Until the Civil war, she never stopped working for the American Anti-Slavery Society. But then she was more focused on pursuing women's rights. She started claiming the rights of both sexes and she established with her friend Stanton the American Equal Rights Association. In 1863 both Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the Women's Loyal National League to demand some constitution amendments in the United States. It was the first American Women’s organization for anti-slavery movement as it was the only political tool for women at that time.
Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “In our society, the women who break down barriers are the ones that ignore limits.” Rebecca J. Cole was an ideal embodiment of this quote because of the obstacles she had to overcome to become the second African American female physician in the United States. Rebecca J. Cole was influenced and shaped by her determination to break racial and gender barrier during a time notorious for the concept of separate but equal in the case of minorities. Rebecca J. Cole was born on March 16, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the second of five children. She is of African and European ancestry. Cole attended the prestigious Institute for Colored Youth, a rigorous school with the curriculum of Latin, mathematics, and Greek, where she excelled.
Paragraph 1; Introduction “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” said Harriet Tubman. She lived by this. When she was twenty nine Tubman ran away from slavery on her own and she freed approximately 300 other slaves. Also, she led an armed expedition during the Civil War and she was the first woman who did that. Harriet Tubman should be honored with the ACI Life Time Achievement Award because of the bravery she has shown in her journey to freedom, her inspiring ideals, and her fight to free and save others.
All her life Rosa Parks fought for black rights and she won. Ruby Bridges was a very brave girl who fought against all of the segregation. Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1958 in Tylertown, Mississippi(“Civil rights pioneer: ‘You almost feel like you’re back in the ‘60s.,’” 2014). When it was time for her to school Ruby Bridges did one of the biggest
Angelina was one of the most influential women before the 20th century. She helped many blacks fight for freedom during a time where no one would do the same.“In the early part of the nineteenth century, women rebelled on all fronts- mill girls going on strike, black women
She used her “My Day” column to educate on matters of racial equality and gave lecture tours on race relations. Supporting Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, she raised money for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Ultimately, her work helped shift African-American support from the Republican party to the Democratic Party. Brown v. Board of Education, a huge win for racial and educational equality, excited Eleanor, but she knew change would take time. On November 7th, 1962 Eleanor Roosevelt died from aplastic anemia, tuberculosis and heart failure.
Flags flew at half mast, and by then everyone had heard Coretta Scott King’s “voice”. Her story inspiring, yet her fight for all people and peace even more impressive. Scott King’s efforts in not just the Civil Rights movement, but for all, in general, has impacted so people and their lives. As an article in the New Lady stated, “Women have been the backbone of the whole Civil Rights movement...Women have been the ones who have made it possible for the movement to be a mass movement.” Scott King carried the Civil Rights movement on her shoulders and used her voice to help, guide, comfort, and inspire others during this trying time. Coretta Scott King has made herself known as a prominent activist and her legacy should be remembered and continued for generations and generations to
The Voting Rights Act phorbid both literacy tests and poll taxes, and made sure the Justice Department would take over voting in any cities that had trouble adapting to the new law (Trodd). The Voting Rights Act not only gave African Americans the new freedom of voting, it also help them get more benifits beyond polotics. Similar to what happened when women gained the right to vote, now that African Americans could vote, polticians started tending to African Americans every need to get their vote and win the election. African Americans also stated being elected into office, who would also help African Americans in their fight to
In Civil Rights movement African Americans impacted the nation, while marching for freedom caused violence, although Jim crow laws running rapid. There were many great African Americans who impacted Civil Rights movement and changed history. For example, Matin Luther King who was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman for African Americans in the movement. Rosa Parks was another activist in the movement who refused to surrender her seat to a white male passenger which triggered a wave of protest. They refer to her as "first lady of Civil Rights".
This came in between the women’s rights movement. Due to many issues of voting rights being discussed people had thought that this was the chance to push lawmakers for voting equality but instead, the opposite happened and the lawmakers refused to support the 15th Amendment, which guarantees black men the right to vote (“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage”). One of the reasons the lawmakers had refused to support the 15th Amendment was because they believed white women’s votes could be used to balance the votes casted by African Americans (“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage”). Alongside with the issue of the 15th Amendment, violent protests had begun which continued to setback the movement. Many years later in 1910, a protest in Parliament Square turned violent and even caused police to beat suffragettes.