4 African-American Women who Changed Past Claims

By Amandeep Thakur

“I guess if I’d have any sense, I’d have been a little scared-but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it seemed they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember”.

 

 

This is what the black women felt in their tough time, and the only option was to stand for them and this is what they did.

They fight back, they didn’t let anyone to speak down on their capabilities, they made history and they showed everyone that this is the real power of Black women. They changed the history of African-American people and also set examples for the rest of the world.

Here are four women representatives of black culture who helped America to become a milestone for the entire Globe:

1. Fannie Lou Hamer

She was a great hard working woman, who fought back with fiery words and speeches in various conferences. She was a plain-spoken and a courageous woman. She participated in the Civil Rights movement and encouraged the black people to come in power. Hamer was the caviling organizer to the Mississippi freedom summer in 1964. The project was focused on to make as many as African-American voters in Mississippi.

2. Hattie McDaniel

The favorite “Mammy” in “Gone with the Wind” was the first African-American who took the challenge and became the winner of 1940 Oscar awards. Though she was also criticized by few for her role but that was the reality. Her Oscar’s acceptance speech showed a class that made the rest of people of Hollywood in shame. She confidently spoke on racist and showed a grace in her speech.

3. Vivian Malone

She was one of the first two African-Americans to become the student at the University of Alabama. That time it was an impossible thing to get an admission in the all-white institution and even then she made it. And most importantly, she not only got her education from there but also got the retirement as the director of the same institute.

4. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the beautiful African-American who will always be remembered for her exceptionally good work on television and for her good books. She enhanced the beauty of black people among whites and also left a landmark of her generation for the generations to come. The beautiful quotes by her exhibits the impression of her desire to live a happy and cheerful life.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.

These are the Women who have shared a big part in creating a win-win situation for the African-American’s. They lived with pride and also fascinated the world.

Reference Links:

http://newsone.com/2000029/10-black-women-of-influence/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Summer

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