A) Emma Goldman was an activist for gay rights and was also an anarchist. She spoke out for women rights and rights for homosexuals. Although she didn't quite have a lasting effect on the nation, her controversial views sparked thought in citizens of America. B) This affects me because I am a part of the LGBTQ community, and to see that even in such times when homosexuals were being tortured that she could stand up against what people believed shows true strength that I can admire. C) Goldman's activism doesn't quite have a direct effect on us today, but she was an important role in activism for women and those in the gay community.
A) Ida B Wells was a civil rights activist in the 1880s and 90s, mostly known for being an author and writing about such topics. She impacted the nation by informing them on the unjust things going on, and encouraging people to speak out against it. B) Although she had an impact on the people around her in her time, this does not have a direct effect on me. Wells' work might have pushed the civil rights movement forward, which does have an impact on me, but her writing in and of itself does not have an impact on me. C) In her time, Ida B Wells was an influential author and activist, helping the civil rights movement go on its way. Her writing does not have an impact on us today, but the impact of the civil rights movement still holds true in the heart of every American.
A) The effect on the nation was that it allowed African American students to go to the same school as other white children, thus getting the same education. This case deemed "separate but equal" was not in fact equal and overruled the precedent of the Plessy v. Ferguson case. B) This impacts me because if it was not for this case I may not be able to go to the same school as some of my friends who are not my race, and I would not get the same quality of education as other races would. C) The effect on us today is that everyone can go to the same school, no matter what race, and get the same education as everyone else. It also set a precedent so that we can never segregate schools again.
A.) This made a huge impact on our nation because this began the study of transvestites and people who didn't feel connected to their body could finally begin to find themselves. B). This event doesn't have an impact on me directly, but it does on thousands of transgenders because it gives them hope and normalizes their feelings. C). This person and event is connected to today because now, anyone who identifies as transgender can begin to fit into a body that they are comfortable in.
Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld was a doctor who worked towards the sexual emancipation movement. He began his career in medicine and was soon drawn to the study of human sexuality. He was a transvestite himself and homosexual. Hirschfeld believed that sexual orientation was a naturally occurring trait worthy of scientific inquiry and political emancipation rather than social hostility. A). He had an impact of the nation because he developed the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee and he wrote hundreds on books and educated people. B). This affects me because, once again, I am queer. I am able to love people freely without lots of judgement and be safe while doing so. C). This connects to today because people are very educated on LGBT health and mental health. Today, many people are being safe while still having fun.
A) This had an impact on the nation because it allowed laws to be passed against homosexuality. This was very discriminative and led to the imprisonment and death of many innocent homosexuals. B) This doesn't impact me in any way that is good, but it saddens me that someone would be so cruel as to punish someone who does not have the same sexual orientation as them. C) This impacts us now because now we are much more accepting of LGBTQ and are willing to take them in with open arms, like the humans they are. Although homophobic people are still out there, it has stopped being the social "norm" to hate on homosexuals.
Sojourner Truth was a prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist. A). Sojourners speeches about being a woman and her fights for slavery resonated with the whole country. She made people listen and moved people. She gave fellow women and blacks a voice. B). This is very inspiring and moving to me because i am a black woman. She spoke for my ancestors. I am very grateful for her and the things she fought for. C). Truths activism doesn't have a direct effect on us today, but she was an important role in activism for women and Negros.
The Scientific-Humanitarian Committee was the forefront of the first LGBT rights liberation movement before the Nazis and WWII began. A). This had a huge impact on our nation because people began to see homosexuality and transvestites as normal feelings. This movement also allowed for the opening of the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin 1919, led by Doctor Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute gave counselling and other services for the LGBT people. B). This had an impact on me directly because as a queer person, gay liberation is very important to me and it makes me happy to know that there were people fighting for us. C). This connects to today because now, millions of people who identify as queer can celebrate and live their authentic life.
Mary Eliza Church Terrell was a well-known African American activist who fought for racial equality and women’s suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th century. A). She impacted the nation by being the president of the National Association of Colored Women. Terrell also became the first black member of the American Association of University Women, after winning an anti-discrimination lawsuit. She was apart of many other organizations and wrote books. This affected the nation because just like Sojourner Truth and Ida B, they all gave people who couldn't speak a voice. She informed and helped black people. B). This impacts me because i am a black women and she gave my ancestors a voice. Many civil rights leaders like her laid down the foundation for black liberation, C). Once again, Terrell's activism doesn't have a direct effect on us today, but she was an important role in activism for women and black people.
A) Gidlow's activism showed the country that she wasn't afraid to stand up for what she thought was right. Her book of lesbian poetry and her voice in the LBGTQ community made an impact on what people thought of them, considering it was very controversial at the time. B) This has an impact on me because I am a part of the LBGTQ community, and the book of poetry Gidlow wrote really pushed the envelope for LGBTQ. She was a free spirit and, despite what others thought of her, she lived her life how she wanted to, which is inspiring to me and other people in the LGBTQ community to be true to yourself no matter what. C) Being LGBTQ, seeing that Gidlow was brave enough to do what she wanted despite everyone else is huge. It inspires me to be true to myself and live my life how I want to.