Most people who are interested in her accept that the most important fact about her is her most significant published book, which is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. Other important facts about Maya are her birth and death dates, her ethnicity (African American), her language (English), and her occupation (author, director, civil rights activist, etc.). What is Maya Angelou famous for? Being person of great talent, Maya Angelou is renowned for plenty of activities. However, most people will remember her as the first black woman who became a renowned author USA.
She carried a cane for effect and was often described as ebony. In class her students called her “Mama Bethune”("Mary McLeod Bethune."). Dr. Robert Weaver said “She had the most marvelous gift of effecting feminine helplessness in order to attain her aims with masculine ruthlessness” ("Mary McLeod Bethune."). She was known as”The first lady of the struggle” ("Mary McLeod Bethune.") because of how committed she was to making African Americans lives easier.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. She was on top of her career and was highly respected and viewed as a great role model by Mexican Americans. Selena was considered the “Queen of Tejano” music and her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and the “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. According to media outlets, Selena was called the “Tejano Madonna” for the sexy outfits she wore when performing on stage.
Stephanie Allmon of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in one of her articles, “The perky pixie-size gymnast with the wide-tooth smile famously became the first female to grace the cover of a Wheaties cereal box; She remains one of the most popular athletes of all time.”(news.msn.com) Mary Lou Retton is known for many achievements in her gymnastics career including her “Perfect 10” vault, youngest inductee in The Hall of Fame, and many medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her life-changing career started when she was only 4 years old. Retton’s many accomplishments like her “Perfect 10” had a big impact on society. (biography.com) Mary Lou Retton wanted to become a gymnast since she first saw Nadia Comăneci on their family television. She was born to Lois and Ron Retton on January 24,1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress that is best known for her breakout role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black. Cox is the newest face for African American trans women because through her gender nonconformity, she is now a successful and accomplished actress
Toni Morrison her original name is Chloe Anony Offoed. Morrison was born in February 18\1931 in Lohio, Us, American writer. Morrison was famous for her examination of black female experience. For Morrison all good art has been political and the black artist has very important responsibility to the black community. Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people.
Many adjectives have been thrown around when trying to describe a figure that’s been so influential, often imitated, and never successfully duplicated; monumental, a trail blazer, an original diva. Diana Ross epitomizes a successful black icon by evolving into a solo artist, actress, model, and style icon while coming from humble beginnings and prospering in the post-civil rights era. Not only did she tread untouched waters musically, but fashion wise she wore the best of designers like Bob Mackie and whatever she designs for hereself. It can be argued that she didn’t develop her signature looks until after she left The Supremes, due to lack of attention, ego clashes, and monetary restrictions. The key looks that make her so iconic are sensual, glitzy, and royal; unprecedented looks for a black woman at that time.
Her physical deformity is her “ugliness”, a perception that is shared by the community and that forms the girl’s own identity. Pecola Breedlove is a young African American girl coming of age during the 1940s. She yearns to be respected and recognised by her own people as well as in a world that discards and diminishes the importance of the members of her own race and outlines magnificence according to an Anglo Saxon traditional touchstone. In The Bluest Eye, Pecola is wanting for beauty and her identity for her survival is through illusionary assimilation into the beauty ideals of the white world. She wants not only to be beautiful but also some kind of an ideal of beauty for other girls.
In this week's journal I will be discussing; The Opening of the Black Panther movie and how the movie is more women ordination and the overall power that women held in these positions, and what ways black women excellence is shown in the movie.The main character may be the king T'challa who is the king of wakanda, but the women were the true focus on the film, and are extraordinary. These women are extraordinary based around the fact that. None of these women have superpowers during the movie and don't let this fact deter them from the task that they take on. The technical advancement that was achieved in Wakanda were thanks to the help of black women, and one of the smartest people is Shuri who came up with a transportation system for the country using their resources. The break down of the layers of how black women are portrayed in films.
As she grew older she received over 10 awards for her great accomplishments When Rosa parks had chronic tonsils all through her childhood. Her father left her constantly at young ages. He left his family completely till she was an adult when Rosa turned five. Rosa later moved to Abbeville to live with her father’s family when she was one year old. Her mother hated living there with his family.
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society. She has paved the way for any women in today’s society to reach their dreams.
Later Roberts had a bone marrow transplant after finding out her sister was a perfect match. On February 20, 2013, Robin Roberts made her first appearance on Good Morning America since she had begun treatment (ABC News, "Robin Roberts ' Biography"). The show received its best ratings in history that day. Roberts was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in July of 2013. We have Robin Roberts to thank for being a person that gave a voice to blacks and women, not only in just the media industry, but also in the sports industry.
She was the author of the book “sex and the Single Girl” and was also the first to discuss sex in a woman’s magazine. The author told us that Ms. Brown was an outspoken advocate of sexual freedom for women and that many believed she had a major role in the sexual revolution. I also found an article about Ms. Brown in The New York Times that states that she was also named the most powerful American over the age of 80. The New York Times described Ms. Brown as “self made, sexual and supremely ambitious they also stated that she looked great, wore fabulous clothes and had an unabashedly good time when the clothes came off. Brown empowered women to embrace their sexual urges and was one of the most recognized magazine and book
The mission statement really speaks volumes to me, not only are college educated women a part of the sorority, but the primary focus is the Black community. As an African American female, it is extremely important to not only inspire others, but help my community by taking action—actually
If mixed martial arts is a sexist sport then why is the face of the sport Ronda Rousey, a women? Ronda Rousey is the most recognizable female athlete on the planet (Source B). Ronda Rousey, until recently, was the bantamweight champion, and had never lost a fight. Rousey is a part time model, actress, 2014 ESPY Female Athlete of the year, and judo Olympic bronze medalist (Source B). Ronda Rousey is tougher that quantum physics.