Jane Adams was born in 1860 in the town of Cedarville, Illinois. She was born into a wealthy and politically prominent family, the last in line of 8 siblings. Jane’s father John Huey Addams was a political activist and served as an Illinois State Senator from 1885-1870. He also supported his friend Abraham Lincoln in his candidacies for Senator and the Presidency in 1860. Jane’s mother and four of her sibling had passed away by the time Jane was four, and it was around this same time that Jane was diagnosed with Potts disease; an illness that left her with a curved spine and lifelong health problems (http://plato.stanford.edu).
When Pickford was six her father died of cerebral hemorrhaging, and instead of being able to go to school, she was sent to work. Mary had her break at age 15 when she impressed a major broadway producer. She also help found the board of artists, and retired at a very young age. Although never attending school she was recognized as one of the most famous woman in america. As a young girl she was raised by her grandparents because of her father's alcoholism, and untimely death.
In addition to that, Clara also established the nation’s first free public school in Bordentown, New Jersey, worked as a field nurse during the Civil War, and supported the movement for women’s suffrage. Barton has received little recognition for her efforts, but the work she did is still being continued today at the American Red Cross where they give relief to the victims 70,000 every year. By understanding her life and the work she did, people are able to realize the impact she had on the world, for it far exceeds that of which she is recognized with. The youngest of five children, Barton learned much of her knowledge from her older siblings. At age 15, she started teaching at a school in Massachusetts.
Both her parents and one sibling died in a yellow fever outbreak, so Ida was left to care for her younger siblings. Ida was a very strong African American woman she formed the National Association of colored women in 1896. Ida B. Wells should be remembered as an African-American woman who battled both racism and sexism at a time when it was extremely dangerous to speak out. She used her gift of writing, speaking and organizing to help shed light on injustice.
Jeannette Rankin is most known for being the first woman in congress and a fighter for women 's rights. Rankin was opinionated and confident in herself. She stood up for women and children all over the world. However, Jeannette Rankin was not just known for fighting for women 's rights but also a being a pacifist, peace activist and a native Montanan. Jeannette Rankin was born in Missoula, Montana, 9 years before it became a state, on June 11, 1880.
She had four brothers and five sisters. Her parents were Newson Garrett and Louisa Dunnel Garrett. Her father wanted all of his children to have a good education. Elizabeth had a governess who taught her at home but was later sent to a boarding school with her sister, Louie, in Kent. The school was run by two aunts of the famous poet, Robert Browning.
Oprah Winfrey is an outstanding & determined bright woman. Winfrey is a very advocate person. She has encouraged and inspired many people, but when she was growing up it was rough for her, but after her courageous and outstanding work, she is now a billionaire and helps a lot of charities. Early Life Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29th, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to a unmarried teenage mother. Her mom and dad are Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey, her father is a coal miner, turned into a barber, turned into a city councilman who had been in the armed forces when oprah was born.
Lucy Grealy tells a story about not fitting in, unbearable pain that takes up residence in one’s head as loneliness and confusion, questioning what things mean, being scared and lost in your family, enduring intense physical pain, and most importantly, figuring out who you are. Lucy had no idea she might die, even though the survival rate for Ewing’s sarcoma was only five percent. She does not present her parents as overly afraid for her life, either. Her autobiography is not a story about the fear of death, but about such courage and anguish. Lucy shows how she falls under the spell of her disability, allowing it to control her life and dictate her future to a greater extent than it would otherwise.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born on October 24, 1896 in Monterey, Virginia, which was the Blue Ridge Mountain area of the state. She was the granddaughter of both a slave and a slave owner. She was a very strong businesswoman and humanitarian with strong ambition and desires. When she was a teenager, she and her family joined the Great Migration, moving to Chicago, Illinois where so many African-Americans were moving for jobs and a better life. Once she arrived to Chicago, she began to study and pursue a cosmetology career.
In 1931, Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She served as president of the league from 1915 to 1929. Over the years, Hull house expanded to be a full block. Jane influenced many people. On May 1, 1935, when Jane Addams died, a large number of those people were there to say good-by.