I enjoyed gathering more information on these women of history, some of them was just a catch up on their lives that I know of, as some are ones that I did not know about. I received this list of women from Bio.com. The list was called 50 Women Who Changed the World. There were so many women that were listed. It is something that I do not think of often, of how women made their way in the early years of the BC decades and all the many to follow. So many women made a mark in history, and there are so many more than just this list of 50. I enjoyed taking the time to look into more information about these women. Their recognition is important to everyone to be aware of, therefore to see how women have changed and influenced the world.
I also want to say how much I enjoyed this class again! I have also been a nervous person of having others read what I write. It has helped that so much! Thank you all who responded to my posts, and I also enjoyed yours as well. And thanks again Kate for being a wonderful professor!
Rosa Parks received many awards in her life, over fourty-three are to name.
Some of them are the Rosa Parks Peace Prize, NAACP’s Spingarn Medal the UAW’s Social Justice Award, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-Violent Peace Prize and the Medal of Freedom-the highest award given to a civilian citizen.
In the state of Michigan, there is the Mrs. Rosa Parks Day. Rosa Parks was the first living citizen to recieve a day that was named after her.
In Montgomery Alabama, there is a library and museum that was built in 2000 in her honor.
The Rosa Parks Learning Center was honored at the Botsford Commons Senior Community Center in Michigan.
This are just a few to name of the honors that Rosa Parks recieved.
Linked below is the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development Official Website.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913-2005), was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She lived with her younger brother and her parents in Tuskegee until the family moved to Pine Level, Alabama. It was there where Rosa began her studies at a rural school. She completed there at age eleven and was then enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls. After her years with the private school, she furthered her education at Alabama’s State Teachers College High School. She gained her diploma years later in 1934, she was held back to due her grandmother and mothers illnesses in which she helped to care for. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Park, of Wedowee Alabama. His educational level was very minimal due to racial discrimination that was prevalent in that time. He gained most of his knowledge from his mother. The couple were both activists for the equal rights of African Americans and both members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was in 1955 that Rosa made her famous move to stay seated and refuse to give her place to a white individual on the bus. This began the boycott of the bus line in Montgomery that lasted 381 days. Dr. Martin Luther King along with many, many other activists supported Park’s decision as they were involved with this protest. Rosa Parks moved to Detroit Michigan not long after this protest. In 1964, she became the deaconess in the African Episcopal Church. In 1987, she began her co-founding position of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development. This was in honor of her husband who passed away in 1977. Rosa felt this was a way for the youth to become involved with activism for the rights they believe in and not being afraid to voice themselves. She was very much influenced by the youth of the world, as they taught her life lessons for her self as well. She enjoyed speaking to schools and collegiate levels and also for organizations all over the world. Rosa Parks received many honorable awards in her lifetime,wrote many books, spoke to many people of all ages and was known as one of the most influential people of all time for her courageous acts that she was never afraid to express.
Wearing a Chanel Jersey Suit
I wanted to add this website- another brief history of Chanel, and her timeline of House of Chanel
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chnl/hd_chnl.htm/and a few quotes too….
