Essays Tagged: "african american women"

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor.

men of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor presents seven short stories of seven amazing and intriguing African American women, whose lives intertwine with each other. They are all different in many ways. ... in search of the meaning of life and the knowledge to get through the struggles of being a Black or African American woman living in today's American white society.The first short story is about Matti ...

(3 pages) 63 1 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

WEB Duboise stance on the abolishment of women's suffrage.

Both Foner and Cott eliminates Dubois' main ambition and sole adherence to advising the support of African American women - Dubois believes their support will create a strong foundation to emancipate ... rian William Toll, author of The Resurgence of Race: Black Social Theory from Reconstruction to Pan-African Conferences, believes Dubois called for black writers to reevaluate their relationship with ...

(2 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The Great migration of African Americans from the South to the North in the 1910s

nouvor2nd HourMs. Bentley SmithAm. History GtThroughout the early 1900s, the South became known for African Americans likeMargaret walker as a "sorrow home". Life was not easy for them. More than two ... simply closed to them and they were often the last ones to be hired and thefirst ones to be fired. African American women had to work as household help for whitesat wages that kept them rapped in pov ...

(2 pages) 119 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

story "A Worn Path" written by Eudora Welty, she talks about a journey that an old, under-educated, African American women named Phoenix Jackson takes. This old woman lived in the back woods of Natche ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A review of the play Delany Sister.

of The Delany Sister' First 100 Years, by Emily Mann.The script places you in a time gone by, where African American women were not aloud to be anything but a mammy, house cleaners, cooks, and caregiv ... mselves or their culture. However, out of all this turmoil two sisters emerged. One to be the first African American to teach domestic science on the high school level in the New York City public scho ...

(3 pages) 54 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Their eyes were watching God :Zora Neale Hurston; Mary Helen Washington

, the one who women were supposed to look up to and serve. Especially in the fact that Janie was an African American women during these oppressed times. Throughout this book, it looks as though Janie ...

(5 pages) 81 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lung Cancer

the United States during 2004. Therate of lung cancer cases appears to be dropping among white and African-American men in the United States,while it continues to rise among both white and African-Am ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Life of Maya Angelou

great voices of contemporary literature ( She is also one of the most influential African-Americans in American history. Through my research and readings about Maya I have come to th ... sion that she is an American genius. Maya has beaten the odds and become one of the most well known African American women of today.Maya was born April 4th 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her birth name ...

(5 pages) 145 3 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Breast Cancer

the disease, his or her chances have been measured up to a one in six chance. Sixty-nine percent of African-American women survive from it, and there are predicted to be nearly two million new cases r ...

(11 pages) 236 1 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

This essay takes a close look at he african american tradition of quilt making

Quilting: An African American TraditionThe history of African American women in quilting is almost as old as the ... and quilting on plantations and in other wealthy households (Johnson 1). After the Civil War, many African American women went to work in households as housekeepers while others helped out on small f ... lts were made from scraps, discarded clothing, and feed sacks (Johnson 1). In studying the roots of African American quilting the difficulty lies in the fact that few documented quilts exist today. Qu ...

(8 pages) 90 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Women's Rights in Colonial America

In the Colonies European American women led a relatively free life, while all except a very few African American women were true slaves, and as such, lived in a vastly different manner.In Europe, ... ate. While one European American woman described the Colonies as a "paradise on Earth", most African American women probably felt as if they had been condemned to a "hell on earth." Viewed as " ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Analysis of Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise"

ves' 'ancestors'); from this I could tell that it is a poem about the author herself who is a black African American women and the painful past of black people. I would say that the poem reflects the ... ack people. The seventh line, 'Leaving behind nights of terror and fear', can signify how the black Africans have shown their success in the world by, holding their heads up high, despite the terror a ...

(7 pages) 20881 0 2.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Glass Ceiling

r society just because that talent wears a skirt", this is a quote from Shirley Chisholm, the first African American women to be elected to the US Congress in 1968. Sadly, this quote is nevertheless t ...

(3 pages) 210 0 3.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

African American Women in the Prison System

it is not difficult to see that the majority of women in the system are minority females, primarily African American women. This essay is written to uncover how our American society shapes African-Ame ... dual's view of themselves and their role in society. Throughout American and some European history, African American men and women have been considered in all aspects inferior and incompetent in compa ...

(7 pages) 147 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

African American Women and Music

The purpose of this report was for me to research and explore the connection between African American women and music. Since prior to the slave decades, music has been an integral part ... art of African American society, and served as a form of social, economic, and emotional support in African American communities in the past and present. This paper will cover three different types of ... addition to exploring the history of each of these genres of music, this report will identify three African American female music legends, Bessie Smith, Emma Barrett, and Mahalia Jackson.Blues emerged ...

(7 pages) 74 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

"Oppression" by Matthew Padilla

The idea that a poor African-American woman should be able to overcome oppression is limited, given it is usually promote ... up than that their own race. This disallows any chances of there being a high percentage of wealthy African-American woman in the United States because the values of capitalism in which it's a "class ... racism and surprisingly sexism are all viable options a big company can use to shunt away aspiring African-American women from achieving wealthy a status that has been deprived of them and their fore ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"Women of the Harlem Renaissance" by Cheryl A. Wall

ters of the Harlem Renaissance. The book allows the reader to experience what life was like for the African American woman in the 1920's. The life of a female writer during the Harlem Renaissance was ... The life of a female writer during the Harlem Renaissance was vastly different from that of a male African American writer. African American women in the 1920's struggled with issues of individuality ...

(5 pages) 53 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"To Joy My Freedom" by Tera Hunter: Does the public/private dichotomy pertains to the lives of newly freed slave women?

Stephanie Eckels01/21/07His 72BMatersonElisabeth RitaccaFreedomIn 1866 many newly freed African American women left their masters and traveled a great distance to rebuild their lives in At ... ple had was why did theses women leave the "comfort" of their master's home. The answer was simple, African American women wanted to protect their dignity, preserve their integrity of their families, ... labor�. Unfortunately, achieving these goals was not going to be easy. After the civil war, African American women had a hard struggle to be seen as citizens and to gain their rights with Jim ...

(6 pages) 14 1 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Toni Morrison And “Jazz”

Toni Morrison And "Jazz"Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated African-American authors of our time. She "has become a distinctive literary voice in the 20th Centu ... eading in the body of contemporary American fiction" (Random House 1). Morrison writes about the African-American experience in different times in American history. She also portrays African-Americ ... e George and Ramah Wofford. Chloe was the second of four children. Her parents taught her about her African American Heritage and to enjoy great literature. When she entered the first grade, she was t ...

(11 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lupis Disease

ages of 15 and 44. People of all races may get lupus. However, lupus is three times more common in African American women than in Caucasian women. As many as 1 in 250 young African American women wil ... us more common in black women than in white women? We do not know why the disease is more common in African American women. However, research doctors supported by the National Institutes of Health are ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases