimes.” She was innocent because she didn’t do anything
Mary Dyer was born in England in 1611. She married William Dyer and went to Massachusetts in 1635. She was a good friend with Anne Hutchinson and shared the same views; they were Quakers. She was the mother of 8 children, two died shortly after birth. Mary had a stillborn daughter that was deformed and they buried in secret, because it was believer that either if a women preached or listen to a woman preacher their child would be deformed or that the deformed child was consequences of the parents sins. The Massachusetts banished the Dyer’s and Hutchinson’s because they stated that they were Quakers, and the colony could do it because of their beliefs. So they went to Rhode Island and co-founded the town of Newport. There now was an act in Massachusetts the anti-Quaker that gave the townspeople the right to banish any Quaker or hang them. Mary Dyer resisted this and came back to Massachusetts, they gave her the choice to be banished but
An outstanding woman once said, “ Live day by day and enjoy your family.” That outstanding woman was Mary Hays. And that’s what she did. Living day by day states her early life, her reasons for being in battles, her role in the battles, and her life after battle. This will show Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley was an outstanding person
Mary Edwards Walker accomplished a variety of amusing and intelligent things during her lifetime. She first enrolled in the Syracuse College of Medicine. Although her father was the one encouraging these medical desires, Mary thrived in this specific school system. In the year of 1855 Mary graduated with a Doctorate degree in medicine. Her enthusiasm continued, along with the development of the rest of her life. Mary not only had grown as an intellectual, but so had her independent stance in the world. Soon after she had graduated from medical school, she married the man in whom she loved and opened her own private practice. Mary still aspired to have a larger role among the community. After offering her business to the government, she applied for a role in the U.S. Army, however, she was denied and instead offered the
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
Is an American actress dancer, choreographer will all major dances like classical Ballet, Modern, African, Hip Hop and Jazz. Now she is currently teaching young dancers. At age 12 Debbie Allen audition at ballet school when she returned to her birth home in Texas. Auditioning for the school got denied just because of her skin color. When she got a second chance to perform a Russian instructor saw her talent of how a good dancer she is by a that the Russian instructor let her be is his academy . With all the situation that have been going on during her dancing career many people have put her color of her skin and body type get in her way but that has not stop her following her dreams. One of her famous quotes that did not her stop to follow her dream would be is “ I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say this is where I want to be...I want this look.”
Stephanie Allmon of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in one of her articles, “The perky pixie-size gymnast with the wide-tooth smile famously became the first female to grace the cover of a Wheaties cereal box; She remains one of the most popular athletes of all time.”(news.msn.com) Mary Lou Retton is known for many achievements in her gymnastics career including her “Perfect 10” vault, youngest inductee in The Hall of Fame, and many medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her life-changing career started when she was only 4 years old. Retton’s many accomplishments like her “Perfect 10” had a big impact on society.(biography.com)
Henry Louis Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York. His parents were Christina and Henrich Gehrig; they were German immigrants. Lou had one wife, named Elenor. Gehrig had died June 2, 1941 in Riverdale, New York City, New York. Lou Gehrig is a hero from the past for almost overcoming ALS and his mark on baseball.