Before and during the Civil Rights Era, the United States was extremely biased against African Americans, and especially against African American women. Not only was Angelou black and female, she was also growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, during a time when the south was not welcoming of African American rights. In her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou describes her upbringing and states,“If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being
Miriam Amanda Wallace “Ma” Ferguson (1875-1961), first woman governor of Texas, daughter of Joseph L. and Eliza (Garrison) Wallace, was born in Bell County, Texas, on June 13, 1875. She went to Salado College and Baylor Female College at Belton. In 1899, at the age of 24, she married James Edward Ferguson, as well of Bell County. Mrs. Ferguson served as the first lady of Texas during the gubernatorial terms of her husband (1915-17), who was challenged during his 2nd administration. When James Ferguson failed to get his name on the ballot in 1924, Miriam entered the race for the Texas governorship. Before announcing for office, she had committed her energies mostly to her husband and two daughters. This fact, and the mixture of her first and
Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson a.k.a “MA” was the first woman governor of texas, she was born in Bell County, TX on June 13, 1875 she had two daughters Joseph L. and Eliza (Garrison) Wallace, Miriam A. Ferguson married James E. Ferguson in 1899 at the age 24. Her husband James E. Ferguson tried to get his name on the ballot in 1924 sadly he failed that’s when Miriam A. Ferguson ran for governor before then Miriam always took care of her family that’s why Miriam supporters made up “MA” Ferguson and her first and middle name make up “MA” so they always called her “MA” and to make people vote for her she said she promised with her husband she would have “two governors for the price of one” Miriam promised that she would extensive cuts in the in
Reba Nell McEntire is a legendary country singer. She grew up in the small town of McAlester, Oklahoma, and is now a star in Nashville, Tennessee. She is still going strong at the age of sixty. Reba was born on March 28, 1955. Her profession is being a country singer and an actor. She is married and has one child.
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.
Mollie Goodnight did all that she could throughout her whole life from taking care of her siblings right after both of her parents’ deaths, to just teaching some of her husband's farm hands how to read. Mollie tried to do her best even in the darkest of times, which is one of the reasons that she is one of the best women Texas has ever had.
Anthony’s first paid position was headmistress of the girls department of Canajoharie Academy in 1846. During this time she was deeply troubled by the fact that women received much lower wages than their male counterparts for equal work. She returned to the family farm in Rochester New York when Canajoharie Academy closed in 1849. At this time she began to be fully involved in reform work. She was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851 who had played a key role in organizing the Seneca Falls convention in 1848, which was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. The two of them formed a lifelong friendship and ever after were constant partners in the battle for women’s rights and social justice. Their relationship was complimentary: Stanton did the writing and came up with ideas while Anthony excelled at organizing and delivering speeches. Her methods of raising public awareness and building grassroots support for social causes are still in use by political parties today.
Queen Esther Julia Kapiolani Napelakapuokakae, other known Queen Kapiolani, was born on December 31,1834 in Hilo, Hawaii, and died on June 24, 1899 in Waikiki. She was married to David Kalakaua and both of them changed Hawaii. Queen Kapiolani is one of Hawaii’s greatest monarchs because of her good morals, she created the Iolani Palace, and she created Queen Kapiolani Medical Center
Melba Pattillo Beals is a teenage girl who got excepted with eight other kids to go to an all white high school called "Central High". Melba and the other were tormented and threatened the whole time they were there. Melbas family and friends gave her the strength to get through her problems even if she wasn’t wanted at Central High. Melba made some white kids who were different, She was in a life or death situation a couple of times at Central High.
In Florida and across the nation there are countless men and women who work to serve and protect us every day. Countless Hispanic-Americans have gone the extra mile to make Florida admirable place to live, including Maria Andreu. Maria Andreu made her mark as a Hispanic-American because she took up the responsibilities of her husband, she willing worked many laborious tasks, and represented herself as not only a Hispanic American, but also as a woman.
Edith Anglin Addie passed away at San Juan Villa of natural causes on Sunday, November 20, at the age of 91. A graveside service was held on December 3, at Laurel Grove cemetery with Reverend Carl Hanson officiating.
Rachel Dolezal, recently quit NAACP amid controversy after her parents revealed that has falsely portrayed herself as a black woman for years. At first the scheduled NAACP meeting was postponed, later she issued her resignation on the chapter's Facebook page. "It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President."
The light shine down and the music surrounds her as she dance into the air and across the stage. The audience yells and clap for her as the curtain close. It’s the end of another work week for Jane Onwuegbuchu. Jane comes from a very huge family of 8, where it’s very hard for her to be at the center of attention, especially being the 5th child. Jane was born in Houston, Texas on June 22, 1987 to Rosaline and James Onwuegbuchu. She started dancing at the young age of 3 with Elite dancers and fell in love with dancing since then. “Growing up as a child, Jane was a very good child, she loved dancing and just seeing her dance melt my heart. She was a part of a lot of dance organization, church, youth dance team etc… You name it and she was there,”
Queen Lili’uokalani or Lydia Kamakaeha was born into a royal family on September 2, 1838 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her Parents names were Pākī and Kōnia. As a child, Lydia was very educated because her father was the king. She learned to speak english fluently and she loved music and poetry. She was the first female monarch in Hawaii and became a part of the court when she was a teenager (www.biography.com).