Strong, confident and unstoppable does not describe the women being honored during, March; “Women History Month”. This month we celebrate women from all walks of life, women who took a stand for what they believed. Women who walked through doors once considered closed and, to Women who took the lead when needed. Women up-raising began in the “1800’s” with their demands for voting rights, their rallying together gave birth to the “Women’s Right Movement”.
In “1848” “The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention” was held were women of varies cultures and economic backgrounds gathered to share their views through the form of oratory delivery. Enters Sojourner Truth, former slave and self –proclaimed preacher asking; “Ain’t I a Woman Too?”
While during “1860” Native American, “Tocmectone” (Shell Flower) began a journey which led her to become leader, peacemaker and protester against inhuman conditions inflicted on tribal members. Then come’s Mrs. Charlotte E. Ray, who in “1872” became the first African American woman to obtain a Law Degree from “Howard University School of Law”.
Anne Bradstreet considered the first American poet in “1650”, opened the literature corridors. By “1950’” the corridors was graced with the gifts of “Global Renaissance Woman” Maya Angelou who became the first African American woman to be nominated the Pulitzer Prize for her screenplay; “Georgia, Georgia”.
Political and social change in “1966 embraced Barbara C. Jordan, the first African American woman Senator of Texas”. Mrs. Hillary R. Clinton in “2001” became the first, First Lady of the United States to be elected, Senator. Then, Mrs. Michelle Obama in “2008” became the first African American to become, First Lady of the United States.
Get more acquainted with the incredible women that have made remarkable contributions to society, visit Encyclopedia Britannica Profiles.
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