Famous Women in History
There are not enough pages in this article to credit all of the famous women that the world has ever seen. Here are a few famous women in history and their accomplishments.
Mary the mother of Jesus – She was chosen by God to have a child that would later become the savior of the world. Jesus was born 2,000 years ago and Christianity has now over 1 billion followers. Mary had to care for Jesus in his growing up years and found favor with God. Her love touches this world even to this day. Many people claim to have sightings of her apparition. The rosary is prayed to her daily in churches throughout the world. Mary had to endure the pain of watching her own son die on the cross for man’s sins.
Mother Teresa – She was born August 26, 1910 and died September 5, 1997. She was one of the most powerful women in the 20th century. Whether you were Catholic or not, you knew the name Mother Teresa. She is most known for her work in Calcutta India. She cared for starving and abandoned children. She even won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work. Mother Teresa has written numerous books as well. Mother Teresa spent most of her life surrounded by poverty and the sorrows of those that she cared for. In 2003, Pope John Paul II made her a saint. Her congregation started with only 13 members. By the year 1997, it grew to nearly 4,000 members. That is impactful by any account. Her care and ministry was mostly to those that were poor and suffering. No matter how good of a person you are, we cannot escape death. Unfortunately Mother Teresa suffered two heart attacks before her death in 1997. She suffered a lot of her life physically as well. She had broken her collar bone and also suffered from malaria. She also had heart surgery. Her life is a testimony of truly living for God and suffering because of it.
Hillary Rodham Clinton – She is one of the most famous women that ever lived in America. She has helped millions of people throughout the course of her life and ran for the United States Presidency. She was born on October 26, 1947. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale University. She first got her popularity as first lady to President Bill Clinton. She has served as secretary of state and the U.S. Senate. Many people joking around say that she is the brains behind Bill Clinton. Others seriously believe that she ran the United States while Bill was in office. She is being considered for the 2016 presidential elections in the United States of America. Amazingly, she is the only first lady to run for public office. She also visited more countries than any other secretary of state in history. You can say that Hillary Clinton empowers women worldwide and from many different walks of life. She also fought for health care reform in the United States as well.
Women History Month
Women’s history month is celebrated every March in the United States and around the world. It is a celebration of a woman’s accomplishments in history. It is a time for women to be recognized for their contributions to society.
Whether you are famous or not, every women has contributed something to society. It doesn’t matter if you are a waitress at a pancake house or the president of some company. Your contributions are great and should be rewarded. Many women throughout history have helped the United States of America to be what it is today. Many women have served in war time and raised amazing families. Many women are mothers and business women at the same time.
Black Women in History
The twentieth century started a new era for black women in history. In previous generations, black women were not recognized for their efforts. If it were not for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, many black women would go unrecognized today.
Rosa Parks – Born on February 4, 1913 and died on October 24, 2005. She was a voice to be heard and she made the brave decision to fight for her rights. She is best known for her role in the civil rights movements. She was born and lived during a time where black men and women were not treated equally to white people. She was asked to give up her seat to a white person and she refused. This sparked a civil rights movement that eventually gave black men and women equal rights to white people. Her courageous efforts helped to change America for the better.
Oprah Winfrey – Wherever you go in the world today, the name Oprah Winfrey is known. She is best known for her hit television show Oprah. She was born on January 29, 1954. She is the author of two book titles such as, What I Know for Sure and Oprah: Make the Connection. In 2013, President Barack Obama gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom award. Harvard also gave her and honorary doctorate degree.
Oprah came from tough beginnings. She was born into poverty to a single teenage mother. She was raped as a child. She overcame her battles and eventually became one of the most powerful women in the world. She has a net worth of 3 billion dollars and an estimated yearly salary of 75 million.
Porsha life is a testimony that you don’t have to come from a rich family in order to gain success in life. She was able to overcome her obstacles and create one of the most successful media sensations of all time. In the 21st century, she created her own television network known as OWN.
Oprah also creates films that touch the souls of millions of people. Her role in The Color Purple allowed the world to see the mistreatment of African American women during the days of slavery.
Oprah has also started schools for African girls in order to get an education in poverty stricken countries. Her voice is one to be heard and is considered to be one of the most famous women in American history.
Michelle Obama – Born on January 17, 1964. She became the first African American first lady of the United States of America. This was an accomplishment that many Americans thought would never come. She is best known for her work with childhood obesity and nutrition. She has two daughters and is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard law school.
Harriet Tubman – She was born into slavery in the year 1820. During the civil war, she was active and took on positions as a cook and a nurse. She is best known for her work of helping slaves to escape into safe houses.
Hattie McDaniel – Born in the year 1895. She will always be known for being the first black woman on the radio. She is best known for her acting in the movie Gone with the Wind. She played the character Mammy. Hattie McDaniel also became the first black women to receive an Academy Award.
Tyra Banks – She was the first black woman to appear on the cover of GQ magazine. She is known for modeling in magazines such as Victoria’s Secret and runway shows. In television, she created the hit television show Americas Next Top Model. She later went on to star in her own talk show. She is considered to be a powerful voice in woman’s history.