She was raised with her whole life in an era where segregation and separation of blacks was just a normal way of life. Rosa was enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls where she learned to cook, clean, and sew (Omnics, 2018). All basic needs to take care of a house which was the ideology for women at the time. The whole time at school she was under the control of northern whites and was mistreated (Rosa Parks Ignites Bus Boycott, 2018). At sixteen, however she was forced to quit school to take care of her mother and become the women of the house at the time (Omnics, 2018).
With limited options for women professions, Dix decides to open an elementary school inside her grandmother’s house in 1821. The school was named "the Hope" and it served mainly the poor children of Boston whose parents could not afford an education. Unfortunately, the school came to a closing in 1826 due to Dorothea being repeatedly and sporadically ill. At this time, Dorothea wrote her first book, Conversations on Common Things. This book for children was quite popular and sold many copies. The book reflected Dix’s belief that women should be educated to the same level as men.
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
I just finished the novel “ The Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. The sad story of 16 years old Mattie Gokey working very hard with her father on a farm moved my heart badly. Her mother died because of poverty and cancer, her brother left home afterwards and she had to take care of her three younger sisters while also struggling with money just to make her mom’s wish. She cleaned the house of her Aunt and worked as a waitress too in Glenmore Hotel to save money. It reminded me of my past when I came to U.S in 2011.
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” Words that were conveyed by Susan B. Anthony, a school teacher that dedicated her life on supporting the women’s movement. Susan B. Anthony played a vital role in the equality between men and women whose work changed the course of history between the two genders; her knowledge and dedication in the suffrage drove her way to rebel against inequality. Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. Her parents were Daniel Anthony, who worked as an operator in a textile mill before it came crashing down in 1837, and Lucy Read, a mother of six who stayed home to cook and clean.
Growing up, Lucy was lonely because she did not have many friends to talk to, instead she built a imaginary world, building up her creativity. She attended Prince of Wales College and Dalhousie University, and achieved the teacher’s license. Professional Life Lucy during her university years, she was studying away from her hometown. To her realisation, she learned that her grandmother was sick. She moved back to Cavendish, her grandmother’s house, to take care of her grandmother.
She even had a pet turkey, which is a difficult animal to tame. She became responsible for taking care of her frail brother, David when she was eleven years old. Although she attended public school, she was mostly homeschooled by her older siblings. Happily, she was very close with her father who truly loved to tell her war stories. A magnificent family raised Clara Barton.
While Abigail Adams fought for women's rights, John Adams thought women should just be house workers and supporters. Abigail Adams was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts to William Smith and Elizabeth Smith. She was taught at home about women’s work such as domestic skills, sewing, cooking, and reading and writing. When Abigail reached the age of nineteen, she and John began exchanging letters back and forth until it couldn't last and they married. John Adams a young Harvard educated lawyer moved her out to his home in Braintree and started a family together.
Clara also had another situation which called her towards helping others. At age 15, Barton became a teacher and later in her life opened a free public school in Brodertown, New Jersey. Can this woman get any better? I think not. Clara then moved to Washington D.C. to work as a clerk in the U.S. Paton Office in the 1850’s.
Aibeleen had a son who was also an aspiring writer like Skeeter, but, unfortunately, passed away in a work related accident, and Aibeleen had to take months off to recover from his death. Minny talks about her mother teaching her about being a part of the help when she was 14. She talks about how her mother told her not to talk back to the people she works for and other things to keep in mind when working for the white families. Constantine held her daughter up for adoption when she was little because she looked white because she would be in danger if people found out her mother is