I want to wish all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! This post is for mothers, women, and for young women & ladies who are going to become strong, independent women in the future.
10. Helen Keller
Born blind and deaf in 1880, Keller had many obstacles to surpass in her life-time. However, she did get help from a teacher named Anne Sullivan who taught her how to read braille and how to sign. If it wasn’t for Sullivan, another brilliant women, Keller would have never gotten educated, achieve college, and start her own foundation the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
9. Barbara Jordan
Was the first African American to be elected into the Texas Senate in 1966. During this time the Civil Rights Movement was active in the southern region of the nation. She was also the first ever women to be elected into Texas’ Senate. She went on to become a lawyer and an educator
8. Anne Frank
She wrote in her now famous diary about her life in hiding during World War II and when the Nazis invaded Amsterdam. She was a teenager hiding with seven other people, and after 2 years Frank and the other seven people were discovered and brought to the concentration camps.
7. Betsy Ross
The women who made the American flag. After we defeated the British, George Washington asked Ross to design a flag for our new nation. The flag was complete between 1776-1777.
6. Rosa Parks
A Civil Rights Leader who changed history by sitting on a bus. She was arrested for sitting in the front of the bus on 1955 in Alabama. Back then African American residents who lived in the south could only sit in the back of the bus, while white residents sat in the front. She was later rewarded for her bravery and act of freedom.
5. Susan B. Anthony
The force behind the women’s suffrage movement. She devoted her whole life to women’s equality. She was a women’s activist, and equal rights advocate.
4. Elizabeth Blackwell
The first American women to attend college and earn a degree. She was first rejected from college because of her sex, but later founded a college for women in the medical field.
3. Joan of Arc
A national hero. She was involved in the English invasion of France in the Hundred Year War. She thought it was her duty to defeat the English and take back her country. She dressed as a man, cut her hair, and went into battle. She was later burned to the stake because of her beliefs.
2. Oprah Winfrey
An actress and former host of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the wealthiest African American woman in America. Her success didn’t develop over night, like most people’s achievements she had to work had for fame and fortune.
1. Mother Teresa
Was a Roman Catholic Sister who spent most of her life in India. Because of her prays and good-doing she was declared a saint.