A) Margaret Sanger was a birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. She made birth control known to women and opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League. B) Sanger impacted me because she knew by sharing this information, it would bring her trouble. After opening her clinic she was arrested for distributing information on contraception. She wanted to prevent illegal abortions. She went out of her way to give women a more humane choice of preventing pregnancy. C) Sanger changed the world today so greatly. Without her actions, women would not have a choice with their lives. She is someone still discussed today for the way she full-heartedly committed to sharing birth control with other women.
A) Malcolm X was a human rights activist. X was a priest who discussed crimes against black Americans. He preached about racism, beatings, inequalities, and the all together mistreatment of African Americans. His words not only spoke to those listening, but others who believed the same, but did not have the courage to speak out. B) X impacted me because of the way he treated those who discriminate against him. Many white Americans accused him of committing hate crimes through the content of his words while preaching. He continued preaching and sharing what needed to be done. He did not listen to what others said and because of this he made great strides in changing the way people saw the world. C) X was one of the first leaders in his community to openly speak of all the injustices occurring around him. He was is like so many others today because of the peaceful and big way he did so. Many women today are finally sharing their stories just he did many years before.
A) Harriot Blatch joined the Women’s Trade Union League, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and founded the Equity League of Self-Supporting Women. She later entered the Women’s Political Union and the National Woman’s Party. She also strongly supported and protested for the Equal Rights Amendment. B) Blatch impacted me because of how involved she was in supporting so many organizations. She founded and participated in a limitless amount of causes. She dedicated her later life to advocating for women's rights and making change; unlike many other women who stayed home to cater to their husbands. C) Blatch is like many other women today who are sick of staying home and watching issues carry on. She went out and got very involved. Her actions are what inspired women today to leave their houses and share what they think needs to be done.
A) Jane Addams helped America address issues that were of concerns of many, like the needs of children, public health, and world peace. She helped lay the foundations for American civil society by creating a calm space within different communities. This space was settlement house or community center where people could go solve any concerning issue by having organizations come in to provide supplies and care. B) Addams impacted me by demonstrating that women in that time could make change. Her innovative and uplifting actions changed the way people interacted. They also turned around many unsafe areas by making space that assisted those in need, ultimately bringing people together. C) Addams became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her actions changed the way people came together forever. She created a place of peaceful gathering; her work brought needed tranquility to an hectic world that is till used today.
A) Carrie Chapman Catt was an American Women's Suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment. Catt was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. B) Catt impacted me by leading the largest organization working for women's suffrage in the U.S. Catt participated in dozens of campaigns and made hundreds of speeches. She continually worked even through her husbands death. She showed me how dedicated she truly was to help women's suffrage. C) Catt worked with so many other women, like Susan B. Anthony, in her efforts and in her organization. She "led an army" and this inspired women today to go out and do the same. Her actions allow women today to carry on her amazing work.
A) Marcus Garvey was a leader of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. Garvey spoke to 25,000 people from all over world about having pride in African history and culture, telling others to be proud of their heritage. His words sparked many to go out and make change in their lives. He also founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. B) Garvey impacted me because he was one the several people during the time to openly speak about why it is important to be proud of being African American, instead of ashamed. His words show me he was not afraid of what others thought, in turn wanted others to know he loved who he was. C) Garvey created a large movement to make a difference, like so many others today. He went out and gathered thousands to share what was needed to be said. Without him people would not have had the power to stand up for themselves. He created a great basis for people to make change.
A) Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Franchise League and helped found the more militant Women's Social and Political Union. Emmeline also got her daughters Christabel and Sylvia active in fighting for women's rights. B) Emmeline impacted me because she got arrested and went on hunger strikes; she took any measures to show others what was right. This shows me to take any measure to stand up for what I believe in. C) Emmeline held demonstrations, smashed windows of those who did wrong doings, and participated in hunger strikes of the suffragettes. Emmeline is like many other women today who believe they must make waves to get any action done.
A) Alice Paul worked in the National American Woman Suffrage Association and founded the Congressional Union. She was dedicated to seeking a federal constitutional amendment for woman suffrage. She also founded the National Woman’s party. Paul was a pivotal force in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Paul proposed an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. B) Alice Paul impacted me by never giving up. She was arrested and imprisoned for engaging in hunger strikes and endured forced feedings from authorities. Once out of prison, she never stopped fighting. C) Alice Paul held hundreds of strikes all over the country and did not stop till she got her way. This is like many women's rights activists today, who do not stop protesting for their rights.
A) Sidney Hillman founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Because of his political actions, worker care became a priority within the labor movement. He enforced rules that the union should serve the interests of its members both on and off the job by providing a wide variety of benefits and community services. B) Sidney Hillman lobbied for equal rights in the workplace and proper care for all workers (pay, health care). These all are things that many company leaders did not take into consideration. I believe that people working in factories should be treated just the same and so did Hillman. C) People are holding strikes today for equal rights in the workplace just like Hillman did many years ago. He fought for equal pay and care like so others today. Even though this issue is still relevant, because of Hillman other bosses can see a proper way to treat their workers.
A) Susan B. Anthony advocated for women's rights and demanded that the Nineteenth Amendment include a guarantee of the vote for women as well as for African-Americans. She founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Women's Loyal National League, and American Equal Rights Association. B) Susan B. Anthony impacted me through her relentless and courageous spirit to make change. At one point during her fight for the ability for women to vote, she got arrested and convicted for illegally voting. Her actions showed me no matter how difficult, keep fighting for what you believe in. C) Susan's actions connect the world today because she held rallies and got petitions signed just like many other women today. Women are still fighting for equal treatment and because of Susan B. Anthony, women have someone to look up to for making great strides in equality.