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"debra michaels" Discussed on Here's Something Good
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Next week would be the two hundredth birthday of dr elizabeth blackwell. Now she may not be a household name but she was a medical pioneer someone who improve the health of women and men in nineteenth century america born on february third. Eighteen twenty one. She was the first woman to earn a medical degree in the united states. Among her achievements she opened a clinic for poor women in new york city and infirmary for women and children and medical college for women now during the civil war she also trained nurses for union and she helped found the national health society. The life of elizabeth blackwell is a lesson in persistence and resilience. She was able to rise above the constricting gender norms of her day and she succeeded to find out more about her remarkable life. We talked to debra michaels director of the department of women's and gender studies at merrimack college. She gives to look at blackwell's indomitable character focusing on the time when she decided to enter medical school in the eighteen forties. Here's what she had to say about. Elizabeth blackwell so she applies you multiple on medical colleges in courses rejected. She does not use the famous trick that we learned many women use later which is just her first initial. She doesn't do that. She applies as elizabeth blackwell. What happens. is that geneva. Medical college in new york begins to reject her and then the the the administrators say. We'll we're going to see what the hundred and fifty miles students want. And if a single one of them does not vote to approve she will not get so. They put it to a vote of the male students. One hundred fifty miles students and all one of them says yes in the one who says no the others taunt him into saying yes and the reason they say yes is. They think that it's funny. They think this is a prank. We'll have a woman here she won't she won't make it. She won't be any good at it but for a while we'll we'll have some sport about the whole thing In little do they know that the women that they're gonna play this prank on is laquelle who ultimately will graduate at the top of her class. I love stories like this because you know the the jokes on them ultimately but they admitted her purely as a joke and you know she writes about this. She says You know just as by way of background. I think about elizabeth blackwell a lot. When i teach my own students than i think about what it means to be a woman in college today versus some of these women who were college students in this case a medical student in different historic contacts when about what gender roles and women's roles should be are not the same as our roles are today and even today. We're still arguing about what they should be. But but in the mid nineteenth century you have this ideology of sort of pure womanhood and domesticity on women's place is supposed to be in the home and all things related to the home and There are lots of sort of pseudoscientific beliefs. That you know. If women are educated it will draw blood from their reproductive organs to their brains and therefore they won't be able to be mother's day on or that their natures are too delicate to be faced with the disgustingness of you know the harsher things of life. And you know what's interesting too is that she become so motivated that even as she has nobody study with the men won't study with her. They won't admit her to the labs they won't admit to the clinical training sessions. They won't even tell her where to buy the books. So there's all this. I mean this really is the definition of the kinds of obstacles and sabotage. We still see today when women step into territories or or job categories that are traditionally male. And so you know in a way her story. Even though it's one hundred seventy years old is still very current. What an incredible character in. What incredible persistence. So here's something good for today today. When fifty percent of medical students are women. it's important to recall a time when that percentage was zero and to thank the ground breakers like elizabeth blackwell who not only pave the way but created opportunities for women to succeed in medicine. Blackwell's experience in medical college shows what it takes to persist in the face of daunting odds. Her admittance to school was considered a joke but she turned the tables graduating top class and she proves that women belong in every profession and in every endeavor. You can hear much more about elizabeth blackwell and learn more about the challenges. She faced and overcame on today's episode of seneca's. One hundred women to hear here. What dr debra michaels has learned from studying the life of this woman. 