Angelina and Sarah’s had unique experiences with slaves. Growing up in a household that had slaves, they continuously saw their slaves being beaten and whipped. At age five, Sarah tried to board a steam boat to escape to a place where there was no slavery. She also taught her personal slave to read at night. Sarah also dreamt of becoming a lawyer and following in her father’s footsteps.
Since Mary Norcom was only three years old when Harriet Jacobs became her slave, Mary's father, Dr. James Norcom, an Edenton physician, became Jacobs's de facto master. Under the regime of James and Maria Norcom, Jacobs was introduced to the harsh realities of slavery. Though barely a teenager, Jacobs soon realized that her master was a sexual threat. From 1825, when she entered the Norcom household, until 1842, the year she escaped from slavery, Harriet Jacobs struggled to avoid the sexual victimization that Dr. Norcom intended to be her fate. Although she loved and admired her grandmother, Molly Horniblow, a free black woman who wanted to help Jacobs gain
“Ar’n’t I a woman?” Sojourner Truth was an uneducated African American abolitionist and a women’s right activist. She was born Isabella Baumfree, a slave. She faced many trials and tribulations during the time she was enslaved. After getting her freedom she sued to get her son back, who was illegally sold. Truth went on to win the case, which made her one of the first African American women to sue a white man and win.
Sojourner also meant traveler or spreader; she picked this name because she believed she had to spread the truth. The truth she believed was that all citizens deserved the “inalienable rights” no matter what race, gender, color or religious believe they had. Because Sojourner had such strong faith, in her mind inequality was wrong in the eyes of God. Her evangelical faith was the fountain of significant optimism and strength. She made it her personal goal to travel the land as an itinerant preacher, telling the truth and working against
Slaves were a marginalized group and the voices of former slaves, such as Harriet Jacobs, played a major role in the abolitionist movement. Harriet Ann Jacobs was born in 1813( in Edenton, North Carolina (Yellin(( 3). Both of her parents were mulattos and Jacobs could almost pass as white. Her father was allowed to work as a carpenter, as long as he supported his family and paid his mistress $200 per year. He passed this feeling of relative freedom along to his children.
Founding Mothers gave me information relating directly to my project. It was useful, very helpful, and my main resource. Westward Movement Secondary Sources: Lunardini, Christine.What Every American Should Know About Women's History.Holbrook, Massachusetts. Christine Lunardin Inc. 1994 This book showed me all the important events that happened in women history. It helped because it gave me the impression that women 's history was more than just a fight to vote.
Annotated Bibliography "Famous Women's Rights Activists." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 02 Nov. 2011. Web. 08 Sept. 2013.This article discusses famous people who have actively gotten involved in women's rights and shows the many things they have done to help.
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.
In the mid-nineteenth century, prior to the Women’s movement, women could not vote, and they did not have the same opportunities for education or employment as men, to name a few inequalities. These are but a few examples of the “long train of abuses” (“Declaration of Sentiments”) that women and African American women in particular refused to endure by the mid 1800s. These are the social and cultural contexts in which Sojourner Truth’s powerful “Ain’t I a Woman” speech was born. Truth was not speaking as the commonplace intellectualist guest lecturer at a women’s college, she was an illiterate ex-slave rallying for a cause, questioning the logic of men, making demands of the male audience and even cleverly arguing that if anything, men are actually less deserving and important than women