One of the most memorable pilgrims of The Canterbury Tales, as well as one of the most memorable women in literature, is the Wife of Bath. She is a "lusty and domineering" woman who is proud of and outspoken about her sexuality and believes that a woman should have sovereignty in a marriage (Norton 80). She is also extremely blunt and outspoken about her ideas and beliefs. Despite being a woman of the fourteenth century, her ideas, beliefs, and behavior are more like those of the twentieth century. For these reasons, she seems true to life even today. However, her ideas, beliefs, and behavior are not at all representative of the women of her time. Women in the Middle Ages had more freedom
Some say she contributed a lot of important things to science. Her many honors include induction into Phi Beta Kappa as well as being tapped as a fellow of the American Association for the advancement of science. She started a scholarship in honor of her father for minority students who want to study science at Queens College. She is described as a person a happy person because of her accomplishments. She inspires african-american females to do what they put their mind to.
She first wanted to be an internist, but it changed when she became interested in neurosurgery. But that path was where people told her not to do, so she encountered difficulties obtaining the internship. But she refused to give up; she was then accepted as a surgical intern at the Yale-New Have Hospital. She went there after graduating, cum laude, from medical school in 1975.
She also discovered through her research that African Americans were twice as likely to suffer from blindness as other patients to which she
She moved to California the following year to work as an assistant professor of surgery. She worked at both the University of California and Charles R. Drew University. In 1975, she was the first faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute who was a female. In 1976, she co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. They said that “Eyesight is a basic human right.” In 1983, she had then helped to make the Ophthalmology Residency Training program at UCLA Drew. She also chaired it, which added to her firsts. She became the first female to hold such a highly ranked position.
She was the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She originally wanted to attend the University of Texas but since it was so segregated she don’t not get admitted and chose Texas Southern University, majoring in political science and history.
After graduating from college she taught at a female college in Danville, Kentucky. In 1871, she moved to Cartersville, Georgia where she opened a female high school along with her friend Anna Safford. While in Georgia she joined the First Baptist church and ministered to underprivileged families in Bartow County. While she was ministering to these families she knew that she wanted to do more. She wanted to explore other countries around the world; she wanted to know if they had the same opportunity as her to hear the
After graduating high school, Earhart became a nurse’s aide in Canada during World War I to help with the wounded soldiers returning home from war. Afterwards, she enrolled at Columbia University in New York as a pre-medical student, but
After finding out about Emmett Till’s tragic death and the many others who were slaughtered and tortured she became a student activist and joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organization to fight for their own
When she came out to California she became a young adult at the age of 24, and was granted a job at Berkeley College as a teacher assistant in the science, and math department. She was able to find long term friends, and get in touch with her being an activist, strong mother, and a liberal fighter. She got involved with supporting her Black students anyway she could,
This African-American female pioneer made history becoming the first black woman to complete a residency in ophthalmology. She was also the first female faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. She also contributed in the co-founding of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. This innovator helped create the Ophthalmology Residency Training program at UCLA-Drew, becoming the first woman in the nation to hold the position as a chair person. One of her most world-renown projects were inventing the Laserphaco Probe, reshaping how the world saw cataracts.
In 1980 she graduated from Brown University with an honorary degree she began her career as a labor organizer that organize low workers in janitorial industries. She went across the country, organizing garment workers in south Texas, hotel workers in New Orleans, and janitors in Los Angeles In 1985 she became a leader for Justice for Janitor. As a leader she fought for every know week worker to