Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World: 1
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Born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, Sojourner Truth escaped to freedom with her infant daughter in 1826. She took home a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class special for her film Laverne Cox Presents: The T Wordin 2015, making history as the first openly transgender woman to win the award.
Suffragist, settlement house founder, peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams rejected marriage and motherhood in favor of a lifetime commitment to social reform.Josephine Butler brought into open discussion in Victorian Britain the double sexual standard that existed in a male-dominated society. In 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American living in Montgomery, Alabama, challenged the race segregation that existed in parts of the US by refusing to give up her seat on a bus so that a white person could sit down.
The Princess of Wales’ bold independence, daring fashion, and close bond with her sons made her a beloved member of the royal family. Using the chemical isotope cobalt-60, Wu showed that the laws of nature were not always symmetrical, disproving the law that had been accepted for more than 30 years. Both talk about overcoming odds to do the thing you want to do in life – “the best way to do it is just to do it”.Wells founded the Alpha Suffrage Club, an organization of women who helped elect candidates who would best serve the Black community in Chicago.
Your class will read the statements and decide whether they are true or false using the information. She was the first African American performer to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Brownie: We came from lots of other women who have had to struggle in the past, which makes me and other women more capable to help in the future – to help with lots of communities like equal rights for LGBTQ community.She then went on to become a poet-diplomat and the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature for her emotive lyric poetry, which explored themes of morality, motherhood, love and Latin American identity. In fact, she was the first woman to ascend all Seven Summits, climbing the highest mountain on each continent. In the mid-1950s, Wu was approached by two theoretical physicists, Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang.