Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico. Huerta is an American labor leader, civil rights activists, and was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta’s father, Juan Fernandez, was a miner and a farm worker and later became the State Assemblyman of New Mexico. At an early age her parents divorced. Huerta lived most of her years with her mother, Alicia Chavez, and two brothers in Stockton, California. Huerta’s mother worked two jobs to provide for her family. Huerta would take music lessons and dance lessons. She was also a Girl Scout and won second place in a national essay contest. At school, Huerta encountered racism because of her background. She was accused numerous times of stealing other student’s work due to the teacher believing she was
(6) Another challenge she had to face was that Dania had no education. The author clearly states on page 6 “Dania looked forward to going to school each day and took pride in the gold stars her teacher gave her for completing hr homework on time.” Some more proof for that challenge on page (7) is “by 2013, it had become too dangerous for most kids, including
Introduction My Beloved World is a biography about a young girl who overcomes great adversities throughout her life and is now a sitting federal judge at the supreme court. Sonia Sotomayor had to work twice as hard for everything that she had, because she was convinced most of her life that she was not good enough. But her intellect, discipline, and determination are what makes her story so unique and relatable to most. In the book she talks a lot about her family, and how they play a big role on who she is as a judge. Therefore, this paper will be looking at the relevant contexts that makes her story so unique, it will also analyze her needs, wants, values, and her decision-making process, and lastly it will reflect on how those values have evolved as she grew older.
Honour comes in all shapes and sizes. People can be honourable and events can be honourable. Rosa Park is one of the honourable people as she stood up for the rights of African Americans more then once. Being honourable is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing, and tires to live up to high principles. Rosa Parks helped change the way we think and act towards the African American society.
Childhood On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School.
Betty White is one of the most influential actresses of television history. Born as Betty Marion White on January 17, 1922 in Illinois, her family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She began her career by reading commercials for the radio in 1939 when she was seventeen years old. Betty White then started acting in television shows and movies. Since then, she has won several awards and continues to act. Betty White’s autobiography, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t), reveals an actress 's life from her perspective. Betty White’s long life and long career have made it possible to provide inspiration to everyone in the acting world and in the real world.
She was then raised in El Paso, Texas. As a child, she began kindergarten where she spoke the only language she knew, which was Spanish. She soon discovered that her language only brought her trouble from her teachers and administrators. Being
On this date, President Clinton spoke at the Rose Garden at the White House to give a speech about Ruth Ginsburg and the qualities that made Clinton choose her for the role of the next justice. Clinton spoke very highly of both Ginsburg’s achievements and intelligence. He said even this, “If, as I believe, the measure of a person 's values can best be measured by examining the life the person lives, then Judge Ginsburg 's values are the very ones that represent the best in America. I am proud to nominate this path-breaking attorney, advocate, and judge to be the 107th Justice to the United States Supreme Court.” (Clinton, William, Remarks
Minerva was the first female law graduate; this shows her outstanding achievement as a heroine. She was an important educated woman who was not afraid to go against what Trujillo made everyone do. Minerva stated that, “[she’d] sooner jump out that window than be forced to do something against [her] honor” (Alvarez 111). She was a brave woman who inspired many. She was willing to
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated for the Supreme Court, gave a speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her work experience as a judge and her outlook on education. Sotomayor speaks about her experinces as a judge, along with the hard work she put into her education that earned her scholarships into two Ivy League schools. Sotomayor’s purpose is to seek the support from the Senate Judiciary Committee by giving an image to show she is eligible to be in the Supreme Court. Sotomayor supports her purpose with her background story about her education and her occupations as a judge. Sotomayor uses rhetorical appeals and a grateful tone to persuade the committee she is an applicable candidate to be in the Supreme Court.
The Governmental Legend of the South “What the people want is very simple they want an America as good its promised. “Barbara’s parents were Arlyne and Benjamin she had two older sisters, Bernie and Rose Mary. Barbara was born on February 21, 1936.Barabra was a critized by her parents by not speaking correct English. They urged her to become a music director or a teacher, because they said that was only good for a black women at the time. Her sister did become a music teacher.
Introduction. On the date of July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer after she was stopped for a traffic violation of failing to signal a lane change. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sandra Bland became “argumentative and uncooperative. It was not until the video of the arrest was released that we saw exactly what happened during the incident. Cannon Lambert, who played the role as the attorney for Bland’s family, reported to CNN that Sandra Bland was asked to put out her cigarette and when she refused she was asked to step out of the car. When Bland did not step out the car the trooper then opened her car door and asked once more; still not receiving the results he wanted he threatened to Bland informing her that he would “light her up” with his Taser. Video surveillance shows the trooper using his knee to pin a woman onto the ground and the woman screaming “I can’t feel my arm… You slammed my f------ head to the ground.” Autopsy reveals that Bland suffered from a “deep tissue bruising to her back” On July 13 Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell allegedly hanging herself with a plastic bag. Sandra Bland was only one of the many victims of police brutality. That leaves us with the question, do the laws today ensure a sense of morality amongst the
Connie Harrington was listening to a public radio program called Here & Now on Memorial Day when she happened to hear a story about a father remembering his son, killed in Afghanistan in 2006. He mentioned that he drove his son 's truck and he went on to describe the truck. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was 30 when he was killed in action in 2006. The sergeant was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for trying to rescue a badly wounded comrade in Afghanistan. His patrol had come under a fierce attack, and Jared ran out three times into a wall of bullets and grenades. On his last attempt to save the private, he was killed. "That 's something I have to live with every day. ... [He] never gave up on anything, no matter what it was," Paul says of his son. "Your child
What It Is And What It Was Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums.
Mary Jane Patterson Mary Jane Patterson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her parents brought and their family to Oberlin, Ohio to find an education for their children. In 1835, Oberlin College admitted its first black student and eventually became the country’s first coed institution of higher education. It was also the first college in the country to grant women undergraduate degrees. Mary Jane Patterson studied for a year in the college’s Prepatory Department and she was the first African-American women to earn a Bachelor’s degree.