Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
As the movement was big around the Civil War and the movement to give blacks more rights began shortly after, the two movements were often grouped together. While most of the men didn’t approve of either, they were more willing to give black men the right to vote, even with all of the restrictions they added, then allow women the right to vote. Susan Bronwell Anthony, more commonly known as Susan B Anthony, was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was born to Daniel Anthony, a Quaker and former farmer, and Lucy Read, a Baptist. Anthony, her parents, her 2 brothers, and her 3 sisters lived on their cotton Mill (Sherr xviii and xix).
However, she was a contributor to the Civil Rights movement long before December 1, 1955 when she would not move from her seat. Her involvement in standing up for equal rights to begin in 1934. One of her first acts in acquiring equality for all is when she helped nine African American teenage boys who were accused pf raping two white women. She helped by raising money for their defense. Another event that caused Rosa Parks to become involved in the Civil Rights occurred when her brother was drafted into the army, yet he was not allowed to motivator in her joining the NAACP in December of 1943.
His fighting shows a lot of the political turmoil that was happening at the time and the views that African Americans have towards their progress. Much like Cornelia, Robert’s parents were a mix of African American and White. The differences is that Robert’s mother was white. Murray explains that “racial identification was ultimately a matter of appearance (66).” This showed that despite their white blood, Thomas and Robert were still treated as many other African Americans were treated. Sarah Ann often told her children to be careful of how they identified themselves because of the social implications of identity.
Chopin spent her childhood in a attic constantly reading new books as well as being told stories about her great-great-grandmother who was a very successful person. Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother.After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
In paragraph six chapter two of the novel it states “With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. ‘I volunteer!’ I gasp. ‘I volunteer as tribute!’.” Even after volunteering for the games she was still looking after her sister and how her sister can survive This is shown on Page thirty-six paragraph one ” My sister and my mother come first. I reach out to Prim and she climbs on my lap, her arms around my neck, head on my shoulder, just like she did when she was a toddler. My mother sits beside me and wraps her arms around us.
Maya Angelou was a strong African-American women who made an influential impact on the Civil Rights Movement, in bother her actions, and her literature. Her life experiences and courage helped others, and made her work influential. During Maya’s early life, she experienced many hardships that shaped her into the person many remember her as. Born on April 4, 1928, she only lived in St. Louis, MO for three years before her parents got divorced, and Maya, along with her mother and brother, moved in with her grandparents in Arkansas. At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess.
In the interview with Rafael Ocasio he asks who influences you and Cofer states that her grandmother influenced her because she would always go to her grandmother’s house and sit around her grandmother while her grandmother is telling her stories.Then in another interview with Marilyn Kallet she asks about her father and Cofer says that he wanted her to read books not cook if she didn’t want to learn how to and he wanted her to think that education is empowering. In another interview with Lorraine M. Lopez she asks what are your sources of your inspiration and Cofer responded her grandmother and her parents. In all of these interviews she shows that she truly cares about her family and that she hasn’t forgotten about where she comes from. Elements that I think define who she is as a person is that she doesn’t forget where she’s from, she doesn’t forget her family and her ethnicity. I feel that people admire her for the work shes done and the meanings behind the words and the work.
Family Fortunately, Ava had one family member who was there for her through out the novel, her sister Joyce. Joyce dealt with a lot of unfortunate events in her life she also managed to deal with her sister’s situation. Joyce supports not only her sister but also a host of young females to help them make better choices. Ava has a very strong family member on her side through out this period of her life. Individual Ava as a person grows through out the novel.
Morrison writes about the issues of post-Civil War and the issues Sethe and her family faces in the cruel times of slavery. She is not afraid to express and learn about her history as an African American woman, and the struggle that the characters face. Toni Morrison is an African American author, novelist, editor, and professor. Toni Morrison was born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. She was the second child out of four, and her parents were George and Ramah Wofford.