When I did the interview to Miss. Zuleth Lucero I learned that she wanted to go to law school but when she walked into her first law political science class she was discouraged because of her gender and race. Zuleth’s comment made me realize that many women in America are probably in the same situation as her. What I also learned found in this interview is that Miss. Lucero is well educated women whose dreams were shaped because she was discouraged when she realized that she was not going to be able to do well in Law school.
Ella baker and Scout go against what is expected of them and do what they believe is right thing to do. When you are black and want a job, their are not many jobs to choose from. “At that time, teaching was the only profession open to most educated southern black women. Baker 's mother wanted her to become a schoolteacher, but Ella had different goals. Her education had been quite rigid, and she commented in Fundi that she did not see schools as places where one was necessarily "free to express an opinion," something she was very anxious to do” ( “Ella Josephine Baker” ).
But thanks to the women’s suffrage movement courage and tenacity women gained their right and went on to fight for equal representation in other fields such as in the courtroom, marriage, and job market. A world without women’s rights would look like Margaret Atwood famous dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In the story, the government suspends the US Constitution and revokes all women’s rights, and establish a new regime largely based on the hierarchical model of the Old Testament inspired social and religious fanaticism. In this society women’s rights are strictly curtailed, the women are physically segregated by the color of clothing — blue, red, green, striped and white - to signify social class and assigned position ranked highest to
Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House). If women could vote in elections, people would start taking them seriously in politics.
Women's rights were a big reform in the 19th century. As is seen women were given few if any rights. Women gained their head of steam for this reform from their active role in abolition. Their roles in slavery reform strengthened their case for their own rights. This is because by stepping into social reforms women were bypassing the gender barrier set up by the Seneca Falls Convention.
In the article, The Trouble with Coeducation: Mann and Women at Antioch, 1853-1860, Mann is viewed as the creator of one of the first coeducational colleges in the United States that promoted educational reform in women’s education. Women, who sought a liberal education, gathered from all over the country to attend Antioch College, but eventually, some became disenchanted as they felt limited in the subjects they could choose. Consequently, the women held demonstrations, demanded the right to speak in public about their cause, and fought against discrimination and inequality. Antioch College closed in 2008, as it had been poorly managed and went into debt; this is what I had read. However, Robin mentioned that it was not the first time Antioch
The first reason why The Grimké sisters are heroes because, when the Sarah was younger, she broke the law of slavery, she didn 't believe that only white people should have rights, “Sarah, the older, did not tell anyone when she secretly taught slave children to read, something that violated state law” (Nadia T.). Which proves that she is a hero because of her kindness and righteousness. And Angelina had also chosen the path her sister took, “Angelina Grimke chose a different path: Like her older sister, Sarah, she left the South and devoted her life to racial and gender equality” (Nadia T.), believing the government should change for the good, which proved her to be a hero too because she chose a path that benefited other people
For instance, while she is the most well known for her defiance, she was not the first African American to do this. There were two other women that did this before her but were rejected because they lacked certain traits. Her upstanding character, quiet fortitude and bravery lent the struggle an ideal candidate who community leaders felt would gain widespread grassroot support. It is then arguable that her being Rosa Parks and possessing her traits was central to igniting the social movement change. Her act of defiance leading to widespread boycotts also inadvertently made her the face and voice of the change.
Rosa Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Growing up with segregation Rosa never thought that she would grow up to be a role model who helped stop segregation. Rosa knew that there was going to be a consequence of her action, but she Would never have guessed she would be the one to start a boycott against segregation. Rosa Parks along with many other people managed to stop segregation for African Americans and many other races. Segregation kept many colored people separated from whites, for example, white and colored kids could not go to the same schools, or even eat at the same place.
Mama wanted nothing but the best for her; she did everything in her power to get her to college because she wanted her to have a better life than she did. However, Dee used her education against Mama and Maggie in efforts to present her culture in a “better” way. Changing her name to Wangero because her birth name “Dee”, as she informed them “I couldn’t bear it any longer, being named after the people oppress me” (Walker 27). In contrast, Mama and Maggie never changed the way they dressed “African descent” or change their names to portray their true
Lucretia Mott was a women’s rights activist. She was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts on January 3, 1793. Lucretia was a daughter of Quaker parents and attended a Quaker boarding school at the age of 13 in New York. She grew up as a leading social reformer and became a teacher assistant at the boarding school. Women's rights became the most important thing in her life.
Historically, the Civil Rights Movement was a time during the 1950’s and 1960’s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights. Looking back on all the events, and vital figures it produced, this explanation is very unclear. In order to fully understand the Civil Rights Movement, you have to go back to its beginning. Most people believe that Rosa Parks began the whole civil rights movement. She did in fact move the Civil Rights Movement to groundbreaking heights but its origin began in 1954 with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka.
Rosa Parks is an African American civil rights activisit who became famous when she stood up for what she believed and broke the rules-by sitting down. On December 1,1955, Parks sat in a seat on a bus in Alabama, heading home after a long day of work. She was asked many times by the conductor to move seats but she refused every time the conductor asked. She was arrested later that day for disobeying the Alabama law.
Pauli Murray Creating a trail for racial and gender equality in a time where women, especially black women were seen as woefully inferior, Pauli Murray was an educator, poet, and a women’s right advocate. Anna Pauline Murray was a strong women who didn’t take no for an answer. She chose to be called Pauli Murray and was born on November 20, 1910. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and was very lonely as a girl (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_Murray#Women.27s_rights). She was treated with disrespect and hatred, because of her gender and race.