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Her Background Sangerwas born on September 14, 1879 in Corning, New York The sixth of eleven children She attended Claverack College and Hudson River Institute in 1896 Then entered the nursing program at White Plains Hospital in 1900.
Breaking Boundaries Sanger began challenging the 1873 federal Comstock law, the law that banned the distribution of contraceptive information. In March 1914, Sanger published the first issue of The Woman Rebel, a radical feminist monthly that advocated the right to practice birth control.
Fighting the Status Quo She was arrested several times. Sanger was involved with The American Birth Control League The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau And what is now known as Planned Parenthood
Achievements Credited for coining the term “Birth Control” Defiantly founded the first birth control clinics in the United States In 1927 helped organize the first World Population Conference in Geneva. In 1942, after several organizational mergers and name changes, Planned Parenthood Federation came into being.
Her Background Rosa McCauleywas born February 4, 1913 She was bicultural – Cherokee and African American At age 7, she witnessed her first KKK demonstration Worked quietly for years with the NAACP The bus boycott she started introduced the world to Martin Luther King Jr.
Rosa and the NAACP She was one of only two women to join the Montgomery chapter at the time. She worked as secretary in NAACP The NAACP fought for the rights of Blacks regardless of gender
December 1,1955 Parks allowed herself to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.
The first African American female case to make it to the U.S. Supreme Court
Breaking Boundaries cont. Boycotted the local bus companies for over a year Used her race and gender to bring attention to racial segregation Served on the Christians Leadership Council under US Representative John Conyers
Being a True Woman She was a leader working from within the NAACP Embraced the life of being a devout Christian and wife while challenging authority Inspired women black or white to stand for equality
In June of 1999, she received the Congressional Gold Medal from President Clinton
In December of 2000, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum were opened
Won Supreme Court case and hanged federal law
Deborah “Debbie” Harry
Her Background Born July 1, 1945 Attended college during the women’s liberation movement. Strong influence and editor on a underground magazine called Punk. One of the most influential female artists
Defying the Status Quo Was one of the first females to front in a punk band A pioneer in fashion, embracing her beauty and using it to her advantage Helped women penetrate the male- dominated punk scene
Finding her Passion Harry had a variety of jobs before becoming a music icon Worked as a secretary at a Playboy club in New York Was a waitress for several years Fronted a folk style band before founding her band Blondie
Leading the way With the help of her friends, Joan Jett and Patty Smith, Debbie pushed the door open for women vocalists Her bold and unique style catapulted her to iconic status, as well as allowed future artists to express their own uniqueness Some inspired artists
Leading cont. Pushed her punk and new wave sound into the mainstream Help to make places like C.B.G.B. and Maxx’s Kansas City landmark places
Accomplishments Worked closely with and funded AIDS/HIV research Pushed saving the arts, such as music in schools Harry entered the Guinness Book of World Record for “Oldest female singer to reach No. 1 on the UK charts” Make-up line through MAC
Being a True Woman Used gender to show strength, beauty, sex appeal, and talent Bent normal gender roles by leading a punk band A leader and pioneer in not hiding sex, but redefining what it meant
Her Background Born May 21 1951, in Encino, California After graduating high school, she attended Stanford and earn a Masters and Ph. D. First American woman in Space
Breaking Boundaries Joined NASA in 1978, which was a male-dominated field With her Ph. D. she became a Physics professor in San Diego Every thing she did pushed normal boundaries for women
Inspiration Ride showed women that they did not have to settle for less in life, that they could accomplish things that mattered to them Showed men that women can be as capable as men in their areas of work
Crossing gender boundaries Possessed the same necessary qualities as her male counter parts Trained to be a NASA officer, one of few women to ever do so at the time Taught as a physics professor, a male-dominated field
Honors and Achievements
First and youngest female American in space
Inducted into the California Hall of Fame
Anelementary school was named after her
Honored with the Jefferson award for Public Service