Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born February 4th 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. Her Mother Leona was a teacher and father James McCauley was a carpenter. She completed high school at the age of twenty and married Raymond Parker a Barber in 1932, she had no children. She had one sibling, a brother called Sylvester. Rosa had many jobs which included been a secretary in the NAACP, a seamstress in a local department store and in the summer of 1955 she attended the highlander Folk school, an education centre for activism in workers’ rights and racial equality in Monteagle
Sojourner Truth was a prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Born a slave in New York State, she had at least three of her children sold away from her. After escaping slavery, Truth embraced evangelical religion and became involved in moral reform and abolitionist work. She collected supplies for black regiments during the Civil War and immersed herself in advocating for freed people during the Reconstruction period. Isabella escaped slavery in 1827, one year before mandatory emancipation in New York State, by fleeing to a Quaker family, the Van Wageners, whose name she took.
Alice was so determined to help achieve women’s suffrage through constitutional amendment. In 1869, two suffrage organizations were founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of National Woman Suffrage Association. From the start, NWSA secures the amendment of the United States to guarantee that a woman will vote. During Alice’s last days in England, she did everything she can to help. She returned home hoping she wouldn’t have to see reporters outside asking about her arrest or politics.
Anthony and her family was part of the temperance movement was a banned of alcohol and making of it , also also Susan B. Anthony family was part of the the abolitionist movement to end slavery. When Susan B. Anthony died on March 13 , 1906 , women still did not have the right to vote ,but though the passing of the 19th Amendment , women got to vote.Though her hard and her dedication , Susan B. Anthony portrait was placed on the one dollar coin ,making her one of the first women to be
The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. About 100 people attended the convention; two-thirds were women. Stanton drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Among the 13 resolutions set forth in Stanton’s “Declaration” was the goal of achieving the “sacred right of franchise. Overall women have been metaphorical and literally fighting for equality throughout history whether it be in a factory making war supplies in World War 1 or trying to save the lives of young soldiers in a medical tent in World War 2 or even being in the fight and killing terrorists for their county in the war on terrorism. They want equality and they have slowly but surely over time been proving they can handle some of the harder and more rigorous jobs in military.
Truth is powerful and it prevails, as did Sojourner Truth. The feminist and abolitionist leader deserves to be commemorated with a monument. The ex-slave and mother of 5 was a traveling preacher and the first female, African-American abolitionist speaker. The prominent activist became famous when she filed a lawsuit fighting for her son who had been illegally sold into slavery, and won, resulting in her becoming the first African-American woman to win a court case against a white man. She was then recruited as a lecturer on the anti-slavery circuit, earning a reputation as a powerful speaker for abolition and women’s rights.
Their experiences with slavery helped black women to redefine womanhood. Harriet Tubman, a leader in the Underground Railroad and a strong female role model, successfully crossed the Mason-Dixon line into freedom in 1849. After Tubman arrived in Pennsylvania, she decided that she had no right to freedom while others were in bondage and resolved to bring her family North. When she arrived at her former master’s plantation, she discovered that her husband had taken another wife and devoted herself to the cause of the Underground Railroad. The independence and leadership she demonstrated was contrary to the view of women at the time.
Bridgewater, Va. – The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday April 20th, abolitionist, and anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman is to replace the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This is a mark in history because she will not only be the first African-American to appear on United States paper currency, but also the first woman in over a century. The original plan was to have a woman replace founding father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. But that plan was revoked according to Jacob Lew, the Treasury Secretary, when the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical portraying Hamilton’s life gained a lot of support, as reported by USA Today. In Lew’s quest to find the right woman to be featured on United States currency, he stumbled across a book written by
No longer associated with the American Equal Rights Association, Anthony and Stanton used the Revolution as a launching pad for their newly founded National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. Though, it is worthy to note that, Anthony and Stanton lost many members of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association due to their involvement with Train. The National Woman’s Suffrage Association was a New York-based group that worked towards securing a Constitutional Amendment that would give women the right to vote. The first National Woman Suffrage Association president was Stanton and she remained in that position for twenty-one years. The National Woman’s Suffrage Association attracted women that were younger and from western frontier, instead
In 1832 women were excluded from voting in the Great Reform. In the same year there was the first petition on women’s suffrage to the British Parliament. ("Suffrage in Wartime."). The vote was granted on 6 February 1918 to women over thirty years old who owned properties or had husbands that did, and women over thirty-five who were graduates. However the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies knew the responsibilities they were receiving with that law.
In 1890 two groups merged and formed to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Starting in 1910, some states in the west began to extend the vote to women for the first time in 20 years. On election day in 1920, millions of American women exercised the right to vote for the right to vote. It took activists nearly 100 years to win that right, and