Rebecca Lee Crumpler is a woman that history knows little of other than her degree and the little she wrote about herself in the beginning of a book. What makes this woman so important to history, and so important to me, is that Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman to earn an M.D. degree in the United States, and one of the first African Americans to write a book of medical advice. Crumpler, born in Delaware in 1831, was raised by her aunt in Pennsylvania. Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends.
In the 1860s, the United States was just adjusting to the end of the Civil War and African Americans were free but not treated equally. In addition, women were second-class citizens. Therefore, Cole had to ignore and persist through set stereotypes and boundaries to achieve her goal. Cole continued to practice medicine for fifty years until her death on August 14, 1922. She is buried at Eden’s Cemetery in Collingdale,
In Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege”, she talks about how white privilege is “like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks” (1). What she meant by this, was that light-skinned/white people are at an automatic advantage over dark-skinned people, whom in turn, become the disadvantaged. She claims that being white protected her from danger and violence and freed her to do many things that she realized other people of color could not. She believes she can get away with doing more things and that more doors are open to her especially due to the color of her skin. When relating this to the movie, “The Hangover”, it is easy to point out these concepts of white privilege.
Being a judge you have to be able to prove your point and why you made the decision with statistics and proofs, Sotomayor became capable of disagreeing with other in a non-defensive way. Sotomayor pathway to the Supreme Court was complicated based on a controversial speech where she was taken as being racist towards white people. Sotomayor was able to win this case by analysis and record of her doing the same speech about “wise Latina woman” (Jeffery 2). Sotomayor was able to adapt to the world that she was facing. Sotomayor is an example of capitalization learning, she was able to build on the strengths that she was naturally given.
Harriet Tubman said, “I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger” (BrainyQuote). This woman, as well as the Underground Railroad, greatly impacted slavery. Although Harriet Tubman was born a slave, she became an abolitionist and helped nearly three hundred slaves escape, including herself, using the Underground Railroad. Araminto Harriet Ross, more commonly known as Harriet Tubman, was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. It is unknown the year in which she was born because of her birth into slavery.
By an anonymous writer later revealed as Skeeter also known as Eugenia Phelan. Skeeter, a white woman, returns to her hometown (Mississippi) to discover that her motherly nanny Constantine has left but no one tells what happened. Soon Skeeter realizes the injustice her society practices and decides to write a book where voices of black will be raised. She approaches Aibileen for sharing her narrative to which Aibileen responds positively and also let’s Minny in their secret. Minny, Aibileen’s friend, another black help, reveals a secret about Miss Hilly that ensures Miss Hilly’s silence after the publication of their writing project.
Their Eyes Were Watching God was just like its author, Zora Neale Hurston, a outstanding product of the Harlem Renaissance. In her book, she carryouts the life of an African American woman named Janie Crawford who comes back to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida. Due to Janie’s mother leaving her at a young age, she was raised by her grandmother. The fact about her grandmother is that she was a slave and her viewpoint of the world is distorted. Her idea of a perfect life for a African American woman is that she should be married to anyone from a upper class society.
At the school, Elizabeth and Maria contracted tuberculosis so the sisters returned home. Elizabeth and Maria eventually succumbed to the disease and passed away in 1825. The remaining Brontë children never went back to school, but instead enjoyed creating fictional worlds and making up stories together. Charlotte and Anne Brontë would both go on to be respective authors of their own. Brontë worked as a governess at Miss Patchett’s Ladies Academy at Law
Maya Angelou was a strong African-American women who made an influential impact on the Civil Rights Movement, in bother her actions, and her literature. Her life experiences and courage helped others, and made her work influential. During Maya’s early life, she experienced many hardships that shaped her into the person many remember her as. Born on April 4, 1928, she only lived in St. Louis, MO for three years before her parents got divorced, and Maya, along with her mother and brother, moved in with her grandparents in Arkansas. At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess.
I am a twenty-year-old college student that identifies as a Black American male because my ancestor are ascendants of slavery. As I reflect on my choice in music, I discovered how my life experiences, family history, location, and social circle influenced my selection. The strongest influence on my musical preference is my family and out very interesting history. My mom was raised in a very urban part of Atlanta, she watched both of her parents be addicted to drugs and even witnessed her own brother be shot to death. As a result, my mom sheltered my brothers and I from anything that we steered us from the path that she considered “greatness.” She went above and
Annie Jean Easley was born April 23, 1933 to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel Bird Easley, in Birmingham Alabama. She was raised, along with her older brother, by a single mom. Annie attended schools in Birmingham and graduated high school valedictorian of her class. Throughout high school Annie wanted to be a nurse because she thought that the only careers that were open to African American women at the time were nursing and teaching and she definitely did not want to teach so she settled on being a nurse but as she studied in high school she began thinking about becoming a pharmacist. Annie had the support and encouragement that she needed from her mother to continue on to study at Xavier University, which at the time was an African-American
The story that was recently discussed in the earlier paragraph is parallel to the situation that Nella Larson described in her book. As a reader, we see two main characters, Clare and Irene. Irene has the ability to effortlessly pass as a white woman, but does not often do so. Clare happens
Nursing Paper Fitsum Deresa Intro to Professional Nursing Charmain McKie, RN, MS, MPH Nursing Paper Susan (Baker) King Taylor is a very important historian that played a significant role in the nursing field. Her contribution to the nursing profession is astounding, but easily forgotten and unnoticed by many. Susie was born on August 6th, 1848 at Grest Farm on the Isle of Wight, in Liberty County, Georgia (35 miles from Savanna). The oldest of nine children born into slavery, her owners allowed her to move with her grandmother (Dolly Reed) in Savanna at the age of seven. Ms. Reed was a freed slave who considered education to be the most crucial aspect of a person’s life.
Biography of Zora Neale Hurston African American author, folklorist, anthropologist, and Harlem Renaissance figure, her works and contributions to the world of literature acknowledge her as one of the great writers of our American history. Zora Neale Hurston, born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 7, 1891 to former slaves John and Lucy Potts Hurston, was the fifth child and second girl out of eight children. Her birth records have never been found, so the singular year of her birth has long been a dispute (Bloom 7). In the family bible, according to Hurston’s biographers, her name is recorded as Zora Neal Lee Hurston; at some point an “e” was added to Neal and “Lee” was dropped (King 1). In 1893, Lucy, along with Hurston and her siblings, moved to an
8-Steptima Poinsette Clark-Born on May 3rd,1898 in Charleston,South Carolina,Steptima is another african american woman who helped African american get the rights to vote. Her father had been born a slave. Both of her parent heavely encouraged her to get a good eduation. After attending public shool,she attended Avery Normal Institude,a private school for african americans. She tried to be a teacher,but since Charleston did not hire african americans to teach it`s public schools,so instead she became a teacher at South Carolina`s Johns Island in 1916.