One of her first and most successful attempts at black equality was the approval of African Americans to enter into the Union Army to fight. Her act of... ... middle of paper ... ...e been the sole reason to the changes that took place in the nation, but she will be viewed as a spark that ignited the fire. Battle Creek is an excellent memorial that pays honor to such a strong-minded woman or what they call a “remarkable woman.” Sojourner Truth/Isabella is an outstanding woman that never took no for an answer. Without her contributions of tours, lawsuits, and speeches on women’s suffrage, the world today may be a totally different place. Yes, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were also working on the issue of women’s suffrage, but Truth seemed to get the idea going a little further with African American women having the same voting rights as the whites would eventually have.
He didn‘t know his mother because the slave owners would separate them from their mothers to destroy that mother son bond; it was a tactic used to keep the slaves thought of as tools instead of people. He never knew who his father was but he suspected that he was one of the plantation owners. Most plantation owners had their way with the female slaves. It may have been a way to keep the slave population up and profits were made by selling of slaves because mixed slaves became slaves because of law. Douglass was raised by his grandmother Betty Bailey.
In the extended family, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents played important roles. Slaves weren’t allowed to marry, but they didn’t let that stop them, they created their own marriages. And through all the hardships they had placed on them, they developed strong emotional bonds and family ties. The slaves discouraged casual sexual relationships and placed a lot emphasis on marriage and stability. To maintain some family identity, parents named their children after themselves or other relatives or sometimes gave them African names.
Simply put to get a groups attention you have to know what you are talking about. Pathos, referring to emotions, is displayed... ... middle of paper ... ...y for women today. Eastman played a huge part in showing how women struggled to stamp their existence of being treated equally in society, to be free from discrimination and harassment in the social areas. Eastman would be proud that her life long work for equality for women has been achieved through progress, and wiliness for something greater than themselves. The dedication, which enabled American women the equal status of men, abolished the gender barriers and granted all women the freedom they so deserved.
Unlike many other slaves or lower class citizens of her time, her biological and safety/security needs had been fulfilled, allowing her to devote herself to broad social problems as her mission in life. After attending the Seneca Falls Convention (women’s rights convention) and joining the National Women’s Rights Convention in 1851, Anthony never stopped challenging institutions and dogmatic thinking (National Park Service. “Women’s Right... ... middle of paper ... ...ible to fight for what she believed in. In her novel relating to the life and work of Susan B. Anthony, Ida Husted Harper quotes the great leader herself on the matter of women suffrage, “It will come, but I shall not see it...It is inevitable. We can no more deny forever the right of self-government to one-half our people than we could keep the Negro forever in bondage.” The cycle of life continues as great mentors leave their thrones for new apprentices to take their place.
Susan B. Anthony was someone who wanted everyone to be able to have the same rights, abilities, and chances to do something great as anyone else. That’s why she not only campaigned a lot for women’s rights but also racial rights. 14 years after Anthony passed away the Nineteenth Amendment was put out allowing all women in America of age to vote, the Amendment is also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. Although Anthony was not alive when the Amendment was passed we owe a lot of the credit for it being passed to her because of how hard she tried to get full citizenship for everyone.
She pointed out that men and women shared equally important responsibilities in society and tried to reduce inequality by improving women’s political rights. She also spread her tactics and ideas on the suffrage movement overseas, particularly the United States, prompting a more progressive women's movement worldwide. People Not Property In 1870, Queen Victoria had written "Let women be what God intended, a helpmate for man, but with totally different duties and vocations." Queen Victoria wasn’t much of a supporter of the women rights movements as seen by this quote. Its actually ironic being that she is a woman herself but since she is queen she has no problems with rights or restrictions.
Fighting for life and going through life isn’t the same, but for these two slaves they don’t have a choice but to do both. In Edenton, North Carolina Harriet grew into slavery in 1813, the book “Incidents in the life of a slave girl,” was written by her to show what she lived. Linda had the life many slaves wanted, she could read and get in touch with her grandmother. Although her parents died at least she knew who and how they were. According to Harriet her father was a hard workingman that she admired, considering her first sentences were about him.
Others targeted causes that would improve life for specific groups. Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul emerged as the leaders of two organized and passionate movements that, in many ways, defined this era. Wells launched her anti-lynching campaign in the late 1800s and Alice Paul, in the early 1900s, vowed to finish the job that her predecessors, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, had begun. Although some regard these two movements as disparate, Wells’ and Paul’s radical and literary backgrounds and the tactics they employed, drove The Women’s Suffrage Movement and the campaign for racial equality closer to the finish line.
Elizabeth loved her cousin, Elizabeth Smith... ... middle of paper ... ...r equality of women whose only representation at the time was through husbands. The brave few who courageously fought in the movement reformed our country and society today. Women such as Alice Paul and Susan B Anthony not only brought on equality for women today these women also brought on a new way women thought towards themselves. Today women think of themselves as independent smart citizens who can be whoever they want to be, politicians, doctors, scientists, etc. In addition women today can wear what they choose.