As, being a woman I have the privilege to take part in political and social affairs such as voting and being able to obtain an education. Due to all the influential women such as Susan B Anthony, Lucretia Mott etc. having fought for women’s rights have given women a chance to voice their opinion on political matters and represent their individuality in today’s society. The feminist movement led to significant changes within education for women as educational institutions welcomed women. Due to these changes women were able to obtain education, which still continues today, as I am personally able to attend a university in order to obtain a degree allowing me to enter different fields at the same level as men within the society.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born February 4th 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. Her Mother Leona was a teacher and father James McCauley was a carpenter. She completed high school at the age of twenty and married Raymond Parker a Barber in 1932, she had no children. She had one sibling, a brother called Sylvester. Rosa had many jobs which included been a secretary in the NAACP, a seamstress in a local department store and in the summer of 1955 she attended the highlander Folk school, an education centre for activism in workers’ rights and racial equality in Monteagle
Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born to Charley Mankiller, a full blooded Cherokee Indian, and Clara Irene Sitton of Dutch-Irish descent on November 18, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capitol city for the Cherokee Nation. She was the 6th child of 11 children born to the family. Wilma Pearl Mankiller became the first female chief of the Cherokee Indian Nation. Wilma Mankiller, whose family surname “is an old military title that was given to the person in charge of protecting the village” (powersource.com), grew up on 160-acre piece of land given to her paternal grandfather “as part of a settlement the federal government made for forcing the Cherokee to move to Oklahoma from their tribal lands in the Carolinas and Georgia in the 1830s” (Verchock), this move between territory’s is known as the Trail of Tears. During the time of her youth in the early 1950’s, the Bureau of Indian affairs initiated policy to remove and relocate Indians from the reservations.
Located on the western end of Lake Erie, the rapidly growing Toledo, OH was birth place to Gloria Marie Steinem. Born in the spring & middle of the Great Depression in 1934, on March 25. Her mother Ruth was of Scottish/German decent & her father Leo Steinem of Jewish background & German/Polish decent. Gloria already had activism in her genes. Her paternal grandmother Pauline Steinem riding the first wave of feminism as an educational committee chairwoman for the National Woman Suffrage Association & a delegate to the International Council of Women, among other involve-ment.
She is basically this incredible, feminist super-hero who travels this and other countries to help organize and lecture about issues around feminism, race and sex caste systems, gender roles, child abuse and non-violent conflict resolution among other important topics. At first, I just thought that Gloria Steinem was our generation’s feminist mother Theresa. That all her activism and
Friedan was an author, an activist, and the first president of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women aimed to promote women 's ideas, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights of women in all aspects of life. Friedan ignited the second wave of American feminism by writing The Feminine Mystique. Friedan 's audience would most likely be women who want their rights and are annoyed with the housewife role. In her article, "The Importance of Work," Friedan uses several means of persuasion and different types of rhetorical strategies to describe the change in human identity.
Thanks to their courage, vision and determination they have changed the course of history for women and made it possible for women to have an active voice in this country. Emily Murphy, as well as the other women in the Famous Five, are role models and have encouraged other women today to work together to help fight for the rights of
Also he had been at the forefront of the American’s first technological revolution and also set up the stage for the modern electric world.In 1871 edison married a 16 year old Mary stilwell that was a employee at one of his businesses.Also during their 13 year marriage they had three children MArion, Thomas, and William and that he also became a inventor. Also in 1884 Mary died at the age of 29 of a brain tumor. Also in 1886 Edison married Mina Miller and she is his junior.Alo during his life Edison did received 1,093 U.S patents an alo filed a additional 500 to 600 that was unsuccessful or that was abandoned. Also he executed his first patent for his electrographic vote-recorder on October 13,1865 at the age of 29.Also his last patent was for a apparatus for holding an object during the electroplating process.Also during the World War I the U.S government asked if Thomas edison to head to the NAval Consulting board which examined
There was a first wave and second wave of feminism that took place in the late 19th and 20th century. This first wave brought many changes. Women of this time realized they wanted basic control of their lives. They wanted the right to vote and own property. “The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States.