Eleanor roosevelt 1884 1962 already experienced

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Eleanor Roosevelt : (1884-1962) Already experienced politician, activist She worked in a settlement house before she turned domestic duties before marriage FDR had affair → busies herself in other ways. FDR had polio. Transforms marriage into political partnership Press Conferences for female reporters FDR president → helps groups - color, kids. Groups go to ER rather than FDR (administration no likey)
HIST 304 - Final Rosie the Riveter (1940s) The impact of Race & Ethnicity: Wages, opportunities were limited, comparing domestic duties to work Had to send children away Last Hire = First Fire - Black women Reproductive Consensus Female Organizations in the 1950s “Politics of Respectability” (1955) The mobilization of certain behaviors that show White middle class → Dress nicely, attitude, going to church. Strategy by Black women reformers, it aims to accomplish stopping stereotypes (jezebel) Mamie Till Bradley & Death of Emmett Till (1955) Emmett (14) from North comes to Jim Crow south → Whistles at White woman (didn’t know not to) → Graphically lynched. Mamie had open casket funeral → everyone saw how brutal his death was. She invites press, tells them to publish photos, publicizes widely Presents herself as classy, strong, educated Daisy Bates (1957) President of Arkansa NAACP (1952) Her family was destroyed by southern Whites → real mother-raped, father-ran away. Adopted parent took her in, hatred and anger towards whites - father said to do something constructive w/ it. Central High School, Little Rock Arkansa (1957) Bates helps handpick students for the high school, they will encounter resistance from White people. She taught students to not react White students try to scare them, national guard, she ignores them, dressed like White students (respectable Black teens). North is shocked by images, made mockery about USA being a free world, North wanted to join movement, growing number of sit ins, boycotts. Ella Baker (1960) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) - Interracial organization, men & women. Going to be lead by college students freedom riders, voter registration. Was a member of SCLC (MLK organization), president of NY NAACP. 1960 broke away from MLK (personal conflicts - thought King was dominating movement, too all about men) “Strong people don’t need strong leaders,” “The Movement made King, King didn’t make the movement” Democracy - group centered approach to decision making Seen as godmother - whites and blacks looked up to her 2nd Wave Feminism (1960 - 1980) Betty Friedan & Feminine Mystique (1963) - Housewives were dissatisfied/bored with their lives. Only surveyed White, middle/upper class women. Liberal feminism Focus on equality between sexes (opportunity). Ex. Gain access to institutions
HIST 304 - Final Women’s Rights - Middle aged; professional - lawyers, business, journalist; sought legal reform; Ex. Betty Friedan & National Organization for Women (NOW); mostly white women Men & women should be treated equally in the eyes of the law.

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