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. It was around this time that Josephine first took up dancing, honing her skills, both in clubs and in street performances, by 1919 she was touring the United States with the Jones Family Band and the Dixie Steppers performing comedic skits. By 1921 she married her second husband, Willie Baker whose name she obtained even after they divorced years later.
Rosemary Brown was a Canadian politician that was born in Kingston Jamaica on 17th June 1930. She was raised by her mother and grand-mother, since her father died when she was very young. She grew up in a middle class neighbourhood and she described her childhood being supportive and safe, in a house ruled by women. Rosemary Brown came to Canada on 10th August 1950 to get an education at McGill University in Montreal. She was shocked by the sexism and racism she experienced while she was trying to obtain housing or summer jobs or just trying to fit into her university life. Although Rosemary Brown faced many obstacles, she worked very hard and earned a Bachelor of Art degree from McGill in 1955. She worked to put an end to the racial barriers within Canadian society. As a determined feminist, Rosemary Brown worked hard to stimulate justice, equality for women and minorities and human rights.
Lucille Ball is an admirable woman for contributing to the world numerous times. Born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. Lucille Ball got her start as a singer, model and film star before becoming one of America's top comedic actresses. With the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, she became a hit. When she was 15 she convinced her mother to allow her to enroll in a New York City drama school. Despite how long it took she still never gave up and still kept working hard. She was also in 72 movies (aka that's a lot of movies). Enough with background information let's talk about what made her admirable.
Almost every author has a style or way of writing, and in most cases there is good reasoning behind it, and Shirley Jackson is no different. Out of all of Jackson’s work four of her short stories show some extreme similarities in her writing, and those four are “The Tooth”,” Island”,” Cauliflower in her hair”, and “The Lottery”. All of these stories start out ordinary, and end up taking a turn for the worst rather quickly, which can relate to life and how quickly life can change for the good or bad in the matter of seconds. The same can be said about how all of her characters in these stories seem to just be having a bit of bad luck, which makes the story turn for the worst. Jackson is very clever in how she does this, she never comes right
Cooking and decorating soothes the soul. For over 50 years Mary Jackson has been warming hearts with her mouthwatering cooking by turning ordinary foods into extraordinary dishes. Mary graduated from James Madison High School and was nominated for Most Beautiful Girl and served on the Journalism Club, English Club, Drama Club, Rifle Team, ROTC and studied Medical Technology at Texas Southern University.
Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. 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.
People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole.
Julia child- Cooking is like love it should be entered into without abandon. Julia Child was a french cuisine chef master. Her love for cooking didn 't start until she was 32 actually!
In the past, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Indeed this is true. With determination, the shy, fearful girl with a tough childhood chose her own path in life and got to where she was known today, as a heroic person who did extraordinary, positive deeds for humanity. A real hero is someone who shows courage, selflessness, willingness, as well as empathy to others by his or her actions. Proving to people that women can handle many difficult tasks, supporting human rights, along with turning the role of first lady into more than just greeting guests at the White House has definitely shown that Eleanor Roosevelt is truly an influential hero in U.S History.
Although some people might argue that Shirley Chisholm does not demonstrate leadership qualities, a closer examination proves that the former congresswoman was a strong leader because of her independence, perseverance,and willingness to take risks.
Officially, she is the second woman to hold the title of governor in the state of Texas. However, Dorothy Ann Willis Richards is regarded by many as the first woman who earn the election for Texas's top office of governor. Thanks to many years of volunteering in numerous gubernatorial campaigns, because she was the first woman to become Travis County commissioner twice, and since she was also the first woman to serve as state treasurer, the 45th Governor of Texas earned her title. For these reasons and many more, Ann Richardson, as she was better known, won the race 1990 gubernatorial race against Clayton Williams, fair and square. Unlike former governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, who is often disregarded as the stand in for impeached governor James "Pa" Ferguson, Mrs. Richardson dedicated many years of her life to the local and state government, prior to her race for governor (Brandeis University).
Her major accomplishment is coming from a major upper class Southern status to providing privileges to people of different status and race. This soon spread all over across the country and state to where most girls wanted to be in Girl Scouts.This had a great impact on American society because without her, the idea that girls cannot do as many physical activities as boys can wouldn’t be that strong in most people’s head. For instance in 2005, Juliette was memorialized in Washington, DC in the Extra Mile Points of Light Monument. This is the only national monument that pays tribute for individuals who, “causes others to help realize a better America.” Also, in 2012 Barrack Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young girl, she went to public schools, but for college she attended Brooklyn College and graduated in 1946 cum laude with a Bachelor in sociology. Not only was she giving her time to further her career, Shirley had an interests in helping children. In 1946-1953, she dedicated those years to being a nursery teacher and performed her duties in a daycare. From there, she received her Masters at Columbia University in early childhood education in 1956. Her prosperous need to care for children led her to become a consultant for New York City Division Day Care in 1959-1964. Chisholm wanted to further her career in the political spectrum and her biggest attempt
Known as the mother of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale was also a statistician and an acclaimed English social reformer. Her life, which spanned from 1820 to 1910, defied the Victorian social expectation of being a wife and mother. She illustrates this defiance in “Cassandra” as she argues that “Passion, intellect,” and “moral activity” were never satisfied under the “cold and oppressive conventional [Victorian] atmosphere” (Nightingale 1586). Written immediately prior to her involvement in the Crimean War in 1852, “Cassandra” viciously attacked the structure of the Victorian family. This bitter critique came from her own experiences as the daughter of an upper middle class Victorian family. She mirrored these personal frustrations in other women of the same class and predicament during 19th century Britain. As a result, “Cassandra” reflects two narratives—one of Nightingale’s own struggle and one of women at large during the 19th century.
Imagine being outside and hearing the birds sing, but when you open your eyes all you can see are blurry figures. That is what it was like for Anne Sullivan, yet she still managed to teach a blind, deaf, and mute girl how to communicate with the world and as a result she is remembered as a great teacher. Listen carefully as I tell you about Anne Sullivan.