A woman once said "Educate a boy, you educate a man, but educate a girl and you educate a family" (Face To Face: We Founded, n.d. pg.1). This woman was Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, born on February 27, 1857, who was an incredible woman with the qualities of a leader and inspiring other women with her speeches (Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, n.d. pg.1). She changed many women's lives as she made education beyond grade 8 possible for women and girls as well as helping women reach equality with men. It all started when Adelaide went to Ladies College and met John Hoodless whom she married and later had 4 children (Who Is Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, n.d. pg.1). Then, tragedy struck in the family.
My father is embodiment of the Dike family and worked hard to come to America. My father’s side was always full of hatred and turmoil and it was rough for my father growing up. Despite all that my father was able to bring my mother to America, but the most devastating thing happened. When my mother married my father and by the way she carries the Nwosu name her shoulders as well and another thing both of my parents have in common is that they are both the oldest in their respective families and I commend them for all they have done to unite the two most powerful families to make peace in my village in Nigeria. Like I was saying earlier the most devastating thing to ever happen in my family, is that my parents both went to prison on some drug charges.
Furthermore, it is important to recognize that hair is with out a doubt the most complex signifier African American women and girls use to display their identities in order to take on situated social meanings, and to understand how and why hair comes to matter so much in a Black women’s construction of their identity. Just as mentioned in Chris Rock’s, Good Hair, in Jacobs-Hueys’ book it is also evident that Black women feel the need to conform their natural state to a more common, typical look. It is through the hair salons, and educational seminars that teach individuals when hair is hair, and alternatively when hair is not just hair. These two seemingly contradictory stances hint at just
Victoria Woodhull Victoria Claflin Woodhull was born on September 23, 1838 in Homer, Ohio. She was born as Victoria Claflin and was said to have inherited a lot of her mother’s fiery personality and was imitating preachers when she was young. Victoria spent much of her childhood traveling with her family because when she was ten years old, Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, had visions and their father took this as an opportunity and took them on the road as psychic healers. When Victoria was fifteen years old she married Dr. Canning Woodhull who was a Cincinnati doctor and a patent medicine salesman. They had two children together.
When she came back to visit, she had changed her name to Wangero which she believed represented her heritage more so than “being named after the people who oppress me” (112). Dee’s personal struggle to overcome the oppression directly parallels the African American community’s struggle to overcome oppression. The evolution of the African American community in society can creatively be seen through Alice Walker’s development of the characters Mama, Maggie, and Dee. Walker also uses possessions to creatively represent the heritage of the family. Through the three characters, Walker symbolizes the struggles and success of the African American community.
She taught Public school for 43 years in D.C and was also President of the Board of Education. She opened up the door for other African- American women in Mathematics. She fought racial segregation within the school system and also supported a lawsuit to desegregate the school system. Birth Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes was born to parents Dr. William Lofton and Mrs. Lavina Day Lofton in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1890. Her father was a prominent dentist and a financial supporter of black institutions and charities and her mother was active in the Catholic Church.
She was a pioneer not only for women, but for all people. She inspired not only black woman, but she inspired businessmen, all women, and America people in general. Being born in Richmond, Virginia as a black woman not only was a blessing but it inspired her to become more than just a black woman, it inspired her to become a teacher, an editor, an entrepreneur and a community activist. But
He was born November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina to father Frank Graham and mother Coffey Graham (Raphael 1). His father constantly set a wonderful example for Billy during his childhood and particularly influenced Billy to become an evangelist because of his own evangelistic speeches. His parents were always concerned for Billy’s future and never used profanity even when they were upset. Their great examples truly impacted Billy to become who he was, with many advantageous
Which was the first multi racial in the U.S. and it was during a time when the United States still had racism. Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey were Anna’s mentors and role models in her Life, her biggest mentor and supporter was her husband Lawrence. He supported her in every way and he was the one who build her the famous deck at her house. Others artist mentioned and shown in the movie were Morton Subotnick, Luciano Berio, her two daughters Daria Halprin and Rana Halprin. Page 2 I think that Anna’s salient features in this movie were spiritual and natural movement.
Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Church. A.D’s daughter Alberta graduated from Spellman Collage in Atlanta. A.D Williams was happy to open his home and accepted King into his home and family as a son. In 1931 Williams died, leaving King to take over as the head pastor of the church (Hodgson 20). Making improvement to the church’s finances Martin became the highest paid black pastor of his time (Hodgson 21).