Three Women in History to Appreciate and Learn From
Welcome to March at Canyon Park Apartments in Puyallup, WA! We hope you’re excited for good things to come this month. We are! We’re especially excited because March is Women’s History Month. Celebrate by taking note of women all around you and around the world. To start with, we’re highlighting just three notable women in history we can all learn from and get inspired by.
Harriet Tubman (1819 or 1820 – 1913)
A Civil War Nurse, abolitionist, Civil Rights activist, and prominent figure in the Underground Railroad, Tubman is often called the Moses of her people for leading so many of them out of bondage to freedom, according to HistoryNet.
She was the first woman in America to conduct an armed military raid. She was born into a large family of slaves, and after years of slavery managed to escape. She managed to return for her family members, leading them and countless others to freedom. She continued to work tirelessly as a community activist, humanitarian, and active member of the suffrage movement.
Susan B. Anthony (1820 – 1906)
Originally an activist searching to reform efforts for anti-slavery and temperance, Anthony learned as a teacher that male teachers were paid several times her salary. When she was told women weren’t invited to a convention to speak, she promptly enlisted in the cause of women’s rights. She and other activists including Elizabeth Cady Stanton built the women’s rights movement through their newspaper and their works pushing for the woman’s right to vote.
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
Through her writings and activism, Angelou has defied social norms and inspired people everywhere to overcome prejudice, discrimination, and abuse, as Women of the Hall describes her influence.
She was raped by her mother’s boyfriend and withdrew as a mute for five years, but her grandmother introduced her to literature. An actress, writer, and leader, Angelou’s works have brought her numerous awards. She was nominated for a Tony Award, an Emmy Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Check out some of Maya Angelou’s works on Amazon.
Of course, these are just three of the literally countless women we should all take note of, this month and always. Who else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading. Take time to support and express thanks to women in your life this month and the rest of the year.