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"debra michaels" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"No contract, no compromise. LeBron James turns 36 later this month. Chris Paul is 35, Steph Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are all north of 30. But the league is littered with young stars made big leaps last season like Luca, Don Cheech, Jason Tatum, Bam out of Bio and Brandon Ingram. Which players are poised to break out this year. And who are the top three M V P candidates heading into the season alongside former lottery pick and 13 Year NBA veteran Jalen Rose. Here's David Jacoby down. It feels like yesterday that the Lakers won the NBA championship in the bubble. But here we are on the precipice of another NBA season, and we've got some questions to get you prepped for that season. Jalen Do you think is going to be a breakout player in the Eastern Conference? You know, Prince is one of my favorite artists. The late great And one of my favorite tools. This controversy. This is one of those topics. That when you say, breakout player for me, it can't be somebody that's already shown that they could play in an all star level. But it's a under valued asset on the team. To me, that's going to take a leap. Kind of like Toronto did a couple of years ago with Pascal Seattle. My team in the east for that this year and player Is the Atlanta Hawks. Cam reddish may matter terrific off season. Adding Bogdanovich is will he had DeAndre hunter? We're both draft picks. Trey Young has a limited range. They're gonna have Clint Capela returning, and I know you love the shooting guard and you're gonna let me forget about you gonna let me leave him under my God you got here? You said he's gonna put his face up on the wall, So my pick is can't reddish, but my team is really the Atlanta Hawks. Well, my breakout player in the East is a big name player, but it's only a big name because his brother is so famous. I'm picking set of courage. Oh, he shot 45% from three and five attempts last year for the Mavericks, And this year he's gonna be getting so many open looks from Ben Simmons and that six years offense that he's just gonna be a little pressure valve. They can kick out too, And he's gonna get tons of open threes. I think that Steph Curry is gonna be a much bigger part of the sixties success. A lot of people think now who is the break out player in the West in your mind? So the West West west up I'm looking at Debra Michael Porter, Julia, but he kind of did work in the playoffs already, so it wouldn't be too much of a surprise for people to see him now starting Plan well for an entire season. But I'm looking at Houston and James Harden is gonna be their maximum two more seasons, but they quietly invested into a couple of underappreciated assets around the league. It didn't work for Boogie cousins with the Warriors or the Lakers. He didn't get a big deal, either. He's got to be motivated to come back and put up big numbers and somebody That play really well last year, too Probably only I have five other people watched all season. And that's Christian. Would Hmm. They signed him from the Detroit Pistons. Three years $40 million, he could play facing the basket. He has good perimeter skills. He could catch lives. He can block shots. I'll say Christian would In the Western Conference. Christian would is an under respected player in the N B. A. And it is because no one watches the Pistons except for lead past nerds like you and me, and if you were watching the business before the bubble you saw Christian would do work. I love that pickup for them. My breakout player hard to pick up breakout player that went number one overall. But people forget that DeAndre Aiden went above Luca dotage in the draft, but he's gonna benefit from Chris Paul being there, but I think the defense is gonna spend so much time focusing on Booker and Paul that I think General Hayden is going to really improve upon his 18 points. 11 boards from last year to get over 20 points over 10 boards almost every single time you put on sneakers, so I've got DeAndre eight and making the league getting into an all Star spot in the Western Conference Now, Jalen next, we're gonna go to the M V P conversations. I'll give you a list of like, seven players and you're gonna pick your top three m v p candidates. I'm going LeBron LeBron Yannis Luca Hardin 80 Cady Steph, which three from that group, would you pay? Wow. One of my favorite movies, this belly and a classic song in there, Listen up. I've got a story to tell. And the reason why bring that up is because that's around Who wins? M V P As a longtime voter, so many times people vote on the narrative of the year. Versus just that person's productive itty and wins and losses, So it's gonna be tough for yacht is to win it again. Now, his numbers they're gonna mirror the last two years. The team's winds are gonna mirror the last couple of years. But the difference is people going to say we need to wait to see it in the playoffs. So don't be surprised if they still have the best regular season record. A Yonas does not win it. How about that choice? Number one. People gonna be trying to get LeBron his flowers this year, dog? Oh, yeah, you know, saying like he deserved it last year, he was my EVP. Last year. He was Miami P last year, right but showing You know the way he bought in the bubble and delivered a championship, the Los Angeles and now returning with a better roster. Gonna probably lead the league in assists again. Still gonna average over 25. He's going to cherry pick certain games. So you know what he shows up. The lights are gonna be bright. So I'm saying LeBron James second. How about Luca Lovett? His numbers are gonna be crazy that he's about to have these big old type 30 point games. 20 rebound games like Russell Westbrook was doing a couple of years ago. And of course, he's going to bring the assist. My final choice. They'll be Kevin Durant..
