She grew up in an exceptionally egalitarian Quaker community in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Exposed to the horrors of slavery as a young adult, Mott began to speak out on behalf of emancipation. She became widely acknowledged as a gifted public speaker. Horrified to learn that much of the success of her husband’s wholesale business rested on slave produced cotton products, Mott began to endorse and preach for a boycott of slave made goods. In 1833, she was the only woman to speak at the American Anti-Slavery Society’s meeting in Philadelphia.
“Lemonade” is Beyonce 's call for the liberation of Black women. By using her platform, she was thinking beyond herself when producing her album, she was connecting her pain to the millions of other Black women. In order to heal from the betrayal she faced from her husband, she had to cope with other issues that define what she is in society’s eyes as a Black woman. Throughout history, women had to fight to have a voice. There was a point in time where men were the only head of the households and women are just to accept whatever the man thought was right.
It was until that national suffrage became reality. Susan Anthony crusaded against slavery. Slavery was very active in the temperance movement and it helped launch and then sustain the struggle to the right to vote for women. After all the women got the right to vote. Nevertheless Anthony she managed to earn worldwide respect and admiration for her efforts and on behalf of achieving equal rights for women.
Sojourner Truth was a woman who had a tragic life as a slave. She was a women who had the guts to stand up for other women in the 18th century, which was quite rare. A women that fought for her slave family and friends to no longer suffer for the life they had. A women, in that time period it was historical to see a women have this much courage. Sojourner Truth, the black woman that did it all, she escaped from slavery, fought for those who were not free, and fought for woman who deserved to have a say.
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.
African American suffragists resisted against their opposition by never backing down. Speaking out about issues of rape and lynching showed a form of resistance from African American leaders such as Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells. The most prominent leader of the NACW was Mary Church Terrell. Mary Church Terrell was an educated middle class leader of the suffrage movement for African American women, and the first president of the NACW.
The abolitionist movement really gained strength in the 1830s and 1840s. Many of the people who joined the antislavery movement were from the North and were usually deeply religious in their beliefs (Larkin). Women and African-Americans became heavily involved in the movement to end slavery. Their involvement in the abolitionist movement and other social reform movements of the early 1800s gave women and African-Americans a political voice.
Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House). If women could vote in elections, people would start taking them seriously in politics.
The documentary I chose was on the Underground Railroad. The lady who started it all was named Harriet Tubman also known as black moses. Never learned to read or write, She was a freedom fighter born into slavery 1820-1913. She was a strong woman due to her courage to start this and the blow to the head she took trying to stand up for a slave in her younger days.
Daughters of an affluent slave owner in Charleston South Carolina, they began by speaking to female audiences. Soon after, they were giving speeches to men and women. These speeches created controversy everywhere the Grimke sisters went. In 1837 in Massachusetts, an association of the state’s most popular Congregational church issued a statement condemning any women “who so far forget themselves as to itinerate in the character of public lecturers and teachers.” Attacks made against them spurred the Grimke’s to make the equality of women a more important part of their message.
Nomani challenged a rule at her mosque in Morgantown, West Virginia, which required women to enter through a back door and pray on a segregated balcony. She was put on trial at her mosque, and banished. In response, Nomani and her father both wrote about the experience, and Asra became a lead organizer of a woman-led Muslim prayer in New York City. Nomani isn 't the only one campaigning to literally improve the position of women in Muslim houses of worship. One of Nomani most famous quotes is "Intolerance toward women is like the canary in the coal mine for intolerance toward other people," "When you allow sexism to go unchallenged, you allow bin Laden-type mentalities to go unchallenged.
(Stowe & Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe: the story of her life 2012 pg. 108). This shows that she did not know how to end the institution of slavery in 1836 and that she felt useless, but little did she know that she would eventually write a best-selling book that portrayed her emotions towards slavery, captured the world’s attention, and made other people view slavery differently (Biography.com Editors "Harriet Beecher Stowe"
During the 1800’s, those who saw social prejudice or corruption started many reform movements to correct the difficulties in America. The Second Great Awakening really helped shape the United States into a religious nation and paved the way through the reform movements, while stressing individual choice that caused an uprising in denominations leading to followers by the masses. Antislavery abolitionism became a movement mostly because of influence from the religious revival that was taking place, and demonstrating to all of those religious that slavery is a sin. Reformists of the antislavery movement transformed their thoughts forward of equality to all people, no matter their race.
Being free was not meant for everybody especially the African American or slaves . Slaves didn’t have the freedom of choice, education, and freedom of speech. Freedom was an enormous word that slaves wanted and that people against slavery want too. The word freedom is written all over the Civil War and text we have been reading like Abraham Lincoln speeches and Sojourner Truth’s speech and the poem that help Americans abolish slavery.