Parks “was then elected the first secretary of the state conference” (Theoharis 27). This later allowed her to travel up to a two week workshop at the Highlander Folk School and help her refresh and see how the rest of the world treats African Americans. From returning from the workshop Mrs. Parks would perform the act that made her famous today. It has been told in a verity of ways by different authors but I think Jeanne Theoharis explains it very well.
Cofounder and president of the National Organization for Women (from 1966-1977). She cofounded the First Women's Bank and convened International Feminist Congress in 1973. Gilman, Charlotte (1860-1935) U.S. writer famous for her writings on feminism and labor. ("His Religion and Hers", "The Crux") Ginsburg, Ruth (born 1933) Director of Women's Rights project of the
She organized a two day strike to help cease violence around the MLK assassination. She also helped in child abuse cases, and volunteered in studying the equality of foreign laborers. (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/clinton-hillary/) Soon Hillary would meet Bill Clinton and later marry. Although Hillary Clinton would make a strong political name for herself, Bill Clinton's Presidency would make her a household name for those unfamiliar with politics. She would serve as first lady alongside her husband from 1992-2000.
[pic] [pic] 16th Annual Etouffee Festival Queens Pageant Jr. Miss, Teen and Miss Saturday, April 30, 2011 Arnaudville Civic Center 291 Guidroz Street (Next to U.S. Post Office) Arnaudville, Louisiana Barbara Sanders, Director (337) 288-4571 Age Categories and Interview Times: No Interview - Jr. Miss Etouffee (13 to 14 Years) Formal Wear 2:00 p.m. - Teen Miss Etouffee (15 to 17 Years) Business Suit for Interview, Formal wear for Pageant 2:30 p.m. - Miss Etouffee (17 to 23 Years - must be 18 by January 31, 2012) Business Suit for Interview Formal Wear Registration begins at 1:30 pm. Pageant begins at 6:00 p.m. Entry Fees $55.00 - Jr. Miss Etouffee $65.00 - Teen Miss Etouffee $100.00 - Miss Etouffee Please make all checks
Gluck completed her undergraduate work at Shimer College (the Great Books College of Chicago) in Illinois and completed advanced degree work at UCLA and University of California, Berkeley. Additional publications include ‘Women’s Words the Feminist Practice of Oral History (1991) and ‘An American Feminist in Palestine: The Intifada Years’ (1994). Gluck’s Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, The War, and Social Change is a collection of detailed oral histories that not only chronicle the lives of the ‘Rosie the Riveters’ (working-women during the WWII years), but encompasses the pre-war and post-war years of each interviewee. Gluck intertwines these interviews in such a way that she presents a somewhat comprehensive understanding of the daily routines of these ‘Rosie the Riveters.’ In addition to the personal experience aspect of her interviews, Gluck also directly busts the misrepresented mentality of women laying down tools and happily giving up their jobs to the returning military men. Gluck argues that the ‘Rosie’ era was bigger than the players involved and that it had direct effects on women’s accepted skill sets and ‘place’ within the working sector over the 3 decades following the end of WWII.
Critical Analysis: Shirley Chisholm Speech Equal Rights for Women In her famous speech “Equal Rights for Women,” addressed to The United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C, May 21, 1969, Chisholm addresses the assumption about women in society being treated unfair. She expresses how women are viewed in society and the prejudice against women that’s being accepted daily and sought out to secure equal rights for women by introducing a proposal “that has been before every Congress for the last 40 years and that will sooner or later must become part of the basic law of the land..”(1), as the Equal Rights Amendment. In her speech she not only expresses and highlights how women are viewed differently in many aspects of life but she refutes common arguments and shows how gender discrimination is harmful for both men and women in society. Early in her speech, Chisholm relied on her personal experience to persuade her case for Equal Rights. Chisholm stated, “Prejudice as a black person is becoming unacceptable...” (1) While she then states “Prejudice against women is acceptable” (1).
Martha Weinman Lear's article "The Second Feminist Wave" appeared in The New York Times Magazine on March 10, 1968. Across the top of the page ran a subtitle question: "What do these women want?" Martha Weinman Lear's article offered some answers to that question, a question that would still be asked decades later by a public that persists in misunderstanding feminism. Explaining Feminism in 1968 In "The Second Feminist Wave," Martha Weinman Lear reported on the activities of the "new" feminists of the 1960s women's movement, including the National Organization for Women. NOW was not quite two years old in March 1968, but the organization was making its women's voices heard across the U.S.
Anthony – founding member of American Equal Rights Association 1866. 1872 voted illegally in presidential elections in protest. Against abortion – bad for women’s health. Lucy Stone – studied for a degree, gave lectures against slavery and supporting women’s suffrage. 1869 founded American Woman Suffrage Association American Woman Suffrage Association – 1869 by Lucy Stone, focused on male suffrage, moderate views on women’s suffrage National Women’s Suffrage Association – 1869 by Stanton and Anthony, wanted constitutional amendment giving women the vote National American Woman Suffrage Association – 1890, merging of AWSA and NWSA 1905 had only 17,000 members, 1915 = 100,000 (only half the women involved in temperance and prohibition) Carrie Chapman Catt became president 1900 – moderate campaign lobbying politicians, distributing leaflets, marches and public meetings Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage 1913 (National Women’s Party as of 1917) – breakaway group led by Alice Paul inspired by militant British suffragettes.
Rally in state capital targets 'war on women'. Burlington Free Press. Retrieved May 1, 2012, from www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120429/NEWS07/120428018/vermont-women-s-rights-madeleine-kunin?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE Kraske, S., & Helling, D. (2012, April 30). 'War on Women' ignites a battle for voters - KansasCity.com. Kansas City's Best Source for News, Weather, Sports & More | KansasCity.com.
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