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. She has paved the way for any women in today’s society to reach their dreams. To become a lawyer if they wanted too.
Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her dad was James McCauley a carpenter and her mother Leona McCauley was a teacher. At the age of two after her parents separated Rosa moved to her grandparents farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother and her younger brother, Sylvester. When Rosa was eleven she was enrolled
Even though the war ended she did not stop flying, but went on to entering races. In May of 1953 she was the first woman to break the sound barrier. In 1971 she was cherished in the Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio. Later after she was told that she would not be able to fly again. Since she could no longer fly she decided to go back to her home in Indio, California. In 1976 her husband Floyd died and Cochran’s health was getting bad. On August 9, 1980 Jacqueline died at the age of 74.
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892 and later passed away in April of 1926; she was only 34 years old. Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman and had 12 brothers and sisters; she was one of 13 children. The family lived in constant struggle because they had to deal with the conflicts of racism and poverty. As a result, Coleman’s father left the family in search of better opportunities, thus forcing the mother to assume all responsibility for all 13 children. At 12 years old, Coleman attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Texas and graduated. After graduation she moved to Oklahoma to attend the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University, what is now Langston University. Unfortunately, her journey
Elizabeth E. Johnson Williams was born on May 9 ,1840 and lived in Cole County, Missouri.
The excerpt I chose to reflect on is called “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!” by Claudia Jones (1949). Jones express the concerns that women of color in her time suffer from the neglect and degradation they receive throughout their lives. During this time, the reason many African American women go through the struggles in their community originated from the notion that the “bourgeoisie is fearful of the militancy of the Negro woman” (108). In my opinion, they have every right to be afraid of African American women. As Jones stated nicely "once Negro women undertake action, the militancy of the whole Negro people, and thus of the anti-imperialist coalition, is greatly enhanced" (108). All Jones was trying to say is that if women were given the opportunity take action to change their current situation there will be no stopping them from
Mae C. Jemison was one most famous women in science. She is the first African-American to be a astronaut. She was chosen in the NASA training program in June 4, 1987. After more than one year of training, Mae C. Jemison she was chosen to earn the title of the science mission specialist. On September 12, 1992 with six other astronauts she flew into space. She became the first female astronaut to go into space Mae C. Jemison came to Earth on September 20, 1992 for eight days or 190 hours in space. Mae C. Jemison noted that societies should recognize how much women and people can contribute if given opportunities.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school. At the age of 20, she met and married Robert E. Joyner.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was the first African American to achieve national prominence, and the figure of such stature in the black community. His influence and ideas were inescapable, as he saw himself as a poet for an entire nation. Hughes role model, Walt Whitman helped to give him the ideas of the optimistic vision of America and how to achieve and accomplish some of the things he did in his life. Langston Hughes inspired many people and expressed the African American spirt and soul in his works.
Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman as the tenth of thirteen children. Bessie’s family moved to Waxahachie, near Dallas while she had still been a toddler. When she was seven years old her father, who had been three-fourths Indian, moved back to the Indian territory, leaving their mother with four daughters and one son while he had taken the rest of their children. Susan Coleman, Bessie’s mom supported her family by picking cotton and taking in laundry, and the children helped her with her work. Her mother could not read or write at that time, but she encouraged her children to learn as much as they possibly could, so they could achieve huge accomplishments in the future..When Bessie was eleven years old, two people, Orville and Wilbur Wright had made the first victorious airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. The flight had taken place on a narrowing strip of sand called Kill Devil Hill, a thousand miles from the Texas cabin where Bessie had lived. Yet in all the lives of both Bessie and wright brother are forever linked because they were all pioneers in the field of
Over the course of many years, African Americans have influenced communities in many ways. African Americans have been used as slaves and segregated. After overcoming these struggles, they later were granted freedoms and rights. Many African American individuals have overcome these hard times and worked hard to achieve their dreams. Misty Copeland, Patricia Bath, and Madam C.J. Walker are courageous African-American women who have overcome racial stereotypes because of their determination to pursue what they love; Misty Copeland’s determination led her to pursue dance, and Patricia Bath and Madam C.J. Walker were strong, African American entrepreneurs.
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood.
Perseverance. That’s the one trait you need to succeed. Why? Because it allows you to push forward despite adversity and setbacks, it is build upon the strength of your desires and creates a fire to succeed. I exemplify perseverance by not allowing my past to decipher my future goals. Growing up in Newark was a death sentence for most educationally. Surrounded by Ghettos everyone assumed the only way of life was to sell drugs and to work at Mc Donald’s. My mother did not allow that perception to define our life or our way of learning. She always wanted better for her, for us.
Reba Z. Whittle was born on August 19, 1919 in Rocksprings, Texas and died on January 26, 1981 in Sacramento, California. Reba Whittle severed in World War ll, In August 6, 1943 the Army Air Forces School of Air Evacuation accepted Reba to train as a flight nurse. On September 27, 1944, Reba left England on a mission to collect casualties from Advanced Landing Ground A-92 at St. Trond, Belgium. On September 27, 1944, Reba left England on a mission to collect casualties from Advanced Landing Ground A-92 at St. Trond, Belgium. On October 19, she was moved to another POW hospital, IX-C (b), at nearby Meiningen, where she worked with burns patients and at the rehabilitation center for amputees. On February 7, 1945, Reba received the Purple Heart for the injuries she received during the crash, and on the 17th was awarded the Air Medal, "For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights...in unarmed and unarmored aircraft."
Lorraine Hansberry, born May 19, 1930, made a very prominent contribution to society in her short lived life. She was born to a middle class family as the youngest of four children. Her father was a successful real estate broker who also founded one of the first Negro banks in Chicago (#1 247). In 1938, Lorraine’s father took a stand against the real estate covenants in Chicago due to the fact that they legally promoted housing discrimination. He chose to move his family into a predominantly white neighborhood to prove his point. The court case led to a lot of hostility from those around the Hansberrys. There was a violent attack on the family’s home by a mob who threw bricks into the house while shouting. Even with this reaction to the family