Althea Gibson: the first African-American to win the French championships, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Nationals.
Although there are numerous famous Arkansans in World History I’ve kindly chosen to do Mary Nell Steenburgen, one of the most celebrated actors.
Both of Dalton's patents were artists. His mother, Ellen, grew up in northern Pennsylvania, the daughter of a dentist, and was a graduate of Penn State University. She was active in the civil rights movement in the early sixties and later spent time in Haiti as a volunteer. She is probably best described as somewhat of a
Not only was Annie known for shooting talent, but also for her kindness and personality. Annie was different from most performers. She was sweet, modest, feminine, and honest (Haugen 9-13). Crowds of all different ages were drawn to Annie’s performances because of these attributes (“Annie Oakley” Encyclopedia). Annie had a generous heart towards those in need. She sent money to her extended family and donated to charities to help little orphans (”Annie Oakley” Biography.com). Annie helped many in need by providing money for
Did you know that Deborah Sampson was first known to impersonate a man? Deborah was born December 17, 1760 in Plympton, MA. In this paper you will learn about Deborah Sampson’s childhood, education, how they impacted the Revolutionary War, and other interesting facts.
Nancy Morgan Hart (c. 1735–1830) was a rebel of the Revolutionary War noted for her exploits against Loyalists in the northeast Georgia backcountry. She is characterized as a tough, resourceful frontier woman who repeatedly outsmarted Tory soldiers and also killed some outright as she held them out at gunpoint.
Mamie Phipps Clark was born on April 18, 1917 in Hot Spring, Arkansas. Mrs. Clark was brought up knowing a professional lifestyle. Her father Harold H. Phipps was an African American, who was a physician and was more than able to support his family of four rather easily. Her mother Katy Florence Phipps, was a homemaker who was very involved in her husband's medical practice. Mamie had explained that being an African American in the early 1930’s and living in the South was far from easy, even for the middle class family that she came from. “My father was a well-respected black person, and it was a phenomenon that is not really unusual in the South, that even in the highly segregated situations, you will have a few blacks that are
In Lakota Woman, a biographical account of Mary Crow Dog, there is established a reoccurring theme centered around Native American women and their outlasting strength as they play their roles of wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters. Especially so in trying times, which Crow Dog illustrates, that have spanned for centuries and are as inescapable as they have ever been. Remarkable are her feats of bravery fueled by strength she’s derived from other influential women in her life and her love for her people and their traditions. Without a doubt, Native American women had and always will play a large role in keeping the ardor behind their fight for equality and justice lit. Whether it be physically, such as it was in Wounded Knee, spiritually, in their participation in keeping up rituals and religion, or traditionally, as they help uphold old values beloved by their people for centuries.
After the Civil War Clara Barton supported families impacted by the Civil War by establishing the of the Office of Missing Soldiers in Washington, DC. Her office worked dilligently to identify missing and killed soldiers in order to contact the distraught familes.
The Great Depression was an event in history which no one saw coming. Franklin D. Roosevelt was left with the mess Herbert Hoover started during his presidency. The stock market crash was the beginning of a chain reaction of inadequate events. So what was the Stock Market Crash? The Stock Market Crash was a time where there was a high unemployment rate. Having gone through severe unemployment, and food shortages the American people were beginning to lose hope. After FDR came into office people began to regain hope, because of his New Deals. His New Deals would bring Relief, Recovery, and Reform. He presented Types of New
Bertha Wilson was a remarkable woman who changed the face of the Supreme Court of Canada forever. She was the first woman appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the first female partner in a major law firm. Even though she wasn’t a Chief Justice, it was a huge accomplishment for a woman to be a Puisne Justice. Bertha Wilson was chosen for my Heritage Fair topic because Bertha worked hard even when she knew that no woman had been where she had been before. This essay will explain different times in Bertha’s life and how she made her mark in the books of Great Canadian Women.
“Dr. Mather, if the Ghost Dance worked, there would be no exceptions. All you white people would disappear. All of you. If those dead Indians came back to life, they wouldn’t crawl into a sweathouse with you. They wouldn‘t smoke the pipe with you. They’d kill you. They’d gut you and eat your heart.”
Clara Barton, who was born in 1821, grew up in Massachusetts. Growing up with five siblings, she was taught that women weren’t supposed to do activities such as being a nurse or working in the military. While this was not the norm, she wished to become a nurse as a child because she was influenced by her father who worked in the military. She was a rebel. He would come home to tell her tales of his time in the military which often included stories of his wounded cohorts. At only ten years old, she took it upon herself to nurse her brother back to health after he fell off the roof of their barn. Eventually, she turned to teaching as she got older. During her time as a teacher her students were so well behaved the parents deemed her the best discipliner. Offended, she requested them to take back this name. Barton fared well as a teacher and knew how to handle rambunctious children, particularly the boys, since as a child she enjoyed her male cousins' and brothers' company.
Annie Easley was born on April 23,1933, In Birmingham Alabama. Easley and her brother were raised by thaier single mother Mary Melvin Hoover. Her mother was one of her greatest inspirations and her role model, she always encouraged her to get a good education. In an oral history interview with NASA, she said that her mother always used to tell her "You can be anything you want to. It doesn't matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it." Annie Easley attended school in Birmingham and graduated as the valedictorian of her grade. At that time Easly Wanted to become a nurse because she thought it was one of the only careers open to black women. However, later on