Alice Brown Davis- lived all of her life serving the Seminole Nation, in the early nineteenth century. She mostly taught, but she ran a trading post called Arbeka. She also built a ranch, was in charge of other local Native American currency, and was the superintendent of the Seminole girls' school. Not to mention she was a law interpreter, and even traveled to Palm beach, Florida to act as an interpreter a murder trial involving a Seminole man. In 1922 she became chief by President Warren G. Harding. Here, she became the first women to lead the Seminole Nation. Though, she was elected by the president, not by her tribe. Her tribe found her to be “well thought of and well respected and the people were happy with having her as Chief. “
When Katherine Garetson filed a claim on 160 acres of land in Tahosa Valley, she was 37 years old. The general consensus was that she was doomed to fail in her endeavor, as she knew nothing about homesteading and the extent of her skills were cooking, sewing, reading and writing. Her desperation for independence was way greater than her shortcomings, though. When her father suffered financial trouble, she had to move in with her married sister, Helen Dings. Because one of Helen’s sons was sick with was thought to be tuberculosis, the family made a trip to Colorado on the advice of the child’s physician during the summer of 1909. The family chose the Longs Peak Inn in Estes Park for their stay. They were so fond of the area, that they returned
Jane (Laura) Addams was born to Sarah (Weber) Addams and John Huy Addams on September 16, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois near Rockford and Wisconsin border. She was the eighth of nine children. From this union out of the nine children only three of the daughters and one son survived to see adulthood.
Ruthener Davis and Kenneth Davis were two waves. They constantly crashed against each other in an endless cycle of slamming doors and raised voices. Perhaps it was because they married young; Ruthener was only fifteen. Neither one of them were rich. They lived together in Newark, NJ in a rundown house with six kids. Anyone with those types of pressures might've came to hating their once significant other. Kenneth would hit his wife, and she would slash their tires. They'd scream and curse at each other in front of their children, until finally, Kenneth had had enough. Ruthener begged him to stay, but he'd have none of it. Kenneth left his wife, but not his children, whose social events he still attended, whose house he still paid for, and whose
Ann Deborah Lynn knew she was born to be leader despite her circumstances as an African American in Lexington, Kentucky. Born October 3, 1810 to William Henry Lynn and Sarah Mae Lynn, her vision to be an inspiring Civil Rights Activist would be the biggest challenge of her life. Her father, William was a slave captured in Angola, Africa in broad daylight and her mother, Sarah was a daughter of slaves from Guinea. Free blacks in the South couldn’t express how they felt and wasn’t able to travel as freely as the free slaves in the Northern cities. The North also had more to offer because they were becoming more urban which meant better jobs, transportation and growing middle-class. Ann always knew she wanted to travel and speak to other slaves
Mary White Rowlandson was a colonial American who was held captive by Algonkian Indians during King Philip's War. She was born in 1637 in Somerset, England. Her parents brought her along with her nine siblings to the colonies when she was young. Her parents were John and Joan White and she married Reverend Joseph Rowlandson in 1656. Their first child, Mary, died after her third birthday and they had three other children named Joseph, Mary, and Sarah.
Many individuals were killed throughout the Salem Witch Trials, but the first case involved Abigail Williams, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba. According to the University of Virginia, “Abigail Williams testified and said that several times last February she had been much afflicted with pains and often pinched by the apparition of Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba.” Due to their inability to explain things at the time, Salem blamed Abigail Williams’ pains, pinches, and fits on witchcraft. As a result, Sarah Osborne was one of the individuals accused of witchcraft.
Would the advances of today be up to such standards without the writings of history? Diary’s and books show the way of life along with what did and did not work. Women such as Martha Ballard and Mary Jemison gave an insight into their life that would have not been accessible to the world we know.
Hundreds of protestors are gathering outside of the courthouse either protesting or supporting a Christian woman’s beliefs and actions. Many hold up signs or scream louder than others to declare their personal point of view. Kim Davis is a county clerk in Ashland, Kentucky; has denied numerous marriage licenses for multiple same-sex and straight couples (Smith). This has become a very controversial issue for many and everyone has a different opinion as well. Kim Davis' trial is an influential trial by challenging many of the essential American principles such as morality or ethicality, upholding constitutional rights, and separation of church and state.
Betty Paris, age 9, and Abigail Williams and 11 in Salem village Massachusetts, February 16,1992, became ill. Their health failed to improve as they went into constant fits. So, Dr. Griggs was called it, and ruled his diagnoses as the Witchment. Soon other young women began experiencing similar behavior and an epidemic of panic of distress began to spread throughout colonial Massachusetts. A special court soon began to hear the cases and fine people who were guilty of witchcraft. Sarah Good, Sarah Asborn, and Tituba were the first people accused and arrested for witchcraft on Betty Paris and Abigail Williams. Every week more and more were accused and arrested. A belief and fear of the supernatural amplified the idea that some humans, witches,
Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was incarcerated for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Some say she did not break a law and should not be punished for her religious beliefs. Others say that she did break the law since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal. They also say that she didn't do her job when she refused to sign the marriage licenses.
On February 10, 1676 a dreadful event hit the settlers of Lancaster. The Narragansett Indians attacked and killed countless people and destroyed several houses. One of the men they killed begged for his life and even offered them money. The Indians didn’t pay any attention to him and hit him on the head with a hatchet, then proceeded to strip him of his clothes. Throughout this account Mary Rowlandson show an amazing trust and reliance in God.
A writer, who is like Olivia Pope for the women of color, and been working in order to expand the narrowness and inaccurate narratives of women of color in the mainstream media, is Michaela Angela Davis. By profession, Davis is an Image Activist, creative director, writer, and cultural commentator. She is a fixer of sorts that seeks to change pessimistic cognizance of Black women in the entertainment and media.
Jane Addams was a Progressive reformer and famous advocate for the settlement house movement. Addams mostly focused on improving social conditions for immigrants and for other residents of urban slums. Jane Addams’s health problem caused her to become famous reformer. In 1881 she travelled many medical schools. In one of her journey she took her friend Ellen Gates Starr with her. They visited well known Toynbee Hall in London. The purpose of Toynbee Hall was to reduce urban problems such as poverty. This visitation inspired them to create one settlement house in Chicago. In short term their dream became true. In 1889 they opened Hull House in the neighborhood of slums in Chicago. Hull House provided services for the poor immigrants in that