Unit 3 Project: Defying Mother Nature Pamela Leary Kaplan University CM107-04 Rosa Mae Leary born Rosa Mae Barron came into the world on May 2, 1917. Though she’s ninety-six years old now, she did not get to be ninety-six by chance, believe it has been a long road through her journey of overcoming adversity of the times living in the deep south, and having the courage to be able to endure enough to overcome any hardships, that may have come her way. Rosa Mae was a wife and mother to 16 children, two of which were stillborn. She also has 50 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. However, her story begins when she can remember at the age of four, picking cotton in the fields of the Delta, known to locals in rural South Mississippi.
Life has changed for me in so many ways when making this decision. As a single mother I thought I would never have made it this far. Being the only daughter of my mother my two brothers graduated from college with honour and has good jobs. I had a young baby and did not complete my high school education. I see my friends getting good jobs and pursuing their education and I was a sixteen year old mother with nothing to look forward to.
At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death. After this Rosa once again tries to return to Alabama State Teacher's College, which she did but then her mother also became ill, she then had to care for her mother and also their home. What made Rosa’s life special and also famous was her courageous act of activism. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa was asked to give her seat to a white man, she was extremely tired but she also knew that she had paid the bus fair just like everyone else and felt that she had the right to remain seated therefore, refused to grant her seat to the white man, reason why she then was arrested.
After graduating from Wheaton in 1948 with a degree in chemistry, she pursued her dream of going to medical school. She applied to both John Hopkins and Harvard. Without Avery knowing at the time, Harvard didn’t accept any females into their program but John Hopkins did. When she got into John Hopkins, it was without a question that’s where she would attend medical school, in fact, her inspiration Emily Bacon went there too. Avery had experienced a major culture shock from attending an all women’s college to finding herself be one of only four women in her class at John Hopkins.
Later in 1975 she inherited the title of Earl Spencer from her father. Her parents divorced when she was a child, whereas Kate’s parents have a successful marriage. Kate was born in a strong and united middle class family. Her parents Michael and Carol Middleton worked at an airline where they met each other. Diana and her daughter-in-law, both attended public school, but after finishing their school, Diana didn’t go to any college.
Margaret was actually taught by her grandmother for most of her pre-college life. She said, “I never expected any teacher to know as much as my parents or grandmother did.” (Mead, 48) When Margaret started to attend college she started at DePauw first. But she soon learned was that this school, at least when she attended, revolved around getting into a sorority or a fraternity. She explains, “By and large, however, the girls who were, by sorority standards, ineligible were less attractive and less sparkling than their classmates who were among the chosen.” (95) She was shunned and was never asked to join a sorority. Margaret was treated poorly at DePauw by not only the students but the professors as well.
At the tender age of nine, Horney developed a crush on her brother but was rejected and shunned of reciprocated feelings from him. This is the event that began the downward spiral into the depression that would follow Horney throughout her life (Britannica encyclopedia, 2012). In 1906 Horney decided that if she could not be attractive then she would be smart and enrolled into medical school against both of her parents’ wishes. Horney was one of the first women to enter medical school. Little did anyone know that the events that would soon occur dramatically would change Horney’s life in many ways.
What were the main obstacles to the integration of minorities in twentieth century? United States, in the Twentieth Century, had many obstacles to the integration of minorities. Integration of minorities means to fit in a certain type of people into society to be recognized. In the twentieth century two huge examples would be African Americans and Women. African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male.
“Living alone and impotent in an inimical world.” The person I choose to reflect my theory on is Shantay Fields. She is not my biological sister, but my mother has raised her since she was a baby and my mother is all she knew. So, I consider her being my biological sister since my mother raised her. I chose Shantay above others because she is an outstanding single mother to a smart, wonderful, and bright sixteen year old daughter by the name of Tatyana Fields. She had her daughter at a young age and with no help from her father, she did it all by herself.
According to Lolo, she grew up in Iowa and had very little money or material possessions. Her father was in and out of jail; her mother raised Lolo along with her four siblings as a single parent. Eventually Lolo was discovered in high school and worked herself to a full-ride scholarship at LSU where she won a national championship in the 60-meter hurdles. (Jones). One of her first career obstacles came in 2004, Lolo failed to qualify for the Summer Olympics.