Brave Black Women: From Slavery to the Space Shuttle by Ruthe Winegarten

By Ruthe Winegarten

Brave black girls have performed very important roles in American background. prior to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, black girls bore the bonds of slavery with braveness and power. on the grounds that Emancipation, black ladies have supported colleges, church buildings, and civic firms, entered many professions, and helped to construct powerful groups. This booklet dramatizes their extraordinary tale and celebrates their achievements.

Writing specifically for college students in grades 4 via 8, Ruthe Winegarten and Sharon Kahn hint the historical past of black ladies from slavery until eventually this day. Their tale contains many heroines, from Emily Morgan, "the Yellow Rose of Texas," to pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Mae Jemison, opera singer Barbara Conrad, actresses Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, whose lifestyles tale types the ultimate chapter.

as well as those recognized black girls, the e-book additionally profiles lecturers, businesswomen, civil rights leaders, neighborhood activists, medical professionals, nurses, athletes, musicians, artists, and political leaders. tailored from the award-winning Black Texas ladies: one hundred fifty Years of Trial and Triumph, will probably be interesting studying for kids and their mom and dad and grandparents, lecturers, and librarians.

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She spent thirty-two years as dean at Booker T. Washington High School, where she did everything from monitoring attendance to helping sick students. She made sure the principal hired a visiting nurse to keep her children healthy. Later, she was elected president of the Classroom Teachers of Dallas. Mattie E. Durden taught in the home economics department of Anderson High School in Austin for more than thirty years. “It is something within that leads me on,” she said, and that something gave her the courage to persist.

ISBN 0-292-79106-2 (alk. paper). — ISBN 0-292-79107-0 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Afro-American women—Texas—History—Juvenile literature. 2. Texas—History—1846–1950—Juvenile literature. 3. Texas—History—1951– —Juvenile literature. [1. Afro-Americans—Texas—History. 2. Women—Texas—History. 3. ] I. Kahn, Sharon, 1934– . II. Winegarten, Ruthe. Black Texas Women. III. Title. 48'960730764—dc20 96–35614 AC Design by Elizabeth Towler Menon Cover photos, clockwise from top right: Mae Jemison (NASA); Ethelyn Taylor Chisum (Texas/Dallas History Archives Division, Dallas Public Library); Anne Lundy (photo by Jeff St.

Massa had more than 100 cows, and most of the time me and Violet did all the milking. We’d better be in that cowpen by five o’clock [in the morning]. ” Hannah Mullins was born a slave. She and her family lived in a double log cabin with two rooms separated by a hall. A big bell rang in the morning for the slaves to get up very early, and again at bedtime. Hannah was raised in the slave nursery with other slave children until she was five years old. At mealtime, the cooks set two long wooden troughs on the table and filled them with crumbled corn bread and milk.

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