“Ar’n’t I a woman?” Sojourner Truth was an uneducated African American abolitionist and a women’s right activist. She was born Isabella Baumfree, a slave. She faced many trials and tribulations during the time she was enslaved. After getting her freedom she sued to get her son back, who was illegally sold. Truth went on to win the case, which made her one of the first African American women to sue a white man and win.
Mary was the first black women appointed to the Board of Education, she became the first president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, and she was the first women president of the Bethel Literary and Historical Society. Mary speaks about the trials and tribulations African Americans had to endure during the early 1900’s, and how situations continue to worsen as time goes on. In her speech she goes on to make references how colored people are not being treated fairly and with dignity she believes they deserve. She makes it easy for her listeners to understand these injustices by referencing topics her audience can relate to. Her story about how a young colored women was turned away from a job just because the color of her skin can be linked with how women with higher capabilities than their male counterparts are still not receiving the position.
She lived from 1879 to 1966. She was a nurse, sex educator and an activist for women’s rights particularly regarding birth control. She actually coined and popularized the term. At that time in society, discussion of birth control was considered obscene and was illegal. She was jailed many times over the course of her life for publicly speaking and writing about her beliefs.
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a head woundwhen hit by a heavy metal weight.
Harriet Tubman’s Great Achievements Harriet Tubman was a hero that completed many brave and selfless acts. She was born in Maryland in 1822 and by the age of 5, she was already working. She got married in 1844, to a free black man, but she was still a slave. Finally, in 1849, her master died and she decided to escape. That is when her great achievements began.
Harriet Jacobs’ Narrative "I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what slavery really is. Only by experience can any one realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations." After nearly seven years hiding in a storeroom crawlspace above her grandmother’s home, Harriet Ann Jacobs took a step that other slaves dared to dream. She secretly boarded a boat in Edenton, N.C., bound for Philadelphia, New York; eventually she reunited with her children and gained freedom. This young slave woman’s fight and faith were written in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, self-published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.
Anthony wrote that "when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is a sign that, by education or circumstances, she has been greatly wronged,” Susan B. Anthony encouraged women to register to vote and then vote, using the Fourteenth Amendment as justification. On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and others attempted to vote and some, including Anthony, are arrested. Later, she was tried for "illegally"
Her novel `The Awakening' (1899) shocked many people with its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and artistic longings. Collins, Martha Layne (born 1963) Kentucky's first female governor and first woman to chair the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors. Friedan, Betty (born 1921) Born in the U.S., a famous author and known feminist. She wrote the best-seller, "The Feminine Mystique" and challenged traditional roles of women. Cofounder and president of the National Organization for Women (from 1966-1977).
Truth then went on to lecture in antislavery and women’s rights movements. It was during her time with the women’s rights movement that Truth delivered her Aint I a Women speech in Akron, Ohio, on May 1851. In this speech, Truth not only addresses the struggle of women, but also the duality of the black women in that they have to combat not only racism, but sexism as well. She begins by talking about how men perceive women as frail saying “Dat man ober dar say dat womin needs to be helped into carriages and lifted ober ditches and to hab de best place everywhar.” (68). But then she goes on to say that she has never received such treatment from a man and isn’t she a woman as well?
The abuse ended when she was fourteen years old; Oprah credits her father for saving her from the abuse. Oprah had a son when she was 14 years old who died as an infant.Because of her teen pregnancy, she often had suicidal thoughts. As a teen, she learned 20 new vocabulary words a week and she was crowned Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. In highschool, Oprah was elected President of Student Council and she was also selected “most popular” in high school as a senior. She graduated from Nicolet High School