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.
HARRIET TUBMAN Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1822. Tubman was born to slave parents, Harriet "Rit" Green and Ben Ross Tubman. Her name given at birth was Araminta "Minty" Ross. Tubman 's mother was assigned to "the big house" and had very little time for her family; unfortunately, as a child Tubman was responsible for taking care of her younger brother and baby, as was typical in large families. When she was five or six years old, Brodess hired her out as a nursemaid to a woman named "Miss Susan".
Bessie Smith, also known as the empress of the blues, was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920's. She was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Bessie smith was the daughter of Laura and William Smith, a Baptist minister, and was one of seven children. Her mother, father, and two brothers died before she was nine. To earn money, Bessie and her brother became street performers, with her dancing and singing and him playing the guitar.
We can attribute countless laws, products and foundations to her legacy. Margaret Sanger was an exceptionally influential figure for women 's reproductive rights in the 20th century. Margaret Sanger was born in 1879, the sixth of eleven surviving children, in Corning, New York. At age thirteen, Sanger 's mother died, weakened from eighteen childbirths. The tragedy served as an incentive; determined to save women in her mother’s position, Sanger enrolled in a medical program at Claverack College.
This devastating injury ended his basketball career. However, he stayed at SLU as a student. (L12) (L47) While attending St. Louis U., in 1950, he ran away with his second cousin, Connye Hanna, and married in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Connye was the granddaughter of Lizzie’s sister, Rachel (Lorne) Hall. Two weeks before they married, Connye, having gotten pregnant by another boy, gave birth to a baby girl name Cydne Rae.
Racism in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Imagine your mother, sister, wife, or cousin was diagnosed with cervical cancer and you believed the doctors were doing everything in their power to help her. Only later you discovered her cells were used for research without consent and she was not properly informed of the risks of her treatment due to her race. This story happened and is told by Rebecca Skloot in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot use of narrative and her writing style enhances the understanding of the story. Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital.
In 1999, Chana Kai Lee wrote a biography, “For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer,” to instill in her readers the life and torments African American’s had during the Civil Rights movement. Fannie Lou Hamer (born Townsend) was the last of twenty to two sharecroppers in Montgomery County, Mississippi, and after growing up working the fields in rural poverty, Fannie Lou married Perry Hamer in 1944. In 1962, she had a life-changing experience when she attempted to register to vote for the first time. Hamer, from then on, consumed herself in Civil Rights in every aspect even if she put herself in harm’s way. Fannie Lou Hamer’s first encounter with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was, in 1962, when they came to Ruleville,
In The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver creates a character Orleanna Price who was semi-voluntarily exiled to the Congo. She was exiled from a happy life due to her marriage to Nathan Price, she was exiled from both America and Americans when she moved to the Congo, and she was exiled from her family when her youngest daughter died. With each exile, Orleanna’s personality is enriched by the things she learns during that exile, and Orleanna finds herself alienated from the people and lifestyle she used to have before each exile. In the first exile, Orleanna’s personality is enriched from the general life lessons she learns with the experience of age. During that exile, she is alienated from everyone she meets if they meet, have met, or even
Inspired by a true story in 1991, Tupac Shakur, the famous American rapper, author, actor and poet, wrote and released a song named “Branda’s got a baby” which became his album’s top track within the next month or so and it became one of his greatest hits of all time. The song narrates the challenging life of a 12 year-old African-American girl who was born to poverty and became impregnated by her older cousin and after the unnamed boyfriend abandoned her. Moreover her poor family rejected helping her and she gave birth to the baby in misery and threw it into the trash bin, shortly after she regretted what she did after hearing her baby’s cries, she decided to begin a new life by seeking an employment, but ended up involving in child prostitution as her only path to survive which of course, sorrowfully led to her murder. This song raised too many eyebrows and captured people’s attention. It wasn’t just a song, apparently Tupac as he says in one of his famous quotes ” I’m a reflection of this community” wanted to deliver a massage across the American nation to awaken the leaders latent conscience and open their eyes to the reality.
She even got married and won a Grammy. Though, after a tragic murder ending her life, Selena will always be remembered as the first successful female Tejano singer. It all started when Selena sang the song “Blue Moon” in front of her father. Abraham, her father, instantly knew that she had talent. Taking ahold of this opportunity, he created a band consisting of Selena, Suzette (his other daughter), and A.B.