Oprah Winfrey<br /><ul><li>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. </li></li></ul><li>Oprah Winfrey First Job<br />
Courage<br />She graduate from Tennessee State University with a BA in Speech and Performing Arts.<br />Oprah Winfrey was the first black women to work as a news anchor in Chicago at the age of 19.<br />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. <br />
Making a change for women’s rights<br />Oprah funded the construction of an AIDS hospice, children’s orphanage, and a young women hostel in South Africa.<br />She donated over 3 million dollars in gifts for the children who lived in the townships and shantytown.<br />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.<br />
Discrimination<br />Oprah Winfrey was born when segregation was taking place. She didn’t allow the discrimination toward blacks effect her.<br />As Oprah’s career took off she was in constant competition with the men of show business. Phil Donahue was one of her competitors.<br />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.<br />
The Rise fromDiscrimination<br />Oprah can be known for her ability to rise from discrimination and become the wealthiest women alive.<br />She accomplished having her own production studio called Harpo Studio. Harpo Studio is where the Oprah Winfrey’s show is filmed. <br />Oprah has her own magazine called O Magazine which has 1.5 million subscribers.<br />Oprah has a book club called Oprah’s book club which <br />