National Women's Month By: kayla thomas

Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger was born September 14, 1879. She is a writer. She used her writings to promote her way of thinking. She wrote Family Limitation under the Comstock Act. She also promoted womens right to birth control. She also was the founder of the Reproduction Rights Movements.

She wanted to learn about birth control because her mo had a lot of miscarriages and she didn't know if it effected her mothers health. Soon after her mother died because of all the pregnancies. She passed away September 6, 1966 at the age of 87.

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin born September 5, 1939. She was apart of the pioneer African American Civil Rights Movement. She was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This was 9 months before Rose Parks rufused to give up her seat on the bus.

She quoted "Young people think Rosa Parks just sat down on a bus and ended segregation, but that wasn't the case at all." She means that Rose Parks didn't end the segregation all on her own. Claudette helped end it as well. She is currently living in New York city at the age of 78.

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan was born January 20, 1872. Julia Morgan was the first women to be admitted at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, a school in Paris for architecture. For more about her school link is below. At her school she designed many buildings for California. Her were buildings for institutions serving women and girls. Julia Morgan is the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal. They awarded this medal to her after she died.

She said this quote because she built building that will forever be remembered and important. the buildings are now important to society and she impacted the world by making the drawings and making them become real. She passed away February 2, 1957.

Shirley Thomas

Shirley was born July 2, 1945. Shirley was my grandma who was very close to me. She lived in then moved to Florida after my parents got a divorce. She loved to play golf. She had 7 grandchildren. Hayley, Me, Charlie, Trista, Adeline, Cassidy, and Emery. She loved reading to us and playing golf. We would help her cook every time we came over.

Ever since she got cancer last June it has been rough. She had lung cancer and suffered a lot. We weren't aloud to see her. She battled 5 months then November 5 at 3:25 a.m. she passed away at the age of 77. It has been rough for the next months. We had 2 funerals because she lived in Florida and was raised in Indy. She always told me wipe away the tears everything will get better. She died November 5, 2016.

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