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.
Barbara Jordan was born on February 21, 1936 in Houston Texas. She was the youngest child of three. Her father Benjamin Jordan was a Baptist minister and warehouse clerk. Her mother, Arlyne was a maid, housewife and church teacher. Jordan went to college at the University of Texas. She graduated from college being one out of two African American women in her class. Jordan passed away from viral pneumonia on January 17, 1996. Barbara Jordan is a modern here because she is a brave woman, she overcame racism, she is also a civil rights activist.
Unfortunately, in our time of an opioid epidemic, people will do anything to feed their irrepressible drug habit, which is why it isn't surprising, and head-shakingly sad, to hear that a woman faked cancer to feed hers. The really surprising part? She's married to a police officer, and he didn't catch on for almost four years.
Born on May 9, 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Joy Harjo comes from two well known ancestries; Native American and Canadian (Joy). In her early years she was more involved with her painter family then her native
Mary Fields was born in 1834 and she passed away in 1914. Mary Fields was the very first African-American women to carry the mail. Mary Fields was born into slavery while she lived in Tennessee, she stopped being a slave when the war ended and slavery had been outlawed. Mary Fields was also known as Stagecoach Mary or Black Mary, she was also an American pioneer. After slavery was outlawed she then began to work for Judge Edmund Dunne in her home. When Mary was a slave her original owner was Judge Edmund Dunne and after slavery was outlawed she still proceeded to work for and with her. Mary Fields was a female African-American pioneer. Mary Fields was said to be one of the most colorful characters in the history of the Great Plains it's also been said that she was six feet tall and she weighed over 200 pounds. She also
In the beginning I was disillusioned and disheartened. I am a proud and patriotic American and I could not reconcile my love of country and admiration for the Founding Fathers with the fact that so many of them owned people who had been kidnapped from their homes in Africa, or were descended from people who had been kidnapped.
Ida Wells Barnett was born in Holly Springs, Missouri, on July 16, 1862, exactly 2 months and 6 days later prior to when United States President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in Confederate-held territory. Ida attended Shaw University, also known as Rust College, a school that was established for freed men after the Civil War. Like her father, Ida attended Shaw University, but was expelled for rebellious behavior after a confrontation with the college president. While visiting family in the Mississippi Valley in 1878, at the age of 16, she became primary caregiver to her six brothers and sisters, when both of her parents and brother succumbed to yellow fever, leaving her and her five other siblings orphaned.
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,
Sarah Breedlove which name she was born into on 12/23/1867 in Delta Louisiana on a cotton plantation.Sarah Breedlove parents name was Minerva and Owen Breedlove.Sarah Breedlove had 5 siblings.In all 6 kids Owen and Minerva had,Sarah Breedlove was the first one to be born-free.Sarah Breedlove was born-free because she was born around the war of 1812.
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. “
Ellen Mary Pleasant was a legendary woman with a great influence. In fact, she has her own memorial park to honor her for her contribution to the world. The memorial park is located in 1501-1699 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94109. The memorial park is the smallest park in San Francisco. Ellen Mary Pleasant was born on August 19,1814 and has sadly died on January 4th, 1904 at the age of 90.
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.
Angela Ciera Barnes was born on June 1, 1998, in Salisbury, MD to Sarah Baines and Angelo Barnes. On March 7, 2017 Angela passed away surrounded by loved ones and friends.
Louise Day Hicks took a very unconventional path, unlike most women she choose to follow in her father 's footsteps of becoming a lawyer and politician, challenging the changing gender roles of that time, something I find admirable. Hicks had the power to be remembered as a political icon, being the first female Democrat to represent Massachusetts in the House or for her run for mayor of Boston, instead, she is remembered as a symbol of racism, something I can’t overlook. If I could sit down with Hicks I would ask her why she took a progressive stance while she was a representative, but then choose to implement and enforce discriminatory policies while she was on the Boston School Committee and running for mayor. I would ask her if she choose
Joy was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States. While attending American University, Joy met a guy named Bill got married and had their first child Nikki. However, Joy ended up leaving Bill due to him being abusive and having drug problems. “Pages 1-7” Joy is important to this story because she showed Wes the rights and wrongs since he was young, making him the person he is now.Wes explains throughout the first chapter the different sacrifices she took to give him and sisters a better life , like moving to the