For my character analysis I chose Maya Angelou. I chose Maya Angelou because reading this book has made some of us realize that we are equal humans and should be all treated the same and that itś ok to speak up. Maya Angelou is a famous African-American women figures. She is an inspiring poet, Maya is also known for her other roles she has done in her lifetime. She was inspired to be involved in the civil rights movement.
Morrison was one of four children, who grew up in rural Ohio. She was born with the name of Chloe Ardelia Wofford; but after many mispronunciations in college and after she tied the knot she changed it to Toni Morrison. As a child and throughout her adult years she was known to be outspoken; her mother seemed to be of a similar nature. While the family was on food stamps, Mrs. Wofford was displeased to find bugs in her cornmeal; she later wrote to Franklin D Roosevelt. Surprisingly she received a remorseful letter back.
Many of the popular novels and stories of today would not be possible if it were not for authors such as Ursula K. Le Guin, whose original name is Ursula Kroeber, which during her time period, created a high standard for authors to come. She was one of the most well known authors that wrote several novels that instantly became popular. Many of her stories that were intended for children drew in many adults as a result of her writing style. She was an amazing writer which did not come from nowhere. Her father was a distinguished anthropologist named A.L Kroeber and her mother, Theodora Kroeber, also a writer, influenced many of the novels and stories that she wrote.
Beyonce is a very popular Artist who has really made herself stand out by her talented voice. She has gone through a lot of transformations in the music that she presents to the public. With Her album, “Lemonade,” was a huge hit which was critisizing and comparing her experience as a black women since she was a teen to the emotional stages she went through in her life as how she kind of brings fourth the feelings of emptiness and rejection she has felt. In her albums you can tell that she has always made music for a reason and cause, but not just for entertainment. When she was a teenager she joined her first group which was called the “Distiney’s Child which went throgh a lot of ups and down until it actually came in notice by a lot
Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist. Selena was born on April 16, 1971, in a small town called Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born to Mexican-American parents, Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla.
Resistance to oppression is a fluid theme throughout these two works of literature, Angelou in Still I rise, An ode to the power that brews in us all to overcome our most difficult circumstances, and is truly an inspiration to all homestayers in the sixties no matter Their race. “She speaks not only for herself but also for her gender and race. This extension of self occurs in Angelou's autobiographies and protest poetry” (Hagen 118). Her status as being a powerful black woman in the house, portrays her self confidence to override anything that puts her down as she will always exceed to rise up. While on the other hand Susan Rawlings in To Room Nineteen saw suicide as her only outlet to her lack of freedom in her marriage.
Helen has also accomplished so many great things throughout her life. Helen Keller was famous by overcoming struggles and accomplishing many things such as learning how to read and write which are reasons why she has inspired various historical figures. Helen Keller was famous at a very young age. She was deaf and blind before the age of two. When she was seven, Helen was known for learning how to read and write, even with these disabilities.
Toni Morrison her original name is Chloe Anony Offoed. Morrison was born in February 18\1931 in Lohio, Us, American writer. Morrison was famous for her examination of black female experience. For Morrison all good art has been political and the black artist has very important responsibility to the black community. Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people.
Black women have been apart of social movements for over a hundred years. Black feminist have made efforts to work with organizations as well as create organizations to improve the life and liberty, and pursuit of happiness for African American women in America. Black feminist participated in these movements in hopes of helping with nationalism, racial and ethnic struggles, also to broaden humanistic and nurturing problems, finally to protect women’s rights and sexuality. One of the most influential black feminist women’s movements was The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).
Biography: Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty, on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri, was an Author, Activist, and Businesswoman who resided in New Orleans Louisiana before to her death where she moved back to St. Louis before her death. Kate Chopin is a very famous author in literature because of her forward-thinking opinions and her refusal to give into the social norms of the woman of her era and to prove her self to be just as capable as men. Kate Chopin views and actions left many to consider her as one of the first feminist authors of the 20th century and the original leaders of the feminist movement and the leader and founder of modern day feminism. Kate Chopin was and is often credited for introducing the modern feminist
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society.
Top 5 African Americans who deserve more Respect Than Lil Wayne or Drake Lil Wayne and Drake are two rappers that are very popular. However, they do have their naysayers, and rightfully so I might add. There are so many other African American people who deserve way more respect than Drake and Lil Wayne. NUMBER 1 Madame CJ Walker is the woman responsible for creating hair lotion for black women. Way back in the 1800 's, she was born into slavery and became an entrepreneur.
Coincidentally, Susan Paul, Paul’s daughter, was a highly recognized female reformer in Boston and was a life member of the Massachusetts Anti Slavery Society. The pattern of family involvement over generations was widespread, not only among black leaders but more generally among black Bostonians. If one member was involved in civil rights, anti slavery, or general social reform, other family members were likely to take part as