Claudia Jones, Caribbean American political leader, communist, and journalist, was born February 15, 1915, in the British West Indies (now Trinidad). She migrated to New York in 1922, where she became a multi-faceted activist, beginning with the Scottsboro Case in the 1930s.
When Jorge Biassou (1741-1801) arrived in St. Augustine in 1796, he was already a legend. He was the most fiery leader in the Haitian slave revolt against the French. He became a decorated Spanish general. He was Florida's only black caudillo (a militant political leader). He flaunted pagan religious practices, but was buried with full Catholic honors. A hero, a family man, a threat, and a spectacle; this ex-slave demanded respect.
No. Every woman DOES NOT NEED TO VOTE. Every woman WHO HAS EDUCATED HERSELF ON THE ISSUES needs to vote. There is a difference. If you haven't taken the time to educate yourself, I beg you to stay home.
(Laura) Jane Addams (September 6, 1860-May 21, 1935) won worldwide recognition in the first third of the twentieth century as a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. She was born in Cedarville, Illinois, the eighth of nine children. Her father was a prosperous miller and local political leader who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War; he was a friend of…