One of the most inspiring women to me is Oprah Gail Winfrey. She was born on January 29, 1954 at 7:51 P.M. EST in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Oprah was the daughter of two unwed teens, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Oprah had two siblings, one half brother and one half sister, that both died. Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate.
Tracy Reese inspires greatness because she is a thriving black fashion designer. She was born in 1964, and has been a designer for 19 years.She went to Parsons School of Design for college, and graduated after just two years. That is an impressive feat for anyone, most of all a discriminated-against black fashion
Body 4: Maria Tallchief became was the first American in a century to dance for the Paris Opera Ballet. In 1953, President Eisenhower named her “Woman of the year.” That same year, the state of Oklahoma declared June 29 “Maria Tallchief’s day.” In her long career, Tallchief’s most famous performance was in The Firebird. As she danced, Tallchief must have remembered her grandmother’s voice recounting the Osage Legends of fire spirits walking the earth. Conclusion: Maria has always dreamed of being a dancer. She went through many things to become a professional dancer.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is right up there with her favorites. Anyone remember Sully? A born and raised New Yorker, she now resides in New Jersey with her husband, their two boys, and their cat, Cookie, who made her debut in Mae’s novel Wanting You. Her stories take place in and around Central Texas. On a recent visit there she fell in love with Wimberley, a small town with a population now at 2,626.
Introduction: Today, I want to share about Maria Beasley who was a housewife, dressmaker, and inventor. We can all imagine the scene at the end of the Titanic movie where Rose is slowly letting go of Jacks hand saying, “I’ll never let go, Jack. I promise.” (www.rottentomatoes.com/m/titanic/quotes) One of Maria Beasley’s inventions, that I will talk about soon, helped save many lives on the Titanic. Not much information is found about Maria’s life, but that she was born in Philadelphia and held many jobs including a dressmaker. I would like to help make Maria Beasley known for all to know.
Angelou was honored with the Presidential Medal of the Arts; she received the Ford 's Theatre Lincoln Medal in 2008." "In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her the nation 's highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom"("Maya Angelou Biography" 1) "Maya Angelou has published more than thirty titles of works" ("Maya Angelou Biography" 1). She has inspired numerous students, women, and people around the world. Throughout her life of ups and downs, Maya never gave up on her dreams and ended up living an amazing life. "Unfortunately, Maya Angelou passed away on May 28, 2014" ("Maya Angelou Biography"
My mother, Susan was born in Birmingham and has lived here all of her life. My mom attended Altomont high school and after she graduated from the University of Alabama, she attended nursing school at UAB. My father, Will, attended Mountain Brook high school and after graduating from Sewanee, he attended the Cumberland school of law. My uncle, Jim, attended Mountain Brook high school and after he graduated the University of Auburn, he attended the Cumberland school of law. To top it off, my grandfather, the honorable Judge
Mary Fisher was born April 6, 1948 in Louisville Kentucky. After school and college, Mary was offered a job working on President Gerald R Ford’s team, as the first female advance man. In 1977 she married her first husband, which didn’t last long. Seven years after her divorce, she sought treatment for alcoholism. In treatment she realized that she was a pretty good artist.
Oprah became quite popular at her new school and was invited to many of her classmates homes (Westen 27). Oprah would often make up lies about her family life so she would fit in with all of her rich classmates. Out of the two thousand students at Oprah’s highschool she was the only one who was African American (Westen 28). Despite Oprah’s differences she still thrived and was quite popular. Oprah once stated, “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism” (“Oprah
Over the next approximately 6 months, Peg made an amazing recovery and though she was the last of the 4 other girls to get to Sheltering Arms she was the first to be discharged to go home. She shared many great memories with the girls and Peg’s parents came every Sunday not only for Peg but for Dorothy, Alice, Shirley, and Renee. The day Peg was discharged, her mother took her out early and they drove to The University Hospital so Peg can walk for him. It was a great accomplishment and not many were able who were diagnosed with polio. Many were restricted to iron lungs, wheelchairs, walking sticks, and some passed away.
Betsy Ross is well known due to the fact she sewed the first American flag. Elizabeth Griscom (her name given to her at birth) was born on January 1,1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She was the eighth child born in a Quaker family of seventeen children. In the years to follow, she would become known as the American folk hero, Betsy Ross. When Betsy was born, her family had been in America for 4 generations. Betsy learned to read, write and sew at an early age and like most children of this time period, once she had finished her schooling, Betsy was sent to learn a trade.
To sum things up Ruby Bridges rose above the prejudice people, faced her fears, and found strength in her faith. Ruby Bridges was born on September, 8,1954, and currently 62 years of age. She has 4 boys and is married to Malcolm Hall.Also in front of the William Frantz Public school in New Orleans, they put a statue of Ruby Bridges in 2014. Meanwhile Ruby received the Presidential Citizens medal in 2001 by Bill Clinton.Later, Ruby reunited with Mrs. Henry, Ruby’s old teacher. Ruby worked as a travel agent for 15 years but now is a stay home mom.
After she answered Gods call, she was baptized in 1959 into the Adventist Church by Elder Dillett. Glenie was blessed to have a beautiful history as an active member of the Shiloh SDA Church. She held several offices during her years of service. Sabbath School teacher; Sabbath School Superintendent; deaconess as well as head deaconess, She had the distinct honor of becoming the first female head Elder at Shiloh and served for 13 years. She has worked with ten different pastors and five different Lake Region Presidents.
Ruby Bridges was born on September 8,1954 in Tylertown , Mississippi when Ruby was 4 years old her and parents Abon and Lucille Bridges, moved to New Orleans for a better lifestyles in a big city. Her father had a job as a gas station Attendant her mother had night jobs to support their growing family. Ruby soon had Two younger brothers and a younger sister. It just happened to be that Ruby was born the same year as Brown v. Board of Education. When she was is kindergarten she was one of the many African-American Who were in New Orleans that were chosen to take a test to determine whether she can Attend an all whites school.
Mary graduated from Scotia Seminary in Concord, NC in 1894. Mary wasted no time a year later she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Mary was teaching at Kendall Institute in Sumter, SC when she met another teacher by the name Albertus. They married each and Mary birthed their son by the name of Albert McLeod Bethune o February 3, 1899. They lived in savannah, Georgia for a while until they relocated to Palatka, fl.