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.
Kamala, which means "lotus flower" in the sacred Indian language of Sanskrit, spent her early years in nearby Berkeley, where her parents attended college and worked in the civil rights movement. Gopalan would become a nationally respected doctor, specializing in breast cancer research, and Donald Harris would teach economics at Stanford University. When she was seven, her parents divorced, young Kamala and her sister Maya Lakshmi were then raised by their mother. Though Harris would most often be identified as African American, she also highly valued her Indian heritage, especially the tradition of strong, courageous women she saw personified in her feminist mother and in her grandmother, who she saw on family visits to the Indian city of Chennai. Gopalan's family was Brahmin, India's highest social class, with a tradition of higher education and service to the
The Maggie L. Walker House is the historical home where Maggie L. Walker, a pronoun African American woman, resided for most of her life. The house was built in 1882 and was owned by two prestigious doctors before Maggie purchased the house. Much of the original décor and furniture are still in the house from when she actually lived there. The Maggie Walker House became a historic site in 1978, about 47 years after her death. When the house was first built it had nine rooms and throughout the years the room count grew to twenty-eight with many renovations and extensions to the home.
Marcus traveled to the U.S. in 1916 to give a lecture tour and raise money to build a school in Jamaica. Marcus moved to New York and found a job as a printer during the day. At night he would speak on the street and it was here where he started to become an African American leader. Marcus and 13 others created the first UNIA section outside Jamaica and started to talk about freedom for blacks. When the East St. Louis Riots broke out, Marcus responded to the riots by giving a speech where he said that the riots were an outrage.
Born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, Sandra Day O’Connor spent her childhood living on her family’s Arizona ranch. She completed the first step of pursuing a career in law when she graduated from Stanford University in 1950 with a degree in economics and receiving a degree in law in 1952. In the 1960s O’Connor worked as the assistant attorney general in Arizona. Though, in the years when she first began her career it was difficult to find work because few wanted legal help from a woman. O’Connor won the election for senator in Arizona twice in a row and then ran for the position of judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1974.
Valerie Jane Goodall April 3, 1934 (age 80) INQUIRER I think Goodall is an Inquirer because she develops her natural curiosity in chimpanzees. She aquired a PH.D, in ethology from Cambridge University. She was accepted to Cambridge for her outstanding doctoral dissertation without first having an undergraduate degree. She is one out of eight that has done this. Jane was born in London, England.
In 1959, she graduated from Wesley College with a B.A. with honors in political science on a scholarship. Joseph Medill Paterson, a member of the Medill newspaper-publishing family, married her the same year, together they raised three daughters; twins Anne and Alice, and Katie. Even with the difficult job of upbringing her children, she managed to earn a degree of M.A. in Public Law and Government from School of Advanced International Studies and a certificate from the Russian Institute, both at Columbia
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.
The civil rights movement represented an improvement in the lives of African Americans because they would be treated the same way as white people when paying for the use of public facilities. Rosa Parks was not an ordinary black woman. Rosa’s father was a carpenter named James McCauley, who traveled a great deal when she was young and was not around very much during her early years. Her mother, Leona Edwards, was a teacher who had to live away from her home and children during the week in order to teach at a black school. Rosa and her mother stayed with her mother’s grandparents in a small community near Montgomery.
She spent most of her childhood living in Boston where Sylvia came to love the sea. By the age of eight, her father passed away scarring Sylvia for life. He was a professor at Boston University but died from diabetes. After her father’s death, the family moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts where Sylvia kept herself busy because of school. She was a very smart student earning high grades.