Oprah Winfrey demonstrated courage by breaking the barriers of a typical black women in the South.
"I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being." Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey went to school and studied very hard to make her life better.
Oprah Winfrey First Job
Courage She graduate from Tennessee State University with a BA in Speech and Performing Arts. Oprah Winfrey was the first black women to work as a news anchor in Chicago at the age of 19. Oprah had the courage to stand up and be her own women. She didn’t allow the norm of being married to effect her. It is a norm for black women in the South to be married and have kids.
Making a change for women’s rights Oprah funded the construction of an AIDS hospice, children’s orphanage, and a young women hostel in South Africa. She donated over 3 million dollars in gifts for the children who lived in the townships and shantytown. She worked with Nelson Mandela on building a school for young girls who suffered from rape and AID.The school was called Oprah Leadership Academy for girls in Henley-on-Klip , south of Johannesburg, South Africa.The young girls were uneducated and lived in poverty in South Africa.
Discrimination Oprah Winfrey was born when segregation was taking place. She didn’t allow the discrimination toward blacks effect her. As Oprah’s career took off she was in constant competition with the men of show business. Phil Donahue was one of her competitors. As a black women, Oprah fought for her right to equal opportunity for jobs. She worked hard on a talk show called “A.M. Chicago” and was able to have her own talk show after a year called The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The Rise fromDiscrimination Oprah can be known for her ability to rise from discrimination and become the wealthiest women alive. She accomplished having her own production studio called Harpo Studio. Harpo Studio is where the Oprah Winfrey’s show is filmed. Oprah has her own magazine called O Magazine which has 1.5 million subscribers. Oprah has a book club called Oprah’s book club which