In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society. She has paved the way for any women in today’s society to reach their dreams. To become a lawyer if they wanted too.
Coming from a different culture but still embracing the Christian values that Loma Linda University emphasizes, I believe that my unique background and personal experiences distinguish my application from others. Growing up in Egypt, where the gap between social classes is significant, my parents always stressed the need to prioritize service into my life encouraging me to dedicate time in volunteering and helping others. As a result, my experience has grown from volunteering to serve as a camp leader for orphans in the summer to participating in international dental service trips. These involvements would allow me to use my skills in organizing missions trips at Loma Linda. Being a Coptic Orthodox Christian enables me to add diversity to the
Kewauna used perseverance, passion, and courage to succeed in college. Firstly, Kewauna used perseverance to graduate from college. For example, Paul Tough: author of How Children Succeed shares that Kewauna stayed after class to get extra help from her professor. As you can see, Kewauna persevered by getting the help she needed. Kewauna used passion to succeed in college. For instance, Tough states that Kewauna went without sleep for three night’s straight to prepare for finals. Therefore, her passion enabled her to be ready for finals. Thirdly, Kewauna used courage. To illustrate, Tough tells that Kewauna made the step to make friends to get help if the professor was not there. Hence, Kewauna got the help she needed by
During a time of racism and segregation Rebecca Lee Crumpler doubted many people by becoming one of the first African American woman physician. Her journey to become a physician was challenging as she was doubted, had no support from her peers but she was determined to prove people wrong. At a young age, Crumpler faced many doubters, as many black females either became slaves or housewives; she followed her aunt’s footsteps and began to study medicine. During her time in medical school she was faced with many challenges by her follow peers, racism and hypercritical attitudes from her peers made her determined to look pass their judgment and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, “the prejudice that prevented African Americans from pursuing careers in medicine to become the first African American woman in the United States to earn an M.D. degree" ("Changing the Face of Medicine | Rebecca Lee Crumpler."). She faced challenges head on and did not fail to prove people wrong, "It was a significant achievement at the time because she was in the first generation of women of color to break into medical school, fight racism and sexism" (Gray).
In the novel Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto, Mr. Moreno is best characterized as strong. One specific example of her toughness is when the narrator comments about how Mrs. Moreno had all the way from Mexico with nothing but a sack and three skirts. She did this so she could compose a better life for her family. The author clearly states, “... She had come with her family from mexico with nothing on her back but a sack with three skirts…,” (Soto 111). This quote obviously shows her mental toughness because if she wasn’t, she would’ve never been able to come all the way from Mexico without giving up. Without her mental toughness she never would’ve been capable of the things that she has done.
Sonia Sotomayor, was a daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants. She suffers from diabetes and was raised in a low income family with an alcoholic father in Bronx, New York. When Sotomayor was nine, her father passed away. Her Mother worked six days a week as a nurse. She attended a catholic school called Cardinal Spellman. Even though her mother was always working, she wanted her son and daughter to have a good education. Sonia Sotomayor developed a strength of character, knowledge and perseverance to be able to overcome discrimination based on her race, living situation, and the lack of education.
Maya Angelou, as a young, black woman with no excess of money, was part of perhaps the most challenged group of people and she was able to blossom and grow even within those conditions. Despite, or perhaps as a result of, her struggles, she was able to see the good in her life and in people and hold her own against the constant discrimination that could have crippled someone else and left them bitter. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou shares the various adversities she faced throughout her life and how she overcame each and every one. Through positive role models like her momma, the glamorous Mrs. Bertha Flowers who gave her “lessons in living” (Angelou 98), her beloved brother, and various others, as well as books which were her constant companion throughout life, she too was able to see past her own conditions and become a better person. Her experiences only served to thicken her skin and instill in her a sense of empathy, determination and an understanding of the world around her. After being told she could not have a certain job as a result of her race, she traveled , “from disappointment….to haughty indignation, and finally to that state of stubbornness where the mind is locked like the jaws of an enraged bulldog” (Angelou 265). She eventually got the job.
Essay #1: Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan.
The first act of bravery that stood out to me was when Melinda put her emotion's into art. In the beginning of the year Melinda did not want people to know what she was thinking or feeling and that showed in her artwork. She would try so hard but all her painting were boring and lifeless. Towards the end of the book she got more confident with her art and started painting with her feelings. "I look at my homely sketch... it isn't perfect and that makes it just right" (Anderson 198). After that, her teacher
Today, athletes are viewed as iconic models and mentors for the aspiring generation of athletes hoping to eventually be at the professional league at a moment in their careers. According to Brady, he has kept his team at the national spotlight for six years. Star-studded and Olympic Gold Medalist Mia Hamm has accomplished many achievements over the years as an athlete for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. Mia Hamm and Tom Brady have similarities and differences as types of athletes in our world today. I believe they can be compared and contrasted in three ways. We can discuss them for their dedication, commitment, and ability to handle criticism on and off the field.
Mallory Pugh is an exceptional role model because she is smart, a hard worker, and an amazing athlete. “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” This quote was said by Brian Tracey. I think that this quote is very important and that Mallory Pugh looked at her goals and her life in this way.
On November 30, 1984, a 13-year old girl named Candace Derksen went missing on her way home from her school. After a massive search for Candace which spanned almost two months, her frozen body was found on January 17, 1985, tied up in a storage shed. After over 20 years of the case remaining unsolved, police charged Mark Edward Grant, a career criminal and sex offender, with the murder of Candace Derksen on May 16, 2007. Police were able to make the arrest based on previously untested DNA evidence discovered at the shed where Candace was found, which they claimed pointed to Grant. (The Canadian Press)
I was not aware of all of Dr. Mary Harper’s accomplishments and great work that she did over her life time, but I do remember being in middle school and there were discussions about her as well as national acknowledgements. This documentary was extremely beneficial and interesting to me, just for the simple fact that she is an outstanding role model for the African American community.
Mindy Kaling has been characterized as the protagonist who constantly strives to achieve her dreams. Despite the obstacles she has faced, she persevered and accomplished what she set out to do. In her early life Mindy began to cultivate her love for comedy. This was hindered by societal pressures to act and look a certain way, however she decided to be true to herself and not change to fit the social standard. Overcoming this was only the beginning of her challenges because as she reached adulthood she was faced with a different set of difficulties. She faced job rejection, financial instability, loss of confidence, depression, and more. These issues were significant but she still did not give up on her dream. Despite a failed pilot and seemingly
she demonstrates her notions of acting normally, an individual, significantly more than she feels a person from a strong race, or "granddaughter to slaves". She say situations when she "feels colored", be that as it may her most vigorous experiences of being plenarily alive are the time when she swings down the road in Harlem. The tone of the paper is abundance about subsistence. The hopeful atmosphere gave by the engenderer depicts how much the engenderer revered life. She walks and verbalizes the life of some person who finds laughing and regalement in most everything that she does. Her inspirational state of mind about esse availed her with going through the terrible encounters with the assistance of her self-assurance which more likely