Zora Neale Hurston was born on January, 1891. Many people believe that she was born in Eatonville, Florida, but she was really born in Notasulga, Alabama. In 1892, her family decided to move to Eatonville. “Her experiences there provided inspiration for several of her novels” (Zora Neale Hurston 1900-1940 Exhibition. Date accessed 4/25/2009 http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/Harlem/text/hurston.html).
Victoria Woodhull Victoria Claflin Woodhull was born on September 23, 1838 in Homer, Ohio. She was born as Victoria Claflin and was said to have inherited a lot of her mother’s fiery personality and was imitating preachers when she was young. Victoria spent much of her childhood traveling with her family because when she was ten years old, Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, had visions and their father took this as an opportunity and took them on the road as psychic healers. When Victoria was fifteen years old she married Dr. Canning Woodhull who was a Cincinnati doctor and a patent medicine salesman. They had two children together.
* NIKKI GIOVANNI Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Nikki graduated with honors in history from her grandfather's alma mater, Fisk University. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. I'm Not Lonely i'm not lonely sleeping all alone you think i'm scared but i'm a big girl i don't cry or anything i have a great big bed To roll around in and lots of space and I don't dream bad dreams like i used to have that you were leaving me anymore now that you're gone i don't dream and no matter what you think i'm
Born in Alabama, she spent most of her teaching career in Mississippi and earned her doctorate at the University of Iowa, where she wrote most of Jubilee, which served as her dissertation. Walker also learned much about the life of her great-grandfather, a free man from birth. While on a speaking engagement in nearby Albany in 1947, Walker visited Dawson, where she found a man who had known her great-grandfather Randall Ware, who worked as a blacksmith and operated a gristmill, which she was able to visit. Walker based the description of the Dutton plantation, where most of her story is set, on an antebellum house that she discovered while visiting
Janet was born on September 21st, 1918, at Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Omer and Zella Eisenhower. Janet had a ten-year-older sister, Thelma, who passed away in 1985. She also had an older brother, Kenneth, who passed away at eleven years of age, before Janet was born. Janet grew up New Augusta, Indiana. She lived on a farmhouse located on 62nd Street.
Cherilyn Sarkisian was born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California to a John Sarkisian a refugee who worked as a truck driver and Georgia Holt an aspiring actress and sometimes a model. Cher faced tribes and tribulation when her parents divorced. Due to financial problem Cher ended up in a temporary foster home till her mother came back to get her. Cher’s mother remarried again to a banker named Gilbert Capierre who later adopted her. When Cher was young she was diagnosed with dyslexia but didn’t let that stop her from her dream in 1941 she saw the movie Dumbo q“and I pead my pants” she realized that she wanted to become a singer and a dancing animal.
Catherine Terry App 200; Introduction to Appalachia Catherine Herdman September 6, 2015 Loretta Lynn was born and raised in rural Eastern Kentucky in Butcher Holler, Van Lear, Kentucky. Being a coal miner’s daughter, she was married at 15, and began writing and singing her own music in her early 20’s. She went from signing in local honky-tonks, receiving small-time record deals, on to national tours and hit singles with the help of her husband, Oliver Lynn. By this time the couple had 4 children, yet the struggles, her husband pushed her to prevail. Her first single became a hit in 1960, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”.
After her mother’s death, Zora’s father wasted no time in finding another woman to call his wife. When he did remarry he did not have very much time and money for his children anymore. So Zora worked very much after her mother’s death and this caused her to forget about high school. So Zora did not finish how school on time and graduate with her friends like others. After a few years of traveling as a maid to a singer she decided to go back to school though and finish, but she was 26 by now.
I also have a little sister born August of 2007 to my mom and her new husband since 2006 named Angelique Catherine LeBouef. I started my educational journey at Daspit Elementary and now I am a senior at Westgate High School. I am doing this paper for Mr. Bernard’s Western Civilizations class. I was born and raised here as a Cajun boy. I have lived most of my life at 628 Colleen Street in New Iberia.
Reese H. One of the most inspiring women to me is Oprah Gail Winfrey. She was born on January 29, 1954 at 7:51 P.M. EST in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Oprah was the daughter of two unwed teens, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Oprah had two siblings, one half brother and one half sister, that both died. Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate.