In the past, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Indeed this is true. With determination, the shy, fearful girl with a tough childhood chose her own path in life and got to where she was known today, as a heroic person who did extraordinary, positive deeds for humanity. A real hero is someone who shows courage, selflessness, willingness, as well as empathy to others by his or her actions. Proving to people that women can handle many difficult tasks, supporting human rights, along with turning the role of first lady into more than just greeting guests at the White House has definitely shown that Eleanor Roosevelt is truly an influential hero in U.S History.
You might not know the day of August 26,1918 (Biography.com) it was a day that changed history forever. Despite racism and segregation, Katherine Johnson was the first African American woman to assist the apollo team at NASA. Johnson overcame obstacles through her life for her to get to such a place. She was a monumental piece of history. To fully understand what she accomplished one must know about her early life, rise to fame, and her greatest legacy. always stands with pride in everything she does in her life even when she doesn't get the right respect in life.
Eleanor Roosevelt had many wonderful personality traits that I admired. She was a caring lady. Eleanor worked in the charity kitchens, ladling out soup. She also helped in the work of the League of Women Voters, the Consumer’s League, and the Foreign Policy Association. After, she became interested in the problems of working women.
The world’s greatest female athlete is a lot more than what she seems. She has done several remarkable things, other than winning the Olympics many times. She is much more than an amazing person and lots of people do not even know. Jackie Joyner-Kersee has won several honors in the Olympics. That is what most people know about her, and it is amazing but she has done more. “She is currently a motivational speaker and an advocate for children,” (jackiejoynerkersee.com). Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s life has influenced many people’s lives. Her major accomplishments/contributions to American society, including founding the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation and winning several Olympic games, helped her earn her place in history as an important
Margret Feury, most called her Peggy, was born in 1924 on the day of July 30. She was born in Jersey City in New Jersey. Her mother was Irish, but she was born in the United States with her sister. She went to Barnard University in New York City. Margret Fuery had a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes your sleep control to be abnormal. This disease caused her to have daytime sleepiness. When these sudden narcoleptic episodes would happen this is a sleep attack. This can happen during everyday activities such as acting in the case of Mrs.Fuery. This made created a huge derailing of her career. When these attacks happened, she was in danger of hurting herself and others. She may have been diagnosed around the age of 25. That is around the age that people discover that they have narcolepsy. That is also the prime years for an actor. At that time, she was still working on Broadway as an actor. This sudden change in life style was probably one of the reasons why she left the acting business and moved to being an acting teacher. She had been in the acting world for so long that she was able to teach the next
In the book “Child of the Civil Rights Movement” by Paula Young Shelton, whose a daughter of a Civil Rights activist, Andrew Young, discusses a child’s perspective on the civil rights movement. Shelton lived in New York till one day her parents seen the broadcast of the freedom rides. Following that, her parents decided to move to the heart of the problem and contribute to the movement personally when she was 4 years old. Shelton’s parents moved them to the deep South were whites had everything and blacks went without. Shelton goes on to describe how her family came to be part of the movement, to personally knowing Martin Luther King JR, and knowing other community leaders.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”- Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born in 1822 in Dorchester County in the Eastern Shores of Maryland. Tubman was treated harshly throughout her childhood. She began working as a slave since she was only five years old and since her plantation owner was poor, he had to send her to other owners to work. Many of which disliked Tubman, so they almost always had to send her back and thus she got constant beatings from plantation owners. (Source a) Despite being born into slavery, Harriet Tubman was able to overcome obstacles and accomplish many important feats in her lifetime. Accomplishments
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school. At the age of 20, she met and married Robert E. Joyner.
Wilma jean the worry machine is a children's book that does an amazing job at showing kids what anxiety is. Wilma jean is a little girl who says she can't get out of bed because she has the “ worry flu”. Wilma jean worries about everything. They like to call it the what if syndrome so she is always wondering. What if people laugh at me, what if they don't like my hair cut, what if i don't fit in. Everything that goes on throughout the day she is always worried about the what ifs. Wilma jean goes through her everyday life struggling with anxiety and the fear that she will just not be enough. Being so worried is one of the main signs
“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother,” (Biography.com Editors). Wilma Rudolph did, in fact, walk again. She did not just walk, though. She ran. Rudolph had determination like no one else. She was a minority of a minority, an African-American women in the 1960’s. She defied her doctors and made the impossible possible.Wilma Glodean Rudolph’s life was influenced by her early life. Her major accomplishments to American society, including becoming the first woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympic game, anchoring the American Olympic team to victory, and founding the Wilma Rudolph Foundation, helped her earn her place in history as an important African American.
In 1773, there were slaves all over colonial America working in plantations, and cleaning their masters houses. It wasn’t common for a slave to be writing poetry with their owners consent. Phyllis Wheatley’s success as the first African American published poet was what inspired generations to tell her story. It was her intellectual mind and point of view that made her different from others, both black and white. Phyllis’s story broke the barrier for all African American writers, and proved that no matter the gender or race, all human beings are capable of having an intelligent state of mind. Her arrival in America in 1761, at the age of eight is what started the story of a legend.
Dorothea Puente appeared to be the sweet old lady that couldn’t hurt a fly, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. When you open Puente’s story, you’ll find a long history of lies, manipulation, and crime. This criminal behavior all began with her troubled childhood. Born January 9, 1929 in Redlands, California, she was originally Dorothea Helen Gray. She was abused by both of her parents who died before she even turned sixteen. Her father died in 1937 from tuberculosis. Her mother being a prostitute, a theft, and very unstable, abandoned Puente and her siblings. A year later, Puente’s mother died in a car crash. By the time Puente was sixteen, she was working in a cathouse as a prostitute. That is where she met her first husband, Fred McFaul,
Harriet Tubman mostly known for her abolitionist work was a very influential woman that saved many slaves’ lives. She was born into slavery with siblings and parents by her side. She died on March 10, 1913, but is still remembered for all of her work. Harriet Tubman had a hard life in slavery, worked in the Civil War, rescued slaves, worked on the underground railroad and can be compared to Nat Turner who also lived in the period of time when there was slavery.