Ray was born in New York City on January 13, 1850 to Charlotte and Reverend Charles Bennett Ray. She was one of seven kids, growing up with two sisters and four brothers. Charlotte was the youngest of three girls. Her first years were spent in New York City but soon after in the 1860s Ray and her family moved to Washington, D.C. where she started school at the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. This was the only school in the area that allowed African American girls.
Evelyn had a very interesting early life, in this section you will learn about her curious upbringing. Evelyn is the only child of Alexandra and Donald McLean, she was born in Beamsville, Ontario on the 13th of October in 1920. A year after her birth her family moved to Hamilton, Ontario where she later attended a private Catholic school for girls. Throughout Evelyn 's life her parents never saw eye-to-eye. Alexandra had a wicked temper, and Donald was an abusive alcoholic who constantly stole money from the Hamilton Street Railway revenues.
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal.
“Maria Padian was born in New York, but when she was five years old she moved to “the country” which was New Jersey in 1960. She grew up on an acre of land and was allowed to roam with her brother.” ( Padian) Both of her parents immigrated to the U.S. “Her father was Irish and her mother Spanish. She didn’t even learn English until she was five years old. Maria Padian says that her mother was like J.Lo, beautiful, a great dancer, and a lot of fun. Maria’s mother would not buy her any toy she wanted but would buy her any book she wanted.” (Padian) This led to Maria’s big imagination.
INTRO: Janis Joplin is not what most people would consider your average woman, or your average rock star. The fact that she was able to be both of these, and extremely successful, is astonishing today, nevermind in the 1960s. Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943. She was tormented at school because of her weight and acne. She moved and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, but in 1963, she dropped out to pursue a career in singing folk and blues songs.
Alice lived in a house in a suburban area, new railroads were being built just a mile away. She became a doctor’s assistance to a family friend and ended up marrying a doctor. At the age of 21 she had three children. Her Gender impacted her life because she wanted to be a doctor like her husband and go to a medical school, but could not because
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.
The first black woman to receive a degree in psychology despite her circumstances. Inez Beverly Prosser was born to Samuel and Veola Beverly on December 30th, Although her exact birth year is unknown some records indicated the year 1895. Prosser was born in Yoakum, Texas and was the second oldest of eleven children (Benjamin, 2008), her family was known to move around along the gulf coast in search of a better life and more educational opportunities. As u can imagine, growing up through the 19th century with racism and sexism there were very few educational opportunities for colored women and people. In spite of the odds placed against Prosser, she and all of her siblings graduated from high school, five of which also
Susan Brownell Anthony was a American social reformer and a woman 's rights activist. Anthony grew up on a politically active family when they worked on the abolitionist movement to end slavery. With Elizabeth Cady Stanton they created the National woman Suffrage Association in 1869. When Anthony died women still wasn’t able to vote 14 years after her death in1920 the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony 's picture one dollar coins in 1979 that made her the first women to be honored.
On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married. They had six children together and was married for ten years full of happiness. Only two of his girls lived to become an adult. Jefferson believed in a Creator and he sought to organize his thoughts on religion. He wrote The Jefferson Bible, which he edited the gospels and removed the miracles of Jesus, leaving only what he deemed the correct moral philosophy of Jesus.
T.D. Jakes is Expecting...Another Grandchild Sarah Jakes Roberts is expecting a child with her husband Toure Roberts. The two are excited, as are the grandparents. Things have been looking up for the young Roberts who not long ago found herself in quite different circumstances. "If you had told me the girl who got pregnant at thirteen and felt like the black sheep child of America 's favorite preacher would now be a twenty-five-year-old single mom, divorcée, author, motivational speaker, TV personality, ministry director, and senior editor, I never would have believed you," Sarah Jakes wrote in her memoir "Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a famous American writer, feminist, and sociologist. She was born on July 03, 1860; in a small town in Connecticut called Hartford. Her name wasn’t originally Charlotte Perkins Gilman, instead her maiden name was Charlotte Anna Perkins. She was the only and youngest daughter of parents, Mary and Frederic Beecher Perkins; she had only one older brother, Thomas Adie, who was one year older than her. Charlotte had a difficult life.
Ms. Hemings was a beautiful sixteen-year-old enslaved girl (Gordon-Reed, 102) who was more than just a slave on the Monticello plantation. She was introduced to Thomas Jefferson when her biological father and master, John Wayles, made an executive decision to give her family away as a wedding gift to Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles (Gordon-Reed, 98). In classrooms today, discussions never lead towards the knowledge of slaves being