"debra michaels" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Oh Lee. So she was given the name cokie by her brother. Thomas who had trouble pronouncing Kerlin show stuck in okay. Perfect to her father was Thomas Hale boggs senior a former Democratic majority leader of the House who served in Congress for more than three decades before he disappeared on a campaign campaign flight in Alaska. Like just gone in. Nineteen seventy-two literally all. Npr wrote about that. That was the lowest ended. We'RE GONNA circle back into an update presumed dead. Yes but the fact that the whole sentences. Her father was a congressperson and then his plane disappeared. It was down. Oh found the plane. All dead just disappeared. Yeah Hey hey planes because you can just disappear you just disappear. So her father disappeared on a campaign flight in Alaska in nineteen seventy two. Her mother Lindy Claiborne. Boggs took her husband's seat and served for seventeen years. La La Ninety. Thank you lady that he bugs. I was like Oh my God I mean this is thanks. Liberty wore one might or nine. She also served. Lindy also served as the US ambassador to the Vatican. Oh so that was super interesting. S Cookie Roberts is the only member of her immediate family not to run for Congress. Oh my God. I am the black sheep right at Thanksgiving. Aw but we're cookie. Roberts considered her role as a journalist and political analysis analyst as her way of like giving back and I mean she's not obviously not in the political world. Obviously that's her life's were met. She won Roberts numerous awards during her long journalism including three emmys. The Edward R Murrow award. She was inducted into the broadcasting and Cable Hall of fame. Love and she was recognized by the American women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty. Greatest Women in the history of broadcasting. Yeah cokie Roberts Zakharov cookie robbery love that I was. That was one of those. Like you know where you get the alerts on your phone that so and so is dead hand. Yeah it's a bummer of your Aubert's okay. I don't know if we can get this going. This like connection between people. The next one is completely different. Great I all of them are completely different. Great Okay so my next one is Fannie Lou Hammer and so this is all coming from the women's National History Museum And Debra Michaels who edited this piece. It's such a great website the national hip What do you have any loo? No but I have somebody who she who the person who wrote your material row yours material for somebody that we have similar interests. Okay this is fanny Lou Hammer. So Hammer was born on October. Six nineteen seventeen in Montgomery County Mississippi the twentieth and last child of Sharecroppers Luella and James Townsend. She grew up in poverty and at age. Six Hammer joined her family picking cotton by age twelve. She left school to work in. Nineteen forty four. She married Perry Hammer and the couple toiled on the Mississippi plantation owned by B. D. marlow until nineteen sixty two. So this sort of background information about her. This is like it all comes to so nineteen sixty. One Hammer received a hysterectomy by white doctor without her consent. Undergoing surgery to remove a uterine tumor such forced sterilization of black women as a way to reduce the black population was so widespread that it was dubbed a Mississippi Appendectomy. Oh I know yeah so. That's summer the summer of nineteen sixty one hammer attended a meeting led by civil rights activists James Foreman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee or the S. MCC C. And James Bevan of the southern Christian Leadership Conference the SEC Hammer was incensed by efforts to deny blacks the right to vote she became an S. NCC organizer and on August thirty first nineteen sixty two lead seventeen volunteers to register to vote at the Indian Ola Mississippi. Courthouse denied the right to vote due to an unfair literacy tests. The group was harassed on their way home when police stopped their bus and find them one hundred dollars for a trumped up charge that the bus was to yellow. What I know I know Jesus Christ in June of nineteen sixty three after successfully registering to vote hammer and several other. Black women were arrested for sitting in a whites. Only bus station restaurant in Charleston South Carolina at jailhouse she and several of the women were brutally beaten leaving hammer with a lifelong injury from a blood clot in her eye. Kidney damage and like damage so nineteen sixty four hammers. National Reputation soared as she co founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which challenged the local democratic parties effort to block Black Participation Hammer and other IM- FTP members went to the Democratic National Convention. That year arguing to be recognized as the official delegation when Hammer spoke before the credentials committee calling for a mandatory mandatory. Integrated states delegations president Lyndon Johnson held a televised press conference so she would not get any television. Oh she was so afraid of her. Wow but her speech with its poignant. Description of racial prejudice in the south was televised later by nineteen sixty eight hammers vision for a Racial Party. And delegations had become a reality and hammer was a member of. Mississippi's first integrated delegation. Wow Hammer Victoria gray and and divine became the first black women to stand in the US. Congress when they unsuccessfully protested a Mississippi House election Then in Nineteen seventy-one. Hammer helped found the national women's Political Caucus. Wow Yeah and so. This is other sort of facts. Frustrated by the political process hammer turned to economics as a strategy for greater racial equality in nineteen sixty