- Years old:
- My sex:
- I am woman
- My body type:
- My body type is athletic
- Favourite drink:
- My favourite drink tequila
- What I like to listen:
- Hip hop
- Surfing the net
Lee is a middle class white male with no black female friends, rare interactions with black families growing up, and who states his interactions with black women only consist of work-related experiences. Yet, he expresses strong negative views of black women as unattractive and uneducated as the first thoughts that come to his mind. This quote by Lee and several other white m ale respondents in this essay dispute notions that only a few highly identifiable, old, deep-south bigots hold strong deep seated racialized views of black women. These expressions by white male respondents are indicative of the consistent exclusion of black women as relationship partners by white men, and representative of a powerful mental processing at play that goes beyond the limited language of stereotype. Census data and interracial dating studies show a longstanding persistent trend of black women as an excluded heterosexual relationship partner for white men and other men of color Quian and Litcher ; Phua and Koffman ; Yancey These trends exist in a society that today prides itself on colorblindness.
Fiscus is a leader in the LGBTQ community and has been outspoken about her identity as a gay indigenous woman.
Sarah Joslyn was a philanthropist who, with her husband, George Joslyn, gave so generously to her adopted city that her influence can be felt behind nearly every cultural and civic institution in Omaha. After graduating, Fiscus stayed at the university to become a teacher and coach. She won by votes.
At 13, she left home to find work, and by 16, she was supervising six men at a dry goods store. A bust of Sandoz stands in the Nebraska State Rotunda.
She defeated eight candidates in the Republican primary and won the seat against a well-known Democrat who aided her bid by saying women were not cut out for politics. A mentor to many, Brown gave numerous young people their first jobs and provided several scholarships. Sandoz was ahead of her time in her realistic portrayal of the hardships of frontier life and the persecution of Native Americans. Our list, assembled after a public nomination process and consultation with a panel of experts, could not include all the women who have shaped Nebraska.
Ella Ochoa Photo: Jose F. Published pm UTC Aug. She captured the pioneer experience on the Great Plains, in works such as "O Pioneers!
The organization advocated for the well-being of seasonal farmworkers, minorities and other disadvantaged persons. Sources used in the Women of the Century list project include newspaper articles, state archives, historical websites, encyclopedias and other resources. Grace Abbott was a social worker who spent her life fighting for the rights of immigrants and the well-being of children.
Through the Star, Brown called out businesses that discriminated and encouraged readers to boycott them. InOchoa was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and expanded her advocacy to include rights for the disabled. Born in Randolph, Iowa, Smith settled with her husband in Chappell, Nebraska, a small town nestled in cattle country near the Colorado border.
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InBlumkin immigrated to America, ultimately settling with her husband in Omaha, Nebraska. We could not include all of these women, but the 10 who made it to the final list represent bravery, compassion and fortitude that their legacies and ongoing contributions continue to impact Nebraska and the nation.
Her constituents thanked her by reelecting her seven times by sweeping margins. Nebraska has its share of remarkable nominees. Inshe co-founded the Nebraska Association of Farmworkers and became its executive director. But by the end of her life, at ageshe was one of the most successful businesswomen in America. Facebook Twitter. Ella Ochoa grew up working in the fields of south Texas. As the store grew, 4 foot 10 inch Blumkin became affectionately known to her customers as "Mrs. She authored 12 novels, a book of poetry and a vast collection of journalism, speeches and letters.
This August marks theth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which legally gave women the right to vote in the United States. For 30 years, Ochoa helped young farmworkers access opportunities beyond the field. Its diversity — from the early pioneers who brought their varied European cultures and languages to the immigrant stockyard workers and African Americans who moved north and settled along the Missouri River.
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Abbott began her career as a teacher but moved to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree in law. Inshe began teaching at UNO where, as director of Native American Studies, she implemented a program to connect Native American high school students in Nebraska with the university.
The women who have inspired and led, fought and transformed have come from every corner of the state, and they represent the vastness of Nebraska. The museum charged no entrance fee a tradition that continues todayas Joslyn believed it should be accessible to all.
Rejecting the popular, lone male cowboy mythology, Cather wrote of the strong women who formed the foundation of the pioneer home and a world infused with the myriad cultures and languages of European immigrants.
Iman employs a dynamic and diverse set of individuals from various backgrounds, who are directly affected by or deeply invested in the organization’s mission.
Hughes began working in media as a teenager, selling classified for the Omaha Star. From age 4, she helped her migrant worker parents pick crops for long hours each day. In the s, she moved to Washington, D. There, she pioneered the Quiet Storm radio format, which aired on stations and revolutionized urban radio. Virginia Dodd Smith was the first woman elected to Congress from Nebraska.
But an opportunity to earn her GED changed the trajectory of her life. But over the next two decades, the station grew into the largest Black entertainment company in the nation, Radio One. InHughes became the first African American woman to lead a publicly traded company. The Joslyn Art Museum opened in and was, at the time, the only art museum in Nebraska. Willa Cather was a poet, novelist and journalist who is increasingly considered a canonical American author, a peer of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner.
Raised in the sparse Nebraska Sandhills, Sandoz spent her childhood working hard labor on the farm — she developed snow blindness in one eye after digging cattle out of a snowdrift — and helping her mother raise her five younger siblings. Rose Blumkin was born in a small Russian village to an impoverished family.
From a housing project in Omaha, Nebraska, Cathy Hughes rose to become among the wealthiest African American woman in America and one of the most powerful women in broadcasting. Carolyn Fiscus is a Ho-Chunk Winnebago tribal elder, spiritual leader and educator.
In her second term, Smith got a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee, which she kept until her retirement in Smith prioritized agricultural matters during her career and fought to send federal funding to rural districts. I just sold like mad.
Her seminal biography, "Crazy Horse," provided an intimate and passionate depiction of the great Sioux warrior, a feat she achieved by camping near the reservations and interviewing dozens of his people in the s. She went on to earn multiple degrees and advocate for farmworkers nationwide.
Struggling financially in the early years, Hughes slept on the floor at work with her son. InAbbott moved to Washington, D. Department of Labor, where she was instrumental in enforcing federal child labor laws. The starkness of her new environment made a profound impression, and Cather spent much of her literary career capturing the harshness and beauty of the Nebraska prairie. Author chronicled the lives of pioneers and Native Americans on the Great Plains.
Its sprawling geography — from the sparse, open Plains to the undulating Sandhills and bustling cities. Many businesses changed their practices as a result. InHughes bought her own radio station after securing financing from the 33rd bank she approached. She guided the DePorres Club, a student group fighting racial discrimination in Omaha.
Born to a rabbi and the owner of a small grocery store, Blumkin never went to school, but worked from age 6.