Even with her extensive work in both areas, she is best known to the general public as the first woman to be grated a PhD in psychology in 1894. Washburn was also the second woman after Mary Whiton Calkins, to be the president of the American Psychological Association in 1921. (American Psychologist, 1970) Washburn was born in New York City in 1871. Her father Francis, an Episcopal priest and her mother, Elizabeth Floy, who was from a very wealthy family, raised her into adulthood. When Margaret was 9 she moved to Ulster County, New York after her father was placed in a parish there.
She told every detail about each situation and gave reliable informational facts that other history books left out. Her book gave more than just Black economical fact. She gave them their recognition, because they didn’t get it in the main books or maybe the major black historic museums. I found out by reading some facts that my hometown in Mississippi is a couple of miles away from the W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home, which is the oldest African-American business in the state of Mississippi.
Book Report: (Title of Book) Black Like Me By Jayjarniece Miller (Your Name) English I Mrs. C. Evans Class Period 5th Date November 7, 2011 Author Biography Full Name, John Howard Griffin • birthdate : June 16, 1920 Died : September 9, 1980 • Hometown : Dallas,Texas • Family Life : Second son of for childeren • Education : Unversity of Poitiers • Accomplishments : Photographic artist , American journalist Title Analysis Black like me means a white man changing his skin color black to see how negroes aer getting treated.
Mary then attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and was one of few African American women attending. She was one of the first African American women to have earned a college degree. She had a major in classics, and earned her master’s degree in 1888. Mary then went on to break many molds in America. Mary was the first black women appointed to the Board of Education, she became the first president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, and she was the first women president of the Bethel Literary and Historical Society.
After two years after her divorce, Woodhull married Colonel James Harvey Blood who was an educated, polite and respectful man who believed in spiritualism and free love. Victoria and Tennessee published Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, a journal that addressed all controversial topics, in 1870. On April 2, 1870, Woodhull announced that she had plans to run for presidency, being the first woman to ever do so. Woodhull’s plan was to just run independently and use Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly to publicize her campaign. Victoria Woodhull had gotten support for her campaign from suffragists, land and labor reformers, peace and temperance advocates, internationalists, and spiritualists.
Margaret Walker's novel Jubilee, published in 1966, is one of the first novels to present the nineteenth-century African American historical experience in the South from a black and female point of view. The winner of Houghton Mifflin's Literary Fellowship Award, the novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Walker's great-grandmother, Margaret Duggans Ware Brown, who was born a slave in Dawson in Terrell County and lived through Reconstruction in southwest Georgia. It is based on stories told to Walker by her maternal grandmother. Walker herself was not a Georgian by birth. 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.
Throughout Milkmans life, he seems to be very intrigued by flight. Milkman was born the day after Robert Smith had committed suicide; He was the first black child to ever be born in Mercy Hospital, known as No Mercy Hospital to the native folks. However, by the age of four,
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).
Newspaper Article Published in 1847, Wuthering Heights was the only novel Emily Brontë published, and she died the year after it came out. The author, Emily Brontë, published the book under the pseudonym “Ellis Bell” just like her sister Charlotte Brontë who went by the name of “Currer Bell” and published the famous novel Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights is a story of Heathcliff a dark outsider who falls in love with the young Catherine and rages and avenges against every obstacle that prevents him from being with her. The story unfolds in the Yorkshire moors (1771-1801) where the main focus starts from the never ending love between Catherine Earnshaw and her father’s adopted son, Heathcliff and how this love eventually destroys their lives and the lives of those around them. Many people consider Wuthering Heights to be a classic straightforward love story, a Romeo and Juliet scenario in Yorkshire moors but this is not true.
Ida B. Wells was a newspaper editor, a journalist, suffragist, women's rights advocate, and speaker who lead the crusade for justice against lynching. She was born on July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Ida was born a month before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery. Ida was the eldest of eight children born to slaves.