She won her case in a lower court, but the decision was reversed in an appeals higher court. This was seventy-one years before Rosa Parks did something similar. She then started writing for newspapers and began her activism against racism. When she was thirty several of her friends were lynched. This led Ida to start an anti-lynching campaign.
Prosser’s life came to a tragic halt, leaving the world wondering what she could have accomplished had she lived longer. Prosser was an inspirational figure for siblings, as well as for the people who she came into contact with in her career. Inez Beverly Prosser, born Inez Prosser was born to parents Samuel Andrew Beverly and Veola Hamilton, in the small town Yoakum, Texas. (Benjamin, Henry, Mcmahon 2005) Due to lack of public record her year of birth is not verifiable by any one specific source. Prosser is the second oldest of eleven children but the first to go to college.
There, she became a servant to Ebenezer Wells. Blacks were not allowed to be baptized in the 1700s. Despite the fact, Ebenezer Wells allowed Lucy to be baptized. In 1746, Lucy witnessed the Indian Massacre at the age of 16, which is now known as the “bars fight”. Despite her young age, she later wrote two poetic versions of the battle.
She was jailed many times over the course of her life for publicly speaking and writing about her beliefs. In the early 1900’s she worked in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood of mostly poor, immigrants. She treated many women after “back alley abortions” or attempts at self-induced abortion. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously decide whether she will or will not be a mother,” (The Biography Website, 2014) It wasn’t until 1936 that the Supreme Court ruled that doctors could legally prescribe and discuss birth control methods. While I don’t agree with her thoughts on eugenics, I strongly believe in the right of every person to make decisions regarding their own health.
Rosa Parks Although she was known as Rosa Parks, she was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. As a child she lived with her grandparents and developed strong roots by going to church with them. During Rosa's childhood she was influenced by the Jim Crow Laws. Rosa was home-schooled until the age of eleven, and then she attended a segregated public school which was known as the Industrial School For Girls in Montgomery, Alabama. Earning her high school degree in 1933, she then went on to get a secondary education.
-She was a slave along with her family. -described as “A crusade for Justice” -Believed strongly in equality Specific Issues -In Memphis, she first began to fight (literally) for racial and gender justice. In 1884 she was asked by the conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man and ordered her into the smoking or "Jim Crow" car, which was already crowded with other passengers. Despite the 1875 Civil
On November 1, 1872 Anthony and a group of fifty women, a group Anthony organized herself, arrived at a local barbershop in Rochester, New York and demanded to register to vote. When the election inspectors denied her request, Anthony was not surprised and was prepared to not back down. This attitude Anthony possessed was a reoccurring trait she presented throughout her lifetime that would eventually lead to the reform she strived for. After failing to get approval peacefully, Anthony then threatened to sue the inspectors with her lawyer for a large sum of money and quoted the Fourteenth Amendment citizen’s provision. (sight) The inspectors approved her to register after she stated her admirable knowledge of the constitution, demonstrating how well she prepared for this day by studying all laws affiliated with an individual’s rights.
Full Name: Doreen Elizabeth Jones Type of Dementia: Alzheimer’s disease Age/ D.O.B: 85 23/03/1930 Sex: Female Material Status: Widow Children: two Children (one son and one daughter) Son lives away so only sees daughter. Siblings: Two sisters, both died before Doreen Friends: One female friend, she has a car and they go for weekly trips out together. Career History: she worked as a typist from the age of 18, became a housewife when she had her first child at 24. At the age of 30 she became an English teacher at a local primary school as she approached retirement she became a cleaner for the final few years of her career before retiring at the age of 60. Interests and Hobbies: she has always looked after her family so hasn’t
Molly Dempsey Professor Larry Speight LI 220-779 1 October 2014 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born on July 3rd, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut to Mary Perkins and Frederick Beecher Perkins. She had a brother, Thomas Adie, who was fourteen months older than her and her mother and father were afraid to have any more children because a physician warned Perkins that she could die if she bore another child. While Charlotte was still a young child, her father walked out on her, her mother, and her brother leaving them meager support. Mary Perkins was not a very affectionate woman, but wanted to keep them from being hurt in the same way that she had been. To do so she forbade her children from building strong friendships
Sometimes he had stormy, horrific ways that made his victims tremble; sometimes he assumed a gentleness that he thought must surely subdue.” when the slave wrote her autobiography, she was only fifteen years old. You could only imagine how she felt being that young as a slave. In this excerpt, she shows active resistance. She shows active resistance because she runs away from her master to the north. The impact of slavery in this autobiography is that a 15 year old girl was a slave and was being made to do stuff in horrific