1. Who is Betsy DeVo? Betsy DeVo is a multi-billionaire born in 1958, and the secretary of education in the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree from Calvin College. Betsy is a politician, philanthropist, and an activist on educational matters. She started politics in her college years .Her passion for education was triggered by her mother, who was a teacher, and also through her experience as a parent.
During the Colorado Gold Rush, Clara Brown was a freed slave that made her laundry business and other little business a success. She was a black pioneer. Clara was one of the first African American woman in Denver that was a philanthropist and a community leader. She wanted to prove that building relationships could help empower the community. Some women proved that philanthropic activities did not always have to be tied to their husband’s money, even though that was normally how it was.
Crumpled was raised by her aunt in Pennsylvania who was her role model. Crumpler’s aunt provided care for the ill and helped many black people in need, during a time of slavery. Crumpler made her way to Massachusetts as she attended New England Female Medical College in Boston, as a student she was working as a nurse to help the local population. After graduation in 1864, Crumpler spent some time publishing a book of her called “A Book of Medicinal Discourses in Two Parts”. With her nurturing character, she was determined to be great and her actions prove that she was a hero of her time, after nearly 200 years since her death; she remains an influence to others to follow in her
With limited options for women professions, Dix decides to open an elementary school inside her grandmother’s house in 1821. The school was named "the Hope" and it served mainly the poor children of Boston whose parents could not afford an education. Unfortunately, the school came to a closing in 1826 due to Dorothea being repeatedly and sporadically ill. At this time, Dorothea wrote her first book, Conversations on Common Things. This book for children was quite popular and sold many copies. The book reflected Dix’s belief that women should be educated to the same level as men.
She had seen the Civil War Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built. She died on March 10, 1913 from pneumonia. After her death, Harriet Tubman was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn with Military Honors. In conclusion Harriet Tubman was one of the bravest women of the nineteenth century. She risked her life to helps other enslaved Africans that were in need of help, to achieve their freedom.
In here speech, she discussed the inequalities in nursing education and called for the New England Hospital to admit more African American students. Conference members responded to this by selecting Mahoney to be chaplain of the association she was also extended a lifetime membership (pbs.org). She was concerned with the equality of women and supported the right for women to vote. When the Nineteenth Amendment in the year 1920, she was one of the first women to register to vote in Boston when she was 76 years old. Mahoney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1923 and died in 1926 (pbs.org).
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. She married Franklin Roosevelt in 1905.
Smith , whom is Teacher’s assistant , William Smith . She didn’t realize till her wedding that she Levitt shortly after and married him and later had two children with him , then they later divorced because he was a alcoholic . She did three musicals while carrying her second child and then went into the hospital recovering from the caesarean birth . While in the hospital she was visited by Dorothy Fields and was asked to star as Annie Oakley in a musical Fields brother was writing , Merman accepted , but in late November Field’s brother died , Irving Berlin was hired to take his place and that’s where the show Annie Get Your Gun came from . Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 16 , 1946 and ran for approximately 1,147 in three years .
Introduction Florence Nightingale, who lived from years 1820 -1910, was one of the pioneering theorists in the nursing history. She was the first to provide a theory to improve and develop health and transform nursing from a domestic service to a permanent profession. Since a young age, she cared for the poor and ill people and considered nursing and serving humans as a Christian duty (Selanders, 2012). Her contribution in providing nursing care for British soldiers fighting the Crimean War and negotiating with the male worlds of both the military and medicine with her administrative skills was significant (Woodham-Smith, 1983). Nightingale founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London in 1860 and created the foundation theory for practice and education of the nursing world.
His father then moved to Mexico because of all the racism that was being directed towards the African Americans during that time. James was raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen years old .She would often tell him stories that would make him feel proud to be an African American. It was during this time that James started to feel close to his heritage and it made him feel like he was a part of something. Then he moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her new husband. It was in Illinois that Hughes started to write poetry.
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1921 in Massachusetts. She quickly realized her affinity for helping people when she began caring for her brother, David, after he was injured in an accident. Barton received most of her education by working as a bookkeeper and a clerk for her older brother. She started teaching at the age of fifteen, after taking the advice of a doctor who recommended she begin teaching to overcome her shyness, even though at that time it was more common for men to be teachers. She eventually opened up her own free public school in Bordentown, New Jersey in 1953, although she was later replaced by a man.
Catharine also helped establish other colleges in Burlington, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Furthermore, Catharine helped develop an organization, The Ladies Society for Promoting Education in the West, and the American Women’s Educational Association. The mission of the American Women’s Educational Association was to send teachers to the West to found and develop schools. Catharine spent her life successfully promoting and improving the opportunity for women to have access to higher education. She taught and lectured about education, economy, and women’s health until she passed away in 1878.
Her family sent her out to the US during the mass immigration, to earn enough income for her family not expecting a change in tradition. She reinforces her idea of her role in society and attached to the meaning of democratic society. Immigrating to America, Ruggles from “Ruggles of Red Gap”, like the women in Jewish society first experienced equality. Jewish women and Ruggle felt the significance of self worthiness after experiencing equal opportunity. Tradition eastern European
In 1977 she moved to Placentia, California but the next year she suffered a series of strokes that left her paralyzed and unable to speak (Corrie Ten Boom). She died on her 91st birthday which also invoked a new Jewish tradition. Corrie Ten Boom was a major help in WWII. She made it through so many challenges and help even more get back on their feet after the war
Rose was a hardworking, obedient, and caring person as she helped support her family when her father lost all his money in the journey of mining. She would make lace and she would help with the family gardened. She decided to take on the role model of St. Catherine of Siena and she knew that her calling was to help the Indians and to be able to evangelize them. She had a charitable quality and wanted that to one of her focuses on life. Her family encouraged Rose to get married, but she already vowed her life to God at the age of five.