Mary E. Lease, the child of Irish immigrants, is most commonly known for her role in the Populist Party and her most famous saying, “ farmers should raise less corn and raise more hell”. Yet most do not know in addition to being a key member of the populist party and helping solve farmers problems she also helped form labor unions and social changes for women.
Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her dad was James McCauley a carpenter and her mother Leona McCauley was a teacher. At the age of two after her parents separated Rosa moved to her grandparents farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother and her younger brother, Sylvester. When Rosa was eleven she was enrolled
Betty White is one of the most influential actresses of television history. Born as Betty Marion White on January 17, 1922 in Illinois, her family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She began her career by reading commercials for the radio in 1939 when she was seventeen years old. Betty White then started acting in television shows and movies. Since then, she has won several awards and continues to act. Betty White’s autobiography, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t), reveals an actress 's life from her perspective. Betty White’s long life and long career have made it possible to provide inspiration to everyone in the acting world and in the real world.
During the Progressive era women had to endure a lot of suffering due to poor living conditions, illness, earning wages no matter what age or race they were. Women activists decided it was time to start speaking out and protesting to receive more equality in society. Different groups of activists, made up of women, fought for women’s rights socially, economically, and politically. Some activists were better known for women’s sexuality. Jane Addams was one of the first women activists who fought for equal wages for women. From Jane Addams speech in 1908, “Possibly the first step towards restoration is publicity as to industrial affairs, for we are all able to see only those things to which we bring the informing mind." Jane Addams and Florence Kelly are two women who were for African American rights especially for voting.
Amy Archer-Gilligan was originally born Amy E. Duggan October 1868. Her parents James Duggan and Mary Kennedy had 10 children, Amy was the 8th. She grew up in Milton Connecticut and attended school at the Milton school. In 1890 she attended the New Britain Normal School. Apart from this very little known about Amy’s childhood, this partly has to do with the fact that she had many siblings and little documentation was kept at the time. After her schooling Amy married James Archer in 1897 and just a few months later had her daughter, Mary J. Archer in December 1897.
In the late 19th century, there were many influential women including Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others that were busy making their impact on society. This was the crucial time period for the reform and improvement of women’s rights. Along with this, it was also the time that Clara Barton pushed for the creation of the American Red Cross. Barton was one of the most influential, but often overlooked, woman of her time period because she pushed for the creation of one of the most relied on associations throughout the world.
And while she was a teacher she called for equal payment for both men and women. As men had "no more brains than women". She finally found out that women were the reason for that as they did not own any money. It was because at that time, husbands controlled everything that their wives had.
A Chauvin woman who was stabbed to death at a Grand Isle beach Sunday was a generous woman who loved photography and gardening, and did everything she could for her three kids despite being an amputee, her sister-in-law said.
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.
Florence Kelley was a famous Progressive-Era social reformer known for her protective legislation on working women and children. From a young age, she committed herself to social reform like at Hull House in Chicago and also as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. She later helped start National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) who policy was “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The famous case of Muller V. Oregon showed Florence’s conquest to establish labor laws against working long hours and bad working conditions. This case paved a way into new ideas and eventually created the labor unions we have today
From the National women's history museum website, “Sybil was Born on April 5th, 1761 in
The Founders Club is one of Florida’s pre-eminent country club and golf communities. The Founders Club offers over 700 meticulously landscaped acres with 262 homes featuring golf, lake, or preserve views. Residents of the Founders Club enjoy the peace and serenity offered by a private community, yet gain easy access to some of the most popular dining, shopping and entertainment throughout Sarasota.
She was influential in the women's suffrage movement. She was the first woman elected to Congress. She was the only Member of Congress to vote against the United State participation in both World War I and World War II. She is Jeannette Rankin and her life was one filled with social change and achievements of extraordinary proportion. Jeannette Rankin played a vital role in Montana’s history and women’s equality in America.
Mama June Shannon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is slamming TLC for the fact that they canceled her show, but they are keeping the Duggars around. Radar Online was able to talk to Mama June and get her opinion and it is obvious that she is still not happy with TLC for the way that they treated her. Tonight Mama June and Sugar Bear will be returning to television in the show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
What would you do if over night you went from a ordinary girl to a internet sensation?