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A presentation for Women Studies 101. Explains the significance of four 20th century American women. Those women are Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Debbie Harry, and Sally Ride.

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Modern women

  1. 1. The Modern woman<br />Women of the 20th Century that shaped our modern world.<br />
  2. 2. Sept. 14, 1879 – Sept. 6, 1966<br />Born July 1, 1945<br />Feb. 4, 1913 – Oct. 24, 2005<br />Born May 26, 1951<br />
  3. 3. Margaret Sanger<br />
  4. 4. Her Background<br />Margaret was born on September 14, 1879 in Corning, New York<br />The sixth of eleven children<br />She attended Claverack College and Hudson River Institute in 1896 <br />Then entered the nursing program at White Plains Hospital in 1900. <br />
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  6. 6. Breaking Boundaries<br />Sanger began challenging the 1873 federal Comstock law, the law that banned the distribution of contraceptive information.<br />In March 1914, Sanger published the first issue of The Woman Rebel, a radical feminist monthly that advocated the right to practice birth control.<br />
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  8. 8. Fighting the Status Quo<br />She was arrested several times.<br />Margaret was involved with<br />The American Birth Control League<br />The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau<br />And what is now known as Planned Parenthood<br />
  9. 9. Achievements<br />Credited for coining the term “Birth Control”<br />Founded the first Birth Control Clinics in the United States<br />In 1927 Sanger helped organize the first World Population Conference in Geneva. In 1942, after several organizational mergers and name changes, Planned Parenthood Federation came into being.<br />
  10. 10. Rosa Parks<br />
  11. 11. Her Background<br />Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913<br />At age 7, she witnessed her first KKK demonstration<br />Work quietly for years with the NAACP<br />Her bus incident introduced the world to Martin Luther King Jr. <br />
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  13. 13. Rosa and the NAACP<br />She was one of only two women to join the Montgomery charter.<br />After nine years of marriage to Raymond Parks, she joined as secretary<br />The NAACP fought for the rights of Africans regardless of gender<br />
  14. 14. Breaking Boundaries<br /><ul><li>December 1,1955 Rosa was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.
  15. 15. The first African American female case to make it to the Supreme Court</li></li></ul><li>Breaking Boundaries cont.<br />Boycotted the local bus companies<br />Used her color and gender to bring attention to color Segregation<br />Served on the Christians Leadership Council under US Representative John Conyers<br />
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  17. 17. Being a True Woman<br />She was a leader working from within the NAACP<br />Embraced the life of being a devout Christian and Wife<br />Inspired women black or white to stand for equality<br />
  18. 18. Accomplishments<br /><ul><li>In June of 1999, she was the received the Congressional Gold Medal from President Clinton
  19. 19. In December of 2000, the Rosa Parks Library and museum was opened</li></li></ul><li>Deborah “Debbie” Harry<br />
  20. 20. Her Background<br />Born July 1, 1945<br />Attended College, during the women’s liberation movement.<br />Strong influence andeditoron a underground magazine called Punk.<br />One of the most influential Female artist<br />
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  22. 22. Defying the Status Quo<br />Was one of the first females to front in a Punk Band<br />A pioneer in fashion, embracing her beauty and using it to her advantage<br />Helped women penetrate the male dominated punk scene<br />
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  24. 24. Finding her Passion<br />Debbie had a variety of jobs before becoming an icon<br />Worked as a secretary at a Playboy club in New York<br />Was a waitress for several years<br />Fronted a folk style band before founding her band Blondie<br />
  25. 25. Leading the way<br />With the help of her friends, Joan Jett and Patty Smith, Debbie pushed the door open for women vocalist<br />Her Bold and unique style catapulted her to iconic status, as well as allow future artist to express their own uniqueness<br />Some inspired artists<br />
  26. 26. Leading cont.<br />Pushed her punk and new wave sound into the mainstream<br />Help to make places like C.B.G.B. and Maxx’s Kansas City landmark places<br />
  27. 27. Accomplishments<br />Worked closely with and funded AIDS/HIV research<br />Pushed saving the arts, such as music in schools<br />Harry entered the Guinness Book of World Record for “Oldest female singer to reach No. 1 on the UK charts”<br />Make-up line through MAC<br />
  28. 28. Being a True Woman<br />Used her gender to show strength, beauty, sex appeal, and talent<br />Bending normal gender roles by leading a punk band<br />Remained feminine while being a leader and pioneer<br />
  29. 29. Sally Ride<br />
  30. 30. Her Background<br />Born May 21 1951, in Encino, California<br />After graduating high school, she attended Stanford and earn a Masters and Ph. D<br />First American woman in Space<br />
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  32. 32. Breaking Boundaries<br />Joined NASA in 1978, which was a male dominated field<br />With her Ph. D she became a Professor in San Diego <br />Every thing she did pushed normal boundaries for women<br />
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  34. 34. Inspiration<br />Sally was able to show women that they did not have to settle in life, they could accomplish anything<br />Impacted many lives by showing a women can do anything, just as easily as men could<br />
  35. 35. Crossing gender boundaries<br />Displayed the same qualities as her male counter parts<br />Trained to be a NASA officer, one of a few women to ever do so<br />Taught as a physics professor, normally male dominated<br />
  36. 36. Honors and Achievements<br /><ul><li>First and youngest Female American in space
  37. 37. Inducted in the California Hall of Fame
  38. 38. There Has been a elementary school named after her
  39. 39. Honored with the Jefferson award for Public Service
  40. 40. Has earned many Honors from NASA</li></li></ul><li>Our 20th century women of significance<br />Thank You<br />