Women’s events and developments influenced every life of the women because it motivates women to have a strong unity towards equality. In the African American community, the complexity of the personal moral development and social movement leadership among women were wives, teachers, farmers, mothers, and workers from politically active experiences. Many changes swept in the United States that altered the lives of women at all levels of the society. The nature of these changes helped the women to face circumstances that gave them the path to enter in the political arena in behalf of other women. It was not only the men, rich or white can run for any position in politics, women were capable to participate, and can work, contribute, and help the nation . Women led to develop the sense of concerned members of the society, and conscious to every scenario experienced by the public.
They possessed the knowledge and strength to engage n some charity works and different campaigns for the benefit of every person especially children and women from families deprived from their rights. Women served as the voice of the public and they contributed social power to everyone. Through investigation of personal correspondence and other means of sources, the exploration of how and why Black women such as Brenda Eichelberger, Mary Church Turrell, Helena Wilson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Johnnie Tillmon led the National Council of Negro Women and the National Association of Colored Women. The other organizations are the National Black Feminist Organization, Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and National Welfare Rights Organization respectively .
The issues addressed in the Black community with the women involved in the organizations or movements bond together in the national social advocacies and political aspects. However, the unity through economic, social, and educational causes, some Black women seldom organized class lines due to differences in religion and philosophy, uncontrolled, at times. Generally, their strong initiatives in terms of their advocacies placed them in balance with other people to seek compromise in accordance to gender and racial objectives. Evidently, all movements were significant forces to succeed in promoting and providing services and assistance to the immediate needs of women. Majority of women see themselves as a vital part of every movement or organization in the community implemented. The women awareness and consciousness, diffused throughout all levels such as action projects, rap groups, demonstrations, mass media, and counter-institutional activity.
A great success behind the challenges faced by women was an achievement. The feminist approaches of researches and the social studies of sciences brought good objectives of works that provided proper visibility and voice to women experiences and perspectives. It highlighted the social and cultural constructions of femininity, the inequalities of power relations, and the recognition of women differences. The knowledge and history reflected the values, position, and purpose of the researchers about women. The study pointed out the significance of the economic, political, social, and cultural contexts through the creation of ideas, and the significance of the practices, aspirations, and networks formed commitments. However, the recognition of women individually varied in receptivity and attraction, and it continued until the 1950s and 1960s with distinctive records of the education women as masters and doctors of education levels .
Women believed that it is time to move forward and if possible, beyond the abstract discussions and arguments. These discussions and arguments are over the status and the special nature of women that raged in America for years. The time to face the issues is now feasible to act accordingly. Educators, coaches, and parents were responsible for the recognition and development of athletically talented females. Patricia S. Griffen, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at University of Massachusetts said that, “Anything the university can do to encourage girls or women in sports is significant step in assisting females to view themselves as athletes and as women with physical strength, grace, competence, and confidence without qualification, compromise, and apology” . From the data collected through the United States of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, the girls outnumbered boys in the years 1990, 1992, and 2002 in instrumental ensembles. The prevalence provided a history that women bands in America communicated a long legacy of participation in music.
The women legitimacy in music was part of the American wind band tradition in the participation from the 1870s to the 1970s . Women bands performed in free concerts and joined the march during parades, military troops support, and in hospitals. As an achievement, their music drew populace, local and international or as the center of entertainment. Women gained good reputation from other communities, and promoted the quality of life through music as the status symbol. Some historians emphasized the women bands’ presence everywhere as the most significant musical organizations in the 19th century in America. As human beings, women need to perform their rights and enjoy the equality of opportunity and freedom. The modern women are the means of the achievement in different level of cultural equality.
Women’s beliefs are solely its freedom for peace and flourish globally. The freedom is now the proposition of most women. As part of the society, women developed the fullest potentials that started from the beginning of its existence. Women achieved the equality through the acceptance of challenges and unique responsibilities, and shared with all the people in the society as a significant portion of the decision-making in terms of political, social, and economic life . To achieve the heightened awareness and consciousness through the movement or organizations produced a greater responsiveness and sensitivity to issues in the society. The involvement of women was a sign of cause and education; it is the desire to share the personal value of human development, participation in collective actions, and personal moral growth. The movements’ strategies grew from a simple understanding of the ideas of power with the realization that the power vested the interest in the preservation of values. It addressed the real needs and reached the interests of the majority towards peace and fulfillment. The significance of the strategies associated with reforms that improve the lives of women, the sense of power in relation to women’s benefits, the potentiality, and reality of its purpose, and equality. There is no specific argument of a specific organization; however, the success of the development of the organization promotes more experience and potential strength. Women are representatives from their respective families that affirmed their multi-dimensional talents.
As directed to the assumption of responsibility that addressed the social and political advocacy issues in the community. Women voiced their inner calling to serve the needy, and committed to provide assistance without the thinking of any in return. Women’s