Elizabeth Peet was born on March 26, 1874 in New York City (Parson, 2007) she is the youngest of four children. She was a third generation educator for the deaf having come from a family of prominent educators of the deaf, her father Isaac Lewis Peet and grandfather Harvey Peet, they both served as principals of the New York School for the Deaf for almost seventy years combined. Harvey received his early training at the American School for the Deaf. Edward and Dudley Peet, Elizabeth’s Uncles. They also taught at the New York School for the Deaf.
In this essay, I will be writing about Patricia Bath’s life. Patricia Era Bath was born in New York City on November 4, 1942; Patricia Bath became the first African American to complete a citizenship in ophthalmology in 1973. Her father was Rupert Bath, the first black motorman for the New York City subway system, and her mother was Gladys Bath, a housewife and home worker who used her earnings to save money for her children's education. Bath was pushed by her family to attend and go past school interests in her life. She became the first woman member in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA.
When Paul was asked by an Interviewer, why she dedicated her whole life to women’s equality, she credited her farm upbringing, and the teachings of her mother (“Alice Paul: Feminist, Suffragist,” par. 6). Alice was inspired by her mother to spend her life holding campaigns, for the welfare of women. The education was limited for women in the Quaker society; they only studied for a year, and got married. “Though each of [Tacie’s] four children took classes at the college, it was her eldest daughter Alice who stayed for four years graduating with a degree in Biology” (“Alice Paul: Feminist, Suffragist,” par.
I n 1960, still a teenager, Bath won the "Merit Award" of Mademoiselle Magazine for her contribution to the project. After graduating high school early, Bath received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from New York's Hunter College in 1964. She relocated to Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University College of Medicine, from which she received her doctoral degree in 1968. During her time at Howard, she was president of the Student National Medical Association and
She focused on her school work and was a member of the literary honor society and glee club. She transferred to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and became the editor of the Rammer Jammer. During her junior year, Lee attended law school and was forced to leave her position as editor but she soon realized that her calling was writing and dropped out to move to New York City to pursue her dreams.
Jean Watson’s Theory Jean Watson born in a small town in West Virginia on the 1940’s. She is known today as one of the most distinguished nursing theories in our current time. Graduated from a small nursing school in Virginia in the 1960, she went on to further her studies at the university of Colorado at Boulder earning her bachelor degree in 1964, her masters in psychiatric and mental nursing in 1966 and finally her Ph.D. in educational psychology and counseling in 1973. Influence from other pass theories (Carl Rogers, Nightingale, Maslow, Giorgi, Johnson and Koch) to name a few, her travels around the world and private practice were the major contributors to her theory. Well known for her research on human caring and loss, she published her theory “nursing: human care” in 1988.
She earned degrees in chemical engineering and Afro-American studies in 1977. She was the first female leader of the Black Student Union there. She then enrolled at Cornell University’s Medical College in New York City. Her interest in seeing the world and helping other people led her to volunteer during summer school as a medical worker at a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand. A grant program also allowed her to conduct health studies in the east African country of Kenya, in 1979.
Mary Whiton Calkins (1863 – 1930) was raised in Buffalo New York during the early 20th century. Mary was the oldest in a large family of five, her family was close due to her father who led the family, and was also a Congregationalist minister. Mary spoke three languages fluently they include the following: English, German, and French and later when Mary and her family went on a sixteen month vacation she learned a forth language fluently which was Greek. At the age of seventeen Mary and her family relocated to Boston, shortly after Mary started attending Smith College this college was one of the very few that just started allowing women to attend (James, 2008). Mary graduated in the year 1885, after she returned from Europe she landed her first job teaching Greek at Wesley College where she worked continuously throughout her career.
In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant. The author’s background plays a vital role in delving into the author’s work in any attempt to come up with meaningful explorations and interpretations. Butler was born and raised in Pasadena, California. Since her father Laurice, a shoe shiner, died when she was a baby, Butler was raised by her grandmother and her mother (Octavia M. Butler) who worked as a maid in order to support the family. Butler grew up in a struggling, racially mixed neighborhood.