Zora Neale Hurston was born January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama and later moved to Eatonville, Florida. She lived a happy childhood in her 8-room house and 7 siblings. As a child, she was raised in an all black community, therefore was never exposed to discrimination. Black achievement flourished in her town, including her father and mother. Zora’s father, John Hurston, formulated laws. Zora’s mother Lucy Ann Hurston aided in churches as a director of the christian curricula. However, following the death of her mother in 1904, Zora’s life shifted. Her father quickly remarried, resulting in a difficult relationship in which he no longer had the time or money for his children. (Gradesaver)
In this passage from her autobiography, “One Writer’s Beginnings”, Eudora Welty recalls early experiences of reading and books that had later impact on her craft as a writer of fiction. Welty’s language conveys the intensity and values of these experiences with the use of imagery, with the use of diction, and the use of details.
My first impression of Eudora is that she is a well-off person with a good background and a very good education. Through this she has had the abilities to gain good literary knowledge she had attended university but returned
Eudora Welty’s sheltered, adolescent life, coupled with her parent’s emphasis on education and reading, helped to shape her as the writer she was by making her stylistic approaches daring and intelligent while keeping a southern tone and state of mind.
Elizabeth Cochran, a.k.a. Nellie Bly was the first known female reporter. Bly's life spanned Reconstruction, the Victorian and Progressive Eras, the Great War, and its aftermath (Kroeger, 1996). And, even though there remains no fully organized collection of her life's personal or
Annie Easley was born April 23, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama. Born to Mary Melvina Hoover and Samuel “Bird” Johnson. Annie and her older brother were raised by their single mother in Birmingham. Starting from 5th grade all the way through 12th, Annie attended parochial schools. Parochial schools were schools that related only to a church theme. She attended the Holy Family High School. While in high school Annie thought that becoming a nurse or a teacher were the only jobs that were open to African American women. Since Annie didn’t intend on becoming a teacher, she intended on becoming a nurse. Towards the end of high school, Annie decided to purse becoming a pharmacist. She would end up deciding to purse pharmaceutical medicine while graduating valedictorian of her class. After graduating high school valedictorian, Annie Easley attended the Roman Catholic University where she majored in pharmaceuticals. Annie spent two years in the program. The Roman Catholic University would later be called the Xavier University of Louisiana.
Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891 (Bio). Her occupation is being an author of the Civil Rights Activist (Bio). Writer and anthropologist, she was born in Notasulga, Alabama (Gates 425). Her place of birth was in Notasulga, Alabama (Bio). She grew up in Eatonville, Florida, where her father, a Baptist preacher, was also the town’s mayor (Ashby & Ohrn 220). She grew up uneducated and poor but she was educated with black folklore (“Zora Neale Hurston”).
She would recall this event later on in her writing, in which she accused leaders of the company of using unfair tactics to put not only her father, but many other small oil companies out of business. As for schooling, she graduated at the head of her high school class in Titusville and went on to study at Allegheny College in 1876. She also graduated there in 1880 as the only woman of the class. After graduation, she began her career as a teacher in Poland, a city in Ohio. She taught geology, geometry and trigonometry classes as well as multiple languages. After two years of working in that profession, she realized teaching was not for her and that she enjoyed writing a lot more- this prompted her to pursue a career as a journalist
Eudora Welty has made significant contributions to the cause of American literature using themes that share the ideology of separate spheres. The story in question, “Livvie”, in principal is the renewal of the main character’s life, from the realm of death. The story revolves around the life of Livvie, who is married to a much older man, Solomon. Although the married life provides some personal security and regularity, it lacks in passion. This makes her feel that she is entrapped in the relationship. While this sort of conflict had been explored and presented by many female writers of the last century, Eudora Welty’s offering is not so prominent by the narrative method but by the story’s thematic
She lived and worked in U.S.A., in New York and in Princeton (N.J.). She furthered her studies in contemporary art at the Deparment of Fine Arts of Mercer County. She is married to Henry Gutman,
Zarah Leander was born as Zarah Stina Hedberg in Karlstad, Sweden on March 15, 1907 (Koepnick, 2002). Leander was a famous actress and singer of Nazi Germany during the Third Reich (Ascheid, 1999). Early on, Leander began her career in Sweden as an actress in both films and staged acts (Lunde, 2011). According to Ascheid (2003), Leander also was a recording artist that had songs in many different languages such as in French and in her native language, Swedish. Although Leander was in the film and music industry, she was not very well known beyond the proxemics of her homeland in Sweden (Ascheid, 1999). In 1936, Leander was first discovered by the German film industry for her staged musical role in Axel an der Himmerlstür, which took place in Vienna (Ascheid, 1999). This was Leander’s first German language role (Acheid, 1999).
Elizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett was born March 6, 1806 in Durham, England to Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett and Mary Graham Clarke. She was the eldest of twelve. Her father made the family fortune from a sugar plantation. In 1809, the Barretts moved to an estate called Hope End in England. Elizabeth Barrett’s childhood was spent happily at the family’s home in England. She had no formal education, learning solely from her brother’s tutor and from her continuous reading. She managed over the years to learn Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. She learned rapidly and began writing at an early age.