Comparison Between The Book of Negroes and The Color Purple The Book of Negroes is a novel about a woman named Aminata Diallo and her journey to freedom. She is brought to America via the slave trade and uses her midwifery, reading and writing skills to help cope with her situation and gain freedom. The story is told from the point of view of Aminata Diallo in her later years. She looks back at her journey to freedom and the people whom she loved and lost along the way. The book deals with various themes such as discrimination, separation, slavery, oppression and survival.
During World War I, Madam Walker recruited many black soldiers to the military. She also visited many of their training camps and encouraged her agents to hold local war bond fundraisers. Walker eventually became the leader of the Circle of Negro War Relief (Higginbotham
Mary Church Terrell’s “What it Means to Be Colored in the United States” speech was delivered on October 10, 1906 at the United Women’s Club in Washington D.C. In this speech Terrell is speaking out about the injustices happening in America’s capitol against African Americans. She gives many personal experiences, and examples of how African Americans are still being treated like second class citizens in “The Colored Man’s Paradise” also known as Washington D.C. which speaks to how Terrell was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1863, and was the daughter of former slaves. Her parents sent her to a type of boarding school when she was young for elementary and secondary school. Mary then attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and was one of few African American women attending.
After this, Castillo felt to better her life for her and her son so she went back to school. She received her masters in Latin American and Carribean studies and minored in secondary education. After graduating she went to teach English as a second language. She also taught Mexican and Mexican American history in community colleges throughout Chicago where she grew up. She taught feminist journal writing for several years and became a feminist activist herself.
* The value of formal education through theory and clinical experience. * The Bolton Act of 1942 was the first bill passed in Congress to provide funding for nurse education during war times. * Florance Blanchfield ranked Colonel during WW2. Later in her career advocated for the military to compensated nurses for their honor and dedication to the United States People. * Helped change the cultural ideologies of the role women in our society.
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.
Nightjohn by Gary Paulson Nightjohn is a story that is set in the south during the time of slavery. Based on an actual incident, Gary Paulsen tells about a young slave girl, Sarny, who it taught to read by another slave, Nightjohn. The book is very well written, complete with dialect that makes the book even more interesting to read. Nightjohn has escaped to the North where he was taught to read, but he keeps coming back to the south to further educate the slaves of the plantations. Nightjohn meets Sarny and convinces her that she should learn to read.
Lillian D. Wald was born on March 10, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A firm believer in nonviolence, she helped lead the first women peace march in 1914.She was a nurse; social worker; public health official; teacher; author; editor; publisher; activist for peace, women's, children's and civil rights; and the founder of American community nursing. Lillian Wald was from a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio, (her father was an ophthalmic merchant). In 1878, she moved with her family to Rochester, New York where she attended Miss Cruttenden's English-French Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies; upon graduation she tried to enter Vassar College but was repudiated, as the school thought she was too young at 16. In 1889, she joined New York Hospital's School
Politically liberal, the Durrs became her friends. They encouraged and eventually helped sponsor Parks in the summer of 1955 to attend the Highlander Folk School, an education center for activism in workers' rights and racial equality in Monteagle, Tennessee. Around the start of the 20th century, the former Confederate states had passed new constitutions and electoral laws that effectively disfranchised black voters and, in Alabama, many poor white voters as well. Under the white-established Jim Crow laws, passed after Democrats regained control of southern legislatures, racial segregation was imposed in public facilities and retail stores in the South, including public transportation. Bus and train companies enforced seating policies with separate sections for blacks and whites.
This was reorganized under the auspices of Reconstruction. Legislation was passed by congress and it allowed and showed residents how they should live under new rule. To me this document showed the character of freedom for former slaves was the subject of intense debate within the south, and across the nation. Congressional Reconstruction