Notable Women in History
Welcome to March at Liv Northgate in Gilbert, AZ! 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. As promised in our last blog post, we’re highlighting 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, 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.
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.
Malala Yousafzai (1997 - )
Shot in the head and left for dead, Malala Yousafzai survived and has become one of the most influential women of modern times. Gunned down because she had the audacity to speak out advocating education for girls in a world of extremist authority, Malala didn’t cave. Instead, she became an outspoken proponent for children’s education rights internationally. Time magazine listed Malala Yousafzai as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2013, and in October 2014, she was a co-receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize. She has penned several books, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (co-author Christina Lamb), and a children’s book, Malala’s Magic Pencil. One of the most remarkable things about this is that Malala is only 20 years old.
Of course, these are just three of the literally countless women we should all take note of, this month and always. We hope you are as inspired as we were by reading about these remarkable women! Take some time this month to invite neighbors and friends over to your Liv Northgate apartment to celebrate women. Thanks for reading our post this week.