Eleanor Roosevelt was very different from other women in her time. She was not beautiful and excited all the time like most young women. She was very serious and her mother made up for her lack of beauty by educating her. However, she became the First Lady when her husband Franklin Roosevelt became president. She was a strong and passionate woman who exceeded far beyond the expectations that society had for women.
Have you ever heard of Betty Marie Tallchief? Well if you haven't, I will be telling you about her in this essay. She was a very interesting person. She was a great ballerina who had very many great achievements, one which is getting named Woman of the Year. She was very true to herself throughout her life which helped her.
Francie Larrieu Smith, an iconic runner has achieved and accomplished many successes in her life. The iconic champion was born on 11/23/1952 in San Francisco bay areas and later graduation from the University of California in Los Angeles. Her willing-to-do, competitive, and challenge-accepting attitude greatly played a significant rule in her victories. When she first started running, her biggest ambition was to win the Olympics medal and then quit so that she could get married and have family and kids, but she didn’t think that she would get caught in running career for more than 30 years. She started working for achieving her maxim gradually since then.
Civil rights demonstrates that all people, no matter what race, religion, color or class, are equal and have equal rights. Although the civil rights time period is a subject that is not talked about much today, it was years ago when there was a lot of segregation and discrimination. There were many African Americans who made a difference in their fight for civil rights, but not many white people tried to make that same difference. Jane Addams was one of the few white people who made this effort; she had an even bigger impact on civil rights since she was female and wealthy, along with her skin color. Jane Addams got involved in promoting civil rights because she grew up around many sophisticated adults who also supported it.
Women have faced discrimination and stereotypes for thousands of years. What many people did not know though, is that it would take only one of them to transform not only the sports industry, but the outlook on women in everyday activities. Babe Zaharias Didrikson would not only become the greatest, and first, outstanding female athlete of the 1930’s, but would also be the leader of a movement in a time where being sexist was accepted, and where men dominated every aspect of life except for cleaning the house. Babe, being a physical power-house, dominated and participated in almost every sport imaginable to the mind. Through determination, strong will, and the persistence to overcome obstacles, Babe Zaharias Didrikson changed the world of sports forever by overcoming all common perceptions of women in her time and giving hope to all competitive souls of the sports world.
As I stood there in the huddle after practice breathing heavily with sweat dripping from my body I listened as Coach Hegsted gave one of his motivational talks. He was talking about how we have no reason to hold anything back or wait for someone else to get the job done. As I stood there, with coach’s voice in the back ground, I thought to myself he is right this is probably going to be the last time I pad up with this group of guys and play with them. It was this day that I had learned a very valuable life lesson that I had never thought of before. I had played football every single year that I possibly could starting with that NYFL league in elementary.
Amelia Earhart was an American hero. One of her most defining qualities is her fearlessness. She wasn’t afraid to do anything. She was the very first female pilot, and started a revolution for women. Amelia proved that women could do anything just as good as men when she flew across the Atlantic Ocean solo.
III. a. Maya Angelou was an avid writer, speaker, activist and teacher. As a result of the many hardships that she suffered while growing up as a poor black woman in the south she has used her own experiences as the subject matter of her written work. In doing this she effectively shows how she was able to overcome her personal obstacles. Her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) tells the story of her life and how she overcame and moved forward triumphantly in spite of her circumstances.
During the antebellum period of the United States, different policies and political agendas were laid out to create a country that aspired to be better than the one from which it claimed its independence. The discussion of education began then, in hopes to create a more nationalistic society and to instill individual thought so that tyranny would never be able to take control. Education for who though, is where things began to get a little blurry. Most education in this time period began as disorganized and personal. Studying abroad was becoming unpatriotic—why send your children to other countries, when they could stay in the States so that they could learn to love their own country.
“Behind every great man there’s a great women.” This quote by Meryll Frost was first used in 1946 during his acceptance speech for the most courageous athlete of 1945. He gave credit to his wife and noted that he would not have received the award without her help. To this quote could have also been used to describe Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams. She was a courageous woman who stood out to against in justice.
On April 28th of 1981, Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California. No one thought that the beautiful ray of sunshine named Jessica would grow up to be the wonderful person that she is, and no one thought that she would have the disabilities that she does. Jessica Alba was diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorder when she was very young; Lots of people say that she is perfect, and she is, but that is because she doesn't let her disabilities stop her from achieving her dreams. Jessica Alba is a famous Actress and model, with OCD, ADHD, and Anxiety disorder.