Beyonce is a very popular Artist who has really made herself stand out by her talented voice. She has gone through a lot of transformations in the music that she presents to the public. With Her album, “Lemonade,” was a huge hit which was critisizing and comparing her experience as a black women since she was a teen to the emotional stages she went through in her life as how she kind of brings fourth the feelings of emptiness and rejection she has felt. In her albums you can tell that she has always made music for a reason and cause, but not just for entertainment. When she was a teenager she joined her first group which was called the “Distiney’s Child which went throgh a lot of ups and down until it actually came in notice by a lot
Now she is well known and still considered one of the most dynamic singers in music. James started singing in a church choir, then began singing on the radio and that’s where she became popular. She moved to San francisco and then and had a better chance of having a career because she met bandleader “Otis”. James career than really began to come to her in 1954 and began to soar in 1960 when she signed with Chess Records. James overcame a lot to get where she was.
Women became more bold and unreserved and spoke out loud for the rights they believed they deserved, while Blacks created a whole new bounty of African American literature, art, and music. In the 1920s, women got to leave the house more often, and it was looked at as normal to not be a house mother all the time. Women realized that there was more out there for them, and that they should be treated like men. The first right they desired was the one to vote. The fight for women’s suffrage officially began at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848, and continued for over seventy-two years before it was achieved.
Women fought more than two hundred years in order to got the rights that were guaranteed to man in the constitution of the united states. Even if the revolution of the United States against the colonial Great Britain gave them more consideration among the society especially regarding the education of their children with the republican motherhood aspect, women were not equal to men and they were totally dependent of their husband for their entire life. Then, the civil war appeared in April 1861; during this war, which is considered as the bloodiest war of the American history, women were really involved and contributed a lot to help soldiers both of the confederated and of the union side. Some women engaged herself as nurse and gave care to the soldiers. Other tried to collect funds in order to provide food, uniforms and other things the soldiers needed.
The Paris games allowed women to play lawn tennis and golf, though a few women managed to compete in croquet and Charlotte Cooper placed high enough to earn medals in two sailing categories. Cooper's sport allowing her to be the only female in its competition. She competed with two family members. The Olympic sports are decided by those in charge. Often in the past, the games could be a reflection of the time and sexism in sports.
They had many activists, all over the state. Anne Dallas Dudley marched in suffrage parades with her husband’s approval and encouragement (Yellin and Sherman, 84). She once said, “A woman 's home will be the whole world” (Bergeron, Ash, and Keith, 229). Another Tennessee activist was Lizzie Crozier French; she enjoyed travelling, and her travels introduced to her to feminist ideas (Tumblin, A-2). She said, “As soon as you marry a man, he has control of all your real estate, rents, and all, and he has your personal property,” (Lakin).
Hurston and Janie both endured oppression during their lives based upon their race and gender however, their strong wills propelled them threw unforeseen obstacle. Zora Neale Hurston was a phenomenal African American woman whom despite her rough childhood would become one of the most profound authors of the century. Throughout her lifetime she was the, “Recipient of two Guggenheims and the author of four novels, a dozen short stories, two musicals, two books on black mythology, dozens of essays, and a prizewinning autobiography” (Gates 4). Hurston had to overcome numerous obstacles because of her gender, economic status, and racial identity. Hurston was born in 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama but grew up in Eatonville, Florida.
Throughout history there has always been a fight for education. Alice Walker’s poem “Women” showed how women fought in the mid 1800’s for their children’s education despite their African heritage. During the 1960’s Daisy Bates was fighting in Little Rock to successfully integrate Little Rock Central High School with the Little Rock Nine. Daisy Bates and Alice Walker’s “Women” were both powerful determined women fighting for a cause, there cause might have been the same but there were still many similarities and differences. All these amazing women were not fighting for themselves, they were fighting for the future.
On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified which allowed women to vote. Alice Paul, leader of the suffrage movement, had an impact on this. Although many women in the past such as, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone fought for these rights earlier but they never were around to see it achieve. Women were involved in Marches, speeches, signing petitions to raise awareness for women 's rights. Alice Paul belonged to a wealthy quaker family in New Jersey.
Morrison, being a women of color tells the story of Pecola Breedlove; a black eleven year old girl who prays for deep blue eyes and flowy blonde locks. All throughout her life she has felt pressures similar to this little girl and it is reflected in several of her novels. In a radio interview with Terry Gross Toni talks about the effects of being a women of color in America . While attending Howard College she observed that “lighter[skin] the better and the darker the worse… [this] had an impact on sororities, on friendships, on all sorts of things, and it was stunning to me.
Thirdly, everybody wants grand houses and live happily but the Grimké sisters threw that away because they also want others to live happily, “showed more courage than any white person in the South of their times, sacrificing both luxury and their family relationships to work for African-American freedom” (Nadia T.). They kept fighting for years and inspired many other people, “Those of us who study the abolition of slavery and the winning of the suffrage for women recognize her role in achieving” (Carol Berkin). Therefore they are heroes for sacrificing their ties with family and luxury to prove on what 's right also ins ping many other
The story of Misty Copeland has always interested me in many ways. I may not be an African American but the thought of her not being extremely skinny and still making her way up to principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre has encouraged me to accept my body the way it is and just dance from the heart. She has shown the world what it’s like to follow your own path no matter what road you take to get there. “Dancing Toward Diversity”, talks about Copeland in a very positive way. She’s been given so many opportunities to make dancers aware of the problems with diversity in ballet, even so far as the American Ballet Theatre creating scholarships for kids of color to help pay for them to attend their summer intensives.
African Americans are considered to be a racial minority, but even with this on our shoulders African Americans can still rise up in their own field of expertise. Take Michelle Alexander as a strong example for an African American,a woman, to become so successful in her life so far. She is a writer, civil rights advocate, and a professor of law at Ohio State University. How did she get to this place in her life? Michelle started as a graduate to Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University.
1920s Sports Cali McGuire Dec. 12. 2016 Sports developed in the 1920s due to new distribution including baseball, golf, tennis, swimming, boxing, and football. These sports before the 1920s were called dumb sports. This was a new beginning.
Marian Anderson was a driven African American singer. "We don't take colored" (Collins 106). Marian was deprived of singing in many places because of the color of her skin. She was always well behaved and never wanted conflict so she never would argue.