Today this community gathers in honor of a dear, young girl taken from her family far too early, under deplorable, heartbreaking circumstances. Everyone knew Connie as a strikingly beautiful, lighthearted, decisive girl. It is rare that a teen can have such capability for strong decision making so early. That is not to say that Connie always made the right decisions, as no teenager ever does, but her willingness to make decisions at all is remarkable. My own surplus of indecision led to several regrettable life moments, and so I hope that Connie had no regrets in her young life, which was cut short far too soon.
“Unbought and unbossed” is an interesting film that covers issues with African American women, and sexual politics that also offers a simple literary perspective of a black woman who puts herself in the middle of at the some of the most political and important issues like: black nationalism, feminism and african american women, etc. Chisholm herself writes in her book “unbought and unbothered”, “…My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes. And who benefits most? The lawyers. (Chapter 4)”. Shirley was very active in the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher, in their informal AIDS speeches at their respective National Conventions in 1992, provide personal accounts of the effect of AIDS and additionally plead with American citizens to take a stand and quit ignoring the issue at stake. Their tones vary from a sentimental and personal tone to an engaging political tone consistently in their speeches directed at American citizens.
Harriet Tubman was an American “abolitionist, “humanitarian” and an armed scout and also a spy for the United States Army during the American civil war. She was born in Dorchester County , Maryland . Her birthdate is unknown , No one actually knows when she was born . she was most likely born in between 1820 and 1825 . Harriet changed her name after her mother . Her actual name was Arminta Harriet Ross . She was born into a slavery family . Her parents were owned by different people , Her mother, Harriet Green was owned by Mary Pattison . Her father, Ben Ross was owned Anthony Thompson . At the age of 5 or
Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. A significant emotional event happened in her life when her grandmother decided to send her to boarding school in England. There the school’s headmistress, Mademoiselle Souvestre was her mentor. Eleanor Roosevelt is now beginning her quest to become a remarkable woman. Her first work was with poor children in the Rivington Street Settlement House on New York Lower East Side as a young woman.
The sound of people pleading to be let go, to be free, echoes across the nation. Some have more fight in them and others seem to have already lost hope, watching themselves and their own family be bound by chains. But, there are murmurs of new hope, a chance for freedom. This is the time that Sojourner Truth lived in, back when racism and sexism still had a strong hold in American society. However, like the others fighting for freedom, Truth kept her head up and battled it out no matter how bleak the times may have seemed.
Lady Diana Spencer, the princess of the people who never got chance to be their queen. The late first wife to the heir of the throne, a loving mother to her two sons, Prince William who will one day be king and Prince Harry. A Princess who was determined to challenge the protocols of the monarch. A woman who prioritised humanitarian events, a celebrity due to her fashion trends, the people’s princess. No one expected that her life would end in tragedy at the young age of thirty-six. Diana Frances Spencer came from an aristocrat family, at a young she was known as The Honourable Diana due to her royal ancestry. Diana Spencer was born on the 1st of July 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, fourth child to Frances Shan Kydd and John Spencer. This will set out to describe Princess Diana’s meteoric rise from a shy teenager to one of the most famous women in the world. It will also document her downfall which was manoeuvred by outside sources.
She was an English song writer and singer who impacted the music industry with her powerful and soulful vocals. It was said that she even created a new genre of music by fusing other genres of music such as soul, jazz, R&B and pop music. My celebrity diagnosis is on no other than the famous English singer, Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was born to her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on September 14th 1983. As a child, her parents exposed her to different types of music which sparked up her interest in music and helped her in improving her musical ability. At the age of twelve, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and brother in Southgate, England. It was at this age that she also attended the Sylvia Young Theater School. But
Most children at the age of three still struggle to talk, however Susan B. Anthony could already read and write. As she grew, she continued to read and gain education. She loved learning about equal rights mostly because women had very few rights during her time period. When she became an adult, she stood against segregation but she was mostly known for women's rights. Anthony was an activist for women's rights, she held conventions and attended meetings.
One of Eleanor Roosevelt’s heroic actions was that she proved to society that women can handle many responsibilities. Before her position as first lady, she was involved with
8-Steptima Poinsette Clark-Born on May 3rd,1898 in Charleston,South Carolina,Steptima is another african american woman who helped African american get the rights to vote. Her father had been born a slave. Both of her parent heavely encouraged her to get a good eduation. After attending public shool,she attended Avery Normal Institude,a private school for african americans. She tried to be a teacher,but since Charleston did not hire african americans to teach it`s public schools,so instead she became a teacher at South Carolina`s Johns Island in 1916. In 1919,she returned to Charleston to teach at Avery Institude. She joined the NAACP trying to get afriacan american teachers hierd in the city. After getting signatures in her favor,she helped
Bill Bryan was born on June 8, 1977. He is currently 38 years old. Bill grew up in a religious household. His family was very much into politics and history. He and his family were huge Reagan fans. This caused Bill to take interest in history. As he got older, he formed a liberal perspective. He also said that socially he is a Democrat but has Republic tendencies. Bill thought that the music back then was horrible. It was techno, Pop, and Backstreet Boys. He thought that it had no adversity, that it was only about the entertainment. He liked to listen to the 70s music and heavy metal like Guns and Roses, Poison, and Greenday. Growing up, him and his friends used to go on road tips to all different places. He also liked to play soccer. He
Wilma Rudolph inspired the world by creating courage. She has inspired different people all over the world. She used courage to get over more than
“124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom… 124 was loud… 124 was quiet” (Beloved 1-94-134)
The AIDS epidemic began in the 1980’s and the effects of it were seen all around the globe. Each country led their own unique approach to preventing and curing AIDS, and some strategies worked better than others. The Australian response to AIDS can be considered world leading due to their multifaceted approach against the disease. Australia was successful in educating all people while simultaneously researching ways to cure the disease. Australia made a concerted effort to fight the both the physical disease itself, as well as the social stigma associated with it.