Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became wildly popular in France during the 1920s. She also devoted much of her life to fighting racism.In the 1920s she moved to France and soon became one of Europe's most popular and highest-paid performers. She worked for the French Resistance during World War II, and during the 1950s and '60s devoted herself to fighting segregation and racism in the United States. B. Josephine impacted me because if it was not for Josephine I would not be able to dance. Dancing is my passion if she did not stand up for not being able to dance because she is African-American nobody else would have. Therefore I would have to give up my dreams of being an African-American dancer. C. This connects to present day because now African-Americans from around the world can dance at musical theaters. Now blacks and whites dance together.
Claudette Colvin was a civil rights activist in Alabama during the 1950s. She refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks' more famous protest.She was arrested and became one of four plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, which ruled that Montgomery's segregated bus system was unconstitutional.She also served as a plaintiff in the landmark legal case Browder v. Gayle, which helped end the practice of segregation on Montgomery public buses. B. This impacted me because now I have more rights in public buses. C. This connects to the present day because African-Americans do not have to give up there seats to whites anymore. We have more rights and are treated just the same as white people.
A. Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s, later enjoying a career resurgence in the '80s. A staunch Civil Rights activist, she was known for tunes. Simone expanded her repertory in exemplary fashion while becoming identified as a leading voice of the Civil Rights Movement. B. Nina Simone impacted me because if she did not try to fight for African-Americans becoming musicians too then i would not be able to sing today even though I can't sing. C. This connects to the present day because now we have black hip hop artist, R&B singers, Country songs, and Jazz singers because of Nina.
A. Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist, serving as president of the National Association of Colored Women and founding the National Council of Negro Women. Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in 1904, which later became Bethune-Cookman College. She founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935. Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls in Daytona, Florida, in 1904. Starting out with only five students, she helped grow the school to more 250 students over the next years. B. Bethune impacted me because if she did not try to help African-Americans get an education after she got hers it would still have been hard for me to go to school. C. This connects to the present day because African-Americans are allowed to go to any school they desire to attend. There also allowed to became any career they choice to become.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a U.S. SupremAs a judge, Ruth Ginsburg favors caution, moderation and restraint. She is considered part of the Supreme Court's moderate-liberal bloc presenting a strong voice in favor of gender equality, the rights of workers and the separation of church and state.Court justice, the second woman to be appointed to the position. B. She impacted me because if even though she had cancer she still did not give up on becoming the worlds second women U.S. Supreme Court Judge. C. This connects to the present day because now women can become judges.
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, journeyed to Ghana to mark that nation's independence in 1957, traveled to India on a pilgrimage in 1959 and worked to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, among other endeavors. B. Coretta impacted me because without her keeping her husband Martin Luther King name going we as African-Americans would have all gave up. C. This connects to the present day because her legacy is still out now if one black person is unfairly shoot we all protest instead of giving up.
A. Elijah Muhammad rose from poverty to become the charismatic leader of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, and mentor of Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. B. Elijah Muhammad impacted me because If it was not for him I would not be able to be an African-American Muslim today. I too am Muslim so they would have not let me choose my own religion for being an African-American Muslim women. C. This connects to the present day because now not only are we allowed to pick are own religion, it's not illegal anymore.
A.Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, whose members—known as suffragettes—fought to enfranchise women in the United Kingdom. B. This impacted me because if Emmeline did not stand her right to let women vote then today I being a women would not be able to vote. She was brave enough to stand by her rights even though she got arrested she still did not give up. C. This connects to the present day because now women can vote without having to be arrested or told no its not illegal anymore.
A. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur were American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who invented and built the worlds first successful Airplane. B. Its important to me because I like traveling and being on airplanes. I can go to any state and any country. C. This connects to the present day because without the Wright brothers we would not have airplanes today!
A.Dorothy Height was a civil rights and women's rights activist focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African-American women. She invented the first black family reunion, a celebration of traditions and family values which is still held annually. B. It impacted me because my family and I have family reunions with almost whole African-American's in are neighborhood. C. This connects to the present day because African-Americans still have family reunions to bring others closer.