eight. She began a pig bank to provide free pigs for black farmers to breed raise and slaughter a year later. She launched the freedom farm cooperative buying land so that blacks could own and farm collectively with the assistance of donors. She purchased six hundred and forty acres and launched a cup store boutique and sewing enterprise. She singlehandedly ensured that two hundred units of low income housing were built many still exist today. The F. C. Or the freedom farm cooperative lasted until the mid nineteen seventies at its heyday. It was among the largest employers in the Sunflower County and then in nineteen seventy seven hammer of breast cancer at the age of fifty nine. But she's like a credited as like when you talk about the people who suffrage movements yes especially like you know feminist suffrage move people Fannie Lou Hammer is like often left off the list but she was like insert like she was one of the first women to do first black women to do so many things and like and like really what is effectively. What we now call micro grants. Yeah like I don't know if that she invented them. I don't know the history of micro me as a black woman in the south yeah was effectively putting two purpose micro grants for the betterment of the community. That's crazy love Fannie Lou. Wow Great. We'll we're going to do my complement to that. Which I'm sure you've heard of this person. I just I felt like I I had heard of her. Yeah and I didn't know as much as I should about her? Yeah he's definitely somebody who's talked about but not forgiving space but not enough so we're giving space. This is also. This is the link for this one coming from the National Women's History Museum with information written by Debra michaels goodness high some talk about Shirley Chisholm. Okay yes Shirley. So Shirley Anita's eight hill. Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties. Yeah so she was born in Brooklyn New York on November heyhoe on November thirtieth nineteen twenty four. She was the oldest of four daughters to immigrant. Parents Charles Saint Hill. Who's a factory worker from? Guyana and Ruby Seal Saint Hill who was a seamstress from Barbados Love Shirley graduated from Brooklyn College where her professors encouraged her to get into politics but she considered herself to have quote a double handicap being both black and female ti so she. After graduating from Brooklyn college she worked in a nursery school and then went on to get her master's in Early Childhood Education. From Columbia. Even though she had like pushed the political stuff away she did start to get involved in local clubs which is like her trajectory is like star local our local and work your way up and she. I mean her. Biography is amazing and you know obviously so she was. She got her masters from Columbia. She got involved with the League of Women. Voters the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and W. P. The Urban League and the Democratic Party Club in bed. Stuy Brooklyn Lovat. So she was like I'm Gonna. She was like no. I said No. I'm going to like involve our her. Yeah Yeah so then. In nineteen sixty four Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York. State legislature yes love it and then in nineteen sixty eight. She ran for and won her seat in Congress. Yes she yes black woman and Congress. Thank you dean sixty eight nineteen that is that is like literally they same time that Fannie Lou Hammer stuff is going down then okay so then She was fighting Shirley as they she was that was that was her nickname her name. She introduced more than fifty pieces of legislation in Congress and championed racial and gender equality the plight of the poor and ending the Vietnam War. Thank you Shirley Shirley. She was a CO founder of the National Women's political caucus teen seventy one and in nineteen seventy seven became the first black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful house. Rules Committee She so cool she so. In nineteen seventy two. She ran for the Democratic Party. Presidential nomination ran into some speed bumps much like our friend. Fanny I imagine. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates. Yup and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech like Jesus the same story. It's the same story like Jesus. Battery like boy. Did Jesus give a speech? Did you miss televised? I know the same parallels yeah stories. So yeah so. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech still students women and minorities followed the Chisholm trail. She entered twelve primaries in earned. One hundred fifty two of the electoral delegates which was ten percent of the total. Yeah that's not that's not bad. That's not it's not bad despite an under-financed campaign contentiousness from the predominantly male congressional black caucus. She was absorbed by all that she was able to get ten percent of the vote. She retired from Congress in nineteen eighty. Three she served a long time. Yeah that's a long time. Say Twenty years and then she taught at Mount Holyoke College and Co founded. The National Political Congress of Black Women Love. She moved to Florida in Nineteen ninety-one. Good get some raise. Outta here get some Sun. At some point I forget which president was but somebody was like. Hey do you want to be ambassador to this thing? And she's like I've done my way and then she died in two thousand five mile while I know so amazing. Yep He's crazy amazing. We're going to take a quick break for a little word from our sponsors support.