By Donna Langston
A to Z of yank ladies Leaders and Activists gains U.S. executive officers, country and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical events. easy biographical info is integrated in every one of just about one hundred fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source comprises feedback for extra studying and appropriate sites.
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Baez became well known after her appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in Peace Advocate, Singer Joan Baez became the first famous female folksinger and used her name recognition for peace advocacy. Joan Chandos Baez was born on January 9, 1941, in Staten Island, New York, the second of three daughters. Her mother, Joan Bridge, was an immigrant from Edinburgh, Scotland, and her father, Albert Baez, was an immigrant from Puebla, Mexico. Her father grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His father, a Methodist minister, worked with Brooklyn’s Hispanic community.
Albert Baez completed a degree in physics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, then moved the family to California when he entered a master’s program in mathematics at Stanford University. D. Hired as a research physicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, her father worked on secret military projects there. Because he and his wife had become Quakers and were opposed to war, he left the university position for a lower-paying career as a college professor at a number of schools. ) 1959.
Once again she suffered a period of depression. She then organized and served as president of the National First Aid Association, which developed the original first-aid kits. The Red Cross later incorporated first-aid training into its work. Barton wrote her autobiography, Story of My Childhood, in 1907. An attack of bronchitis led to pneumonia, and Clara Barton died on April 12, 1912, in Glen Echo, Maryland. She is buried in her hometown of North Oxford, Massachusetts. Thirty-five volumes of her diaries are housed in the Library of Congress.