“The most courageous act is still to think for youself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel
“Simplicity is the keynote to all true elegance.”-Coco Chanel
“If you were born withouth wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” -Coco Chanel
all quotes from goodreads.com
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, (1883-1971), was born into a somewhat unstable home. She was one of five children, her parents were not married, and at the age of six, her mother passed away, leaving her father to care for the children. Her father soon sent the children away, Gabrielle was sent to the Catholic Monastery Orphanage of Aubazine. It was here where Chanel found her interest in sewing. She was taught from a few of the nuns how to sew, but on visits with her relatives, she would learn new styles of creation. When Chanel was eighteen, she left the orphanage in search of a new chapter. She would find work for a tailor and would sometimes sing at local venues. During her small singing career is when she was given the name ‘Coco’ by some of the soldiers who would come to listen to her. Later, Coco found her self as a mistress to a wealthy man, who would provide her with everything she needed for her to make her clothing. After this length of time, she found herself in love with another man, who would also provide her with all the necessities she needed as well. It was at this time, at age twenty-three, that she had created her style of hats for women. Even though these men had given her everything she had ever wanted to make her creations, it was her own self that opened up her own shop, in Paris, 1910. Chanel would also have shops in Deauville and Biarritz. Coco Chanel changed the way fashion was styled for women during the 1920’s. It was a sophisticated and womanly look for women to express. Coco was also the first women ever to create the women’s jersey. This allowed for women to have a more relaxed style as opposed to the corset style of fitting. Chanel became known for setting the ‘bob haircut’ trend, and never forgetting her red lipstick statement. In 1922, she released her ever so famous Chanel No. 5, which is still sold in store today. In 1925, s new style was created, known as the cardigan jacket. This would be put with the little black dress. Coco Chanel continued her feminist style, creating many new forms of pieces for women to wear. Pea jackets and bell bottoms, are a couple to name. Her style would become known all over the world as women were seen wearing her collections. Still to this day, the Chanel brand is continuing the legacy that was created many years ago. Chanel’s apartment, her very first, is still being used for the seamstresses of her brand, who are there making collections all by hand. Her beautiful styles of clothing are still available for purchases, as those who have come after her have continued the Chanel brand as well with perfumes, handbags, accesories, shoes, and so much more. Her style gave women the ability to be set apart from the early age traditional clothing, she also gave women a collection of items to choose from that were not offered to them. Her pieces are truly a creation of art.
Marie Sklodoska Curie, (1867-1934), was born in Warsaw to a very educated family. Marie was able to receive school and obtain a well education. Because of the troubles that were happening in Austria, she left and found her place in Paris, France. There she furthered her education at the Sorbonne. While in Paris she received her licensing in Physics and Mathematics. In 1894, Marie met her soon to be husband, who was also her Professor at the time. Curie obtained her Doctorate degree in 1903 and was also appointed the head of the Physics department for the laboratory studies. She was also chosen to be over the department over her husband. Curie’s husband, Pierre Curie passed away in 1906. They both shared a love for the science though, the two would work under hard conditions in the laboratory to support themselves. After the death of her husband, she took over his position as a Professor for Physics. Marie Curie was the first woman ever to hold such a high position. While her and her husband committed their time to their studies of sciences, they both discovered the use of radium and polonium. Marie Curie was a member to many different assoiciations. She was apart of the Committee of Intellectual Co-Operation of the League of Nations and also apart of the Counseil du Physique Solvey. She also enjoyed giving her time to the injured during World War 1 where the use of radium was used. In 1903 the Curies were awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for Physics and in 1911, she recieved her full award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In addition with her husband she recieved the Davy Medal of Royal Society and was awarded by President Harding for the women of America, as she was given one gram of radium for her devotion towards the sciences.
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), was born in Adams Massachusetts to a very activists family. Anthony attended school in Philadelphia. Since she was born into a family of Quakers, she was able to attend a Quaker school and was provided with a fair education. Following her education, she was able to educate. After fifteen years she ended her teaching career to become more active with the temperance acts, but because she was a woman, she was not able to publicly speak during the rallies. Outraged by not have the rights to speak her mind, she joined the Women’s Rights Movements. Susan Anthony also formed a temperance group for women, and in 1860 she continued on with her accomplishments by construction the Married Women’s Property Act in New York. Which fought for women to own their own property. She also became active in the abolishment for slavery as well. After the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment that enabled the rights to African Americans and allowed for voting rights to everyone BUT women, Anthony still fought against this fact. In 1869, the Women’s Suffrage Act was formed. It was fourteen years after Susan Anthony’s death that the Nineteenth Amendment granted the rights for women to vote. Although she would not live to see this happen, her accomplishments greatly helped women for all the following years to come, as she is also appreciated for her never ending fight for women’s equal rights.
I wanted add this website that describes more of the history of the writings of Uncle Toms’s Cabin.
This also has information on the background and history of Stowe and her strive for anti-slavery