“Defending the unborn against their own disabilities.” Margaret Sanger is known for being a birth control, population control, and a eugenics activist. As a eugenics activist she believed that the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. But before getting into too much detail about how she was the founder of “Planned Parenthood”, let's hear her backstory.
The reason why I have chosen Gloria Steinem is because she is one of the many important and influential women involved in the second wave feminist movement. In her career, Steinem has done a great many things in the fight for equal rights for women that has helped influence the 21st century and made many things possible for women in the United States of America.
All throughout history, all kinds of people have made a difference in this world. The marks they have left and the changes they have made are extraordinary. However, countless amounts of people’s efforts and hard work are not acknowledged due to the color of their skin. Black history month is an opportunity to celebrate those who have not let discrimination and racism stop them from changing the world.
I am going to talk about a woman who made a great impact to the ones who did not believe in her from the beginning of her dreams. She made woman see different from the people who is chauvinist. Her name is Ellen Ochoa. She was born in 1958 in Los Angeles California. She considers her hometown La Mesa California.
“Everybody has the power to do something, to be a contributing force and I would rather people look back on my life and say, ‘She made the world a better place.’ We can all do things like that, and I believe that when opportunities arise for you to do good, you should do good.” These words inspired, not just me, but millions of people to do good and leave their mark on the world.
Stephen King was born September twenty-first, 1947, in Portland, Maine. (Baughan 13). His parents were Ruth King and Donald King (Baughan 13). Before King was born his mother was told she would not be able to have children (Baughan 13). this led to the adoption of David, King's older brother, in 1945 (Baughhan 13). The Kings were a typical family until one night, Donald king abandoned the family with no justification, king was two years old (Baughhan 13). with no warning, Ruth King was left to care for the family alone (Baughan 13). They traveled around many different states in order for Miss King to provide for the family, in 1958 they settled down in Durham (Baughan 13).
Pick up a history book, flip through its pages, and find a section(s) dedicated to African Americans. There will be a supercut of slavery and a few inventors, enough to count on one’s hand. Ultimately, only the historical characters that are considered salient are provided, which are white educators, Presidents, legislators, advocates, inventors, etc. This issue engenders the remaining reason to advocate Black History Month. “Carter G. Woodson was the sole individual responsible for creating Negro History Week in Washington, D.C., in February 1926” (Edmondson). Years later, President Ford extended the week into an entire month. It began as an infrastructure to help eradicate the neglection of African American history; nonetheless, over the years, there has been much debate concerning the annual celebration. Although Black History Month has received backlash from both African Americans and Caucasians, it is still a necessity in today’s life because it provides historical information that the youth cannot find in textbooks and recognizes neglected people who have fulfilled great actions.
Now today, students really don’t understand why black history month is so important. Many schools around the nation are “forgetting” about black history month. For example, At Klein Forest high school for black history month, Students says a quote from a famous black person and that’s the end. Very few discussions about the meaning of this month are taught in the class
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOUND BAYOU FROM THE LATE 19th TO THE EARLY 21st CENTURY?
“Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.” This means that every woman is different, and they can bring different things to others. Every woman should believe in their ability to do something. Queen Latifah is a Game Changer because she shows how women can be defined by more than the traditional definition of women.
The memoir of Anne Moody is the personal story of a young black woman that becomes unforgettable to its reader, shedding light on what it is like to be black in the Jim Crow south. The majority tries tirelessly to say that all this racist oppression was hundreds of years ago so there is no reason to think that any of what happened then should effect how a person of color is able to succeed today. Through powerful stories such as Anne Moody’s we can see how her family was effected long after the Civil War and so called freeing of all black people from the power of white oppression. All the way from the effects of 1896 ruling of Plessy v Ferguson to the ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education, Anne Moody provides a detailed account of how these
“Memorizing and regurgitating are not science. Real science is a constant investigation of the unknown.” (Abhijit Naskar). Scientific knowledge, although advanced, has many more discoveries to go. People all throughout history have contributed to the body of scientific knowledge, adding new information learned from their investigations. Without these investigations, many things might have never been discovered. In the time of Black History Month, i want to shine the light of black scientists who have contributed to the body of scientific knowledge. To the men and woman of color who broke boundaries and went above expectations, and added to the world’s knowledge. In this essay, I want to shine the light on Dr. Mae Jemison.
This is the life story of my grandmother Loretta Willis. She is the oldest one of the family and also the one who keeps the family together. I am pleased to share the life history of someone who is very dear to me. She is the one who raised, loved, and shown me new things. For her I am very grateful.
I recently had the privilege of listening to Leymah Gbowee, from Liberia, Africa, give a talk on her peace and female activism efforts in West Africa. Gbowee is a very down to earth soul. She started her talk off asking if she should sit or stand and decided to sit and, in her words, “Rest my aching bones and let this be a conversation.” Leymah was born in Monrovia, Liberia and grew up as a child and young woman living with her parents and sisters when the 1st Liberian Civil War broke out. She started out as a trauma counselor treating child soldiers and went on to social work school to become a Social Worker. It was her work in leading a women's peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her efforts.
Suzanne Collins was born August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut. During her childhood she moved around, to places such as New York City, and Brussels. Their family ended up living in Alabama so Suzanne could go to highschool and graduate from Alabama School of Arts. She then went on to earn a master 's degree in dramatic writing from New York University.