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.
Virginia Henderson Born in Kansas City, MO One of 8 children Middle child 5th child Grew up in VA-delightful Surrounded by friends and family, Virginia Henderson died peacefully on March 19, 1996, in a hospice in Branford, Connecticut. She was 98. Throughout the 1980s, she had remained active as a research associate emeritus at Yale University School of Nursing, serving as an ambassador for nursing throughout the world Father, attorney, devoted time for cases of Indians where justice wasn’t done right by them. They were all cases against the government. Lived in Grandfather’s school until they could be established in Washington, DC Mother (remarkable woman) rarely scolded.
Her mother took her and her brother to live in Pine Level, a town near Montgomery. For the rest of her childhood, Rosa lived on her grandparents’ farm. Rosa was homeschooled until she was eleven. She then attended public school, she went to the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery. She later went back to school to get her second education but wasn’t able to finish.
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.
In 1893, Edith graduated with honors from Brownell Hall with plans to continue her studies. Due to a severe drought and the resulting financial crisis that impacted her family as well, Abbott was unable to go to college and instead became a high school teacher in Grand Island. It took her a combination of summer sessions, correspondence courses and full-time work to obtain her degree from the University of Nebraska in 1901. One year later, she met Thorstein Veblen and James L. Laughlin during a summer class at the University of Chicago, two economists whose influence guided her toward the subject of political economy. She completed her
I know my mother probably told her I was going back to school to finish my degree.” (Tan 27) As the chapter is coming to an end and the night is at its peak, Jing-Mei starts to get up to leave but when the women stop her and tell June that her mother had left behind two infant twin daughters in China, she was shocked. “My sisters, I repeat to myself, saying these two words together for first time” (Tan
Diana and her daughter-in-law, both attended public school, but after finishing their school, Diana didn’t go to any college. She didn’t choose any professional career. Kate became a student at Saint Andrews, in 2001 where she met Prince William. While in her first year at the university, she was placed in the dormitory St. Salvators Hall, which was the same building as Prince William. Kate and William took several classes in their course schedule together as well, and soon became friends.
She also had a younger brother named, Sylvester McCauley. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of two Rosa, along with her mother, and younger brother moved to her grandparent’s farm in Pine Level, Alabama. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of eleven she enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for girls. This school was considered to be a private school for the young African American females. In order for her to get to school she had to walk.
Early Life Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 to a teenage mom Vernita Lee, and father Vernon Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi. After her birth, Oprah’s mother was unable to fully take care of her and moved to Milwaukee to find work, and planned on later moving her daughter in with her. In her mother’s absence Oprah was left in the care of her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee, who taught her how to read and had young Oprah participating in various church activities. As said, Oprah was moved to the city with her mother at the age of 6, but this move brought troubles to Oprah’s life as she was constantly raped between the ages of nine and 13 by male family members and a family friend. A little while later in her teenage years, Oprah’s promiscuity caused her to become pregnant, but didn’t end well as the child died as an infant.