Jessie Lopez De La Cruz. “The Women Have to Be Involved” The farmworkers ' movement was established in the 1960s which are still present was founded César E. Chávez. It 's National Association, the United Farm Workers, looks for congressional enactment to ensure reasonable wages and treatment of undocumented specialists. Cesar Chavez may have driven the La Causa movement (Farm Work Union), however, it was because of the tirelessness of supporters like Jessie Lopez de la Cruz that the cause got national consideration and impacted work laws.
Sunbeam Television Corporation v. Marilyn A. Mitzel Broadcast journalist Marilyn A. Mitzel won her court case against the Sunbeam Television Corporation and received a substantial amount of compensation, about $1 million in reparations (House 1). Mitzel believed the television station in which she worked, WSVN Fox 7 discriminated against her age when she was fired in 2005. Her career as a news anchor reporting for WSVN-TV began in 1988 and lasted for 17 years on a contract-basis (Sunbeam v. Mitzel). Every two or three years, her contracts would be renewed under the sole license of Sunbeam until February of 2005. The Sunbeam corporation had the power to program, future and present broadcasts as predetermined by the contracts.
She has a famous quote that says, “I may be the first woman in Congress, but I won’t be the last.” From her life, Rankin created many different organizations and some are still around today like the Antiwar and Center on Peace and Liberty. Along with these organizations, there has been a scholarship made in honor of Jeannette Rankin. It is called the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. It was created to provide scholarships and support for low income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion (“History & Mission”).
Marjorie Lee Browne was a well-known mathematician and educator who was only the third African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in mathematics. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 9, 191 to Mary Taylor Lee and Lawrence Johnson Lee. Browne’s mother died when she was only two, so she was raised by her father, a railway postal clerk, and her stepmother, Lottie Lee, who was a school teacher. Her stepmother’s encouragement to stay focused on her studies and her father’s love of mathematics both influenced Browne during her time in school.
In this paper, I want to focus on Rick Perry’s full term as the governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015 because this is the turned point of his timeline. Rick Perry decided to run for Governor of Texas as Republican after Governor George W. Bush elected president of the United States. He was elected in his own right to full terms and he won his first full term in 2002. Rick Perry left office on January 19, 2015 after a record of 14 years as the governor of Texas. He is the longest serving as the Texas’ chief executive in Texas history.
S.E. Hinton is a famous young adult author who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her writing career started when she was at the young age of seventeen years old, when her first book, “The Outsiders” was published. S.E. Hinton knew she wanted to become a writer at a very young age. She wanted to write a book that was real and represented what many teenagers had to deal with in the 1960’s. Even though “The Outsiders” was published in 1967, it is still relevant today.
She even founded a Race for the Cure 3 Day race, which runs all over the world raising funds for the cause. Nancy has since stepped away from the organization, but her mother still leads and runs the foundation. They honored Nancy by having her lead as the United States Ambassador, and then a few years, George W. Bush asked her to lead as the White House Chief. Since then, Nancy received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the former President Barack Obama (“About Me.”). As shown, Nancy put in every effort she possibly could towards raising funds and finding the cure to what took her sister.
The case of Veronica Harrington is very interesting. Veronica is a fictional character on a television series called The Have and The Have Nots. This show was written, created, and directed by Tyler Perry. The show is aired on the OWN network which is considered to be primetime television. Veronica plays the character of a wealthy African American woman that is a very successful lawyer, one of the best, married to a successful and handsome well-known judge named David Harrington.
It started when she won her first election and became the President of the Student Conservative Association at Oxford; she was able to meet helpful supporters at an early age that she would use later (Margaret Thatcher Foundation). After Oxford, she ran twice to be a Member of Parliament for a town in the outskirts of London in Dartford, Kent; did not even come close in both races but it made her the youngest woman to run in the country. In the 1952 Thatcher took a break from politics and trained to be a lawyer, who specialized in taxation. She tried to find other places in Parliament however; it was difficult at that time because of how the Conservatives felt about women with young children should not have a career. After years of trying she was chosen to be the Member of Parliament as Conservative candidate for Finchley in northern London on October 1959.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton dedicated her life to the woman’s rights and suffrage movements. In doing so, she spent a portion of her life delivering speeches to appeal for the equality of women. Although the audiences varied each time she gave a speech, when she resigned from her position as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1892 Stanton’s audience shaped her purpose, tone, and argument style of her speech. In her resignation speech, The Solitude of Self (Stanton, 1892), Stanton used the fundamental principles of government to appeal to an exclusively white male audience for the equality of women.
Vernell Myers Coleman contributed to the building of Arizona’s history and foundation. She gave up many of her hours to her community and selflessly helped improve our communities. Becoming a liaison between service organizations and the people of her community provided her people with housing, food, clothing, and education (Vernell Myers Coleman (1918-1990) - Arizona Women 's Hall of Fame). Throughout the 50s she changed how many of us live today and helped better our daily lives On August 28, 1918, Vernell Coleman was born in Henderson, Texas.
Over Louise Raggio’s 50 plus year career, she was prominent in changing the rights for women in Texas, earning her the nickname “Mother of Family Law in Texas.” Surviving the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, she graduated number two in her class, and found a job as assistant District Attorney in 1954, becoming the first woman prosecutor in a Texas Criminal Court. She supported her family by working, while her husband started his own law firm. Later she quit the DA’s office to join her husband at his firm and practice with him. The 1960s were not the best of times for women.
Lucy Terry was a person that did not take no as an answer in her fight for equal opportunity, qualifying her as a perfect candidate for the Council for Change. Lucy Terry is the first known African American woman poet, as well as argued a case in front of the Vermont Supreme Court. The case was a disagreement about some land in which she is said to have won against false accusations by Colonel Eli Bronson. Terry has also Appealed to the Governor and his council for protection against familial threats by neighbors as a given a three hour speech in front of the Board of Trustees at Williams college for the rights of her son to attend Williams College in Williamstown Massachusetts. After reading Lucy Terry’s “Bars Fight” I would have to say the
Originally from Georgia, Pamela VanBlarcom worked as a medical transcriptionist for over 25 years while raising her two children, Destiny and Todd. Pamela graduated from Polk State College with honors, earning her bachelor 's degree in Health Care Administration. Her legal experience includes working with her husband as a legal assistant on cases in family law, business law and bankruptcy. Pamela is a loyal, quiet and caring person who enjoys helping others. Traveling with her husband, Joseph, watching murder mystery TV and exercising are among her enjoyments.
For much of her life, Ima Hogg was affectionately known as the “First Lady of Texas,” owing to her family’s long tradition of public service. Her grandfather helped write the Texas state constitution and her father, James Stephen (“Big Jim”) Hogg, went on to become the Lone Star State’s first native-born governor. The inheritance Ima received upon her father’s death in 1906 made her financially independent; he had made a small fortune through his work as an attorney, as well as investments in land and oil. Upon her mother’s and father’s death, Ima went on to be the mother figure in her siblings’ lives, taking on the role for most if not all of her life.