Clara was told to nurse him back to health, which took two years. Caring for her brother made her realize that she wanted to become a nurse. Taking care of her brother caused her to be behind schooling. To make up for this she was sent to a private boarding school. From being homeschooled, Clara was very shy.
At 18 years old, her mother came to the United States and she took over the mother role of taking care of her siblings. At 19 years old, she started going out and drink socially. When she was 20 years old, she got pregnant and the body father left her. Her grandfather did not approve of her been pregnant without getting marriage
Born as Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in Saint Louis. Her mother had dreams of becoming a music-hall dancer, but gave them up to become a mother and washerwoman and her father abandoned them when she was an infant. Most of her time as a youth was spent in poverty. To help support her family, she started cleaning houses and babysitting at the age of eight often being mistreated. At the age of 13 she ran away from home, found work as a waitress at a club where she met her first husband Willie Wells, who she divorced only weeks later.
Clara Barton was such a great woman in our American history. Clara Barton’s life before the American Red Cross, demonstrates why she started such a great organization. Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts was a shy child during her early years. Her shyness affected her life in the later years. By the time she was eight years old, Clara had not made a single friend, so her parents decided to send her to a boarding school.
HARRIET TUBMAN Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1822. Tubman was born to slave parents, Harriet "Rit" Green and Ben Ross Tubman. Her name given at birth was Araminta "Minty" Ross. Tubman 's mother was assigned to "the big house" and had very little time for her family; unfortunately, as a child Tubman was responsible for taking care of her younger brother and baby, as was typical in large families. When she was five or six years old, Brodess hired her out as a nursemaid to a woman named "Miss Susan".
Apart from this very little known about Amy’s childhood, this partly has to do with the fact that she had many siblings and little documentation was kept at the time. After her schooling Amy married James Archer in 1897 and just a few months later had her daughter, Mary J. Archer in December 1897. Amy and James got their first caretaking jobs in 1901. They took care of John Seymour in Newington, Connecticut. Seymour was an elderly widower and he died in 1904.
Dorothea Lynde Dix Dorothea Dix once said, “In a world where there is so much to be done. I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.”- Dorothea Dix. She was a very inspiring person who never stopped doing the right thing. Today will touch on three main points, Dorothea’s childhood, her struggles in life that she overcame, and finally her accomplishments and why she was such a great, admirable person, so let's begin. Dorothea’s childhood was a very important part of her life, it somewhat shaped who she was overall as a person.
After Aimee Mullins had gone through what she did, she was still disabled but it wasn’t difficult for her to do what everyone else could do. This experience for her not only taught her hat she was very persistant and a hard worker, but also taught her that it didn’t matter whether or not she was disabled or not, she could do whatever she wanted to as long as you keep trying to achieve your
When she was six years old her mother passed away and Jacobs discovered the tragic truth; she was a slave. After he mothers death, “she was sent to live in the home of her mother’s mistress, Margaret Horniblow” (“Harriet Jacobs”). As stated by law, slaves are property, therefore distributed as so in the estate unless granted freedom by the owner. When Horniblow passed, Jacobs was sent to her niece, daughter of Dr. James Norcom (“Harriet Jacobs”). Soon after her move to the Norcom’s estate, Dr. Norcom began pursuing her.
Madam C.J. Walker Madam C.J. Walker was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Walker was orphaned at six, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty with a two-year-old daughter to care for.
They were later married according to indian customs. She-nin-jee was a man that Mary later learned to love. During Mary’s second summer at Wiishto, she gave birth to a baby girl. That baby was hers and She-nin-jee’s. Unfortunately, their baby girl only experienced two days.
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a educator and activist. Mary McLeod was Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina. She was the last of seventeen children, and fortunately was born in freedom. When a school for black children opened the McLeod family had to make a decision. They only had enough money to send one child and McLeod was chosen.
Mary was born August 5, 1861 in Belleville,IL to Henry and Lavinia Richmond. She was raised by her grandmother and two aunts in Baltimore, MD after her parents died. She grew up around racial problems, suffrage, social, and political beliefs. Because she grew up around those things she started becoming a critical thinker and social activism. Richmond was home schooled because her grandmother and aunts were not familiar with the traditional education system until the age of eleven when she entered public school.
Abigail assumed an active role as an informal advisor. Abigail Adams was the first women to be the wife of one president (John Adams), and the mother of another, (John Quincy Adams). abigail adams gre very unhealty over the years. Over the summer, Congress convened and the Adams family set back for their farm. When they finally reached Quincy, Abigal has grown ill with a fever, diharrea and diabetes.