Even slaves had the right to vote before women even could. Women were arrested just for voting, for speaking up for what they wanted to be heard. Rosa Parks was a great inspiration to most women because she stood up to what she believed in and for what was right. She believed that women should be treated equal and people had no choice but to listen to what she had to say. Susan B. Anthony was another great inspiration to the women society.
Industry played a key role in propelling the women suffrage movement because the jobs that were now being created were of domestic relevance. All kinds of female-oriented jobs were emerging and with these jobs also came female empowerment. It was considered socially unacceptable for a man to partake in domestic duties and these jobs served as the backbone for progressivism in the American industry by essentially giving women a “foot in the door” to revolutionizing the American industrial system as well as the political barbarisms that slowed progress in our society. Soon after the emergence of women in the workplace came a female political voice in American government. However, a female political voice proved much more difficult to
This amount of enthusiasm and energy women showed at work changed male attitude towards them and many realised these women were perfectly capable of being able to vote. The historian John Ray believes that WWI helped the decision to grant women the vote as “Women proved by their work that they deserved the vote equally with men.” And that “their war efforts succeeded where the suffragette campaign had failed”. However some believe that the great war in fact slowed the process of getting votes for women as before the breakout of war it looked like women were going to be granted the vote when Henry Asquith agreed to allow all suffragettes in prison to be released and arranged a meeting between the
The Black Panthers Social movements are usually unofficial or unsanctioned joint efforts of individuals or citizens aiming to bring a difference in their world. Countries and indeed the whole world is somehow better off today because social movements have shaped our culture, politics, economies, and many other sectors which are critical for development. National and world history has been crucially shaped through the efforts of social movements. This paper critically reviews the literature on the Black Panthers social movement formed in October 1966 in the United States of America by Bobbie Seale and Huey Newton who were both activists at Merritt Junior College in Oakland California (Ogba, 77). The party was inspired and mainly influenced
This dissertation is on Chapter 4 Response of The Government to The Black Panther Party, War against the Panthers: A Study of Repression in America University of California, Santa Cruz by Huey Percy Newton. Huey Percy Newton discusses how the Black Panther Party was formed in America in 1966 as an organization made up of Black and poor people embracing a common ideology identified by its proponents as revolutionary intercommunalism. Drastic measures were taken by agencies and officers of the federal government to destroy the Black Panther Party politically and financially. The F.B.I as well as the government did not like what the Black Panther Party believed in; the main purpose of the Black Panther Party was
“There is no point tying to stop discrimination.” Do you agree? Some people would say there is no point trying to stop discrimination. Racial discrimination will never cease to exist because it’s part of us, when someone is doing so well, we will jealous of them, so we will search to find something that they have and use it to against them to protect our pride. The only way it will probably stop is if everybody in the future has a little bit of every race in them, and that’s pretty much impossible. But even then, we will find something else to unite different groups so we have something to fight against.
Women worked similar jobs as the males within the plantations. Males were not the breadwinners of the families; therefore, the females and males both together had to provide food and shelter for their families. Gender roles were somewhat disregarded until the pregnancy of the woman came into the picture. “Gender norms in the quarters, therefore, tended to recognize black men and women as equal partners with similar abilities”. White plantation owners placed this equality amongst females and males because it allowed for a faster and greater production rate on the plantation.
The 1950’s are considered beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, but in reality blacks began fighting for equal rights after the early abolition of slavery in the early 1900’s. In the 1950’s the economy was booming for the white working class man, and made it a luxury to have African American employees considered “The Help”. During this time segregation was in effect, and in the north it was custom to be segregated, unlike the south where it was the law that black had to be separated from whites. This largest form of segregation was housing African Americans were forced to live on other parts of towns, and Whites usually lived in the newer suburban homes that were rising. Civil rights and equality between blacks and whites was being fought for since the early 1900’s, but they achieved very little until the 1950’s.
Though at first women were getting ready to show their stuff when the war was declared. Their moment of glory did not last too long. Many of whom were hired, such as by the government. But as soon the war ended, and just like that, the women were fired from their respective jobs as they were easily handed back to those who were working before them. In contrast, the women of the North were slightly getting some gain on their status as opposed to the South as they did not even try to alter their said economical and political roles.
She was very talkative and didn’t really allow me to get a lot of questions in, but just by her story I was able to learn about her culture. One of her biggest obstacles of being in America is being judged as an “illegal immigrant” and feels the struggle of trying to fit into America. Her ambition to make life better and to educate herself was also inspiring. Her motivation to keep going regardless of the obstacles she faces everyday made me realize that their culture is eager to survive and get away from the poverty they grew up with. Questions that were asked were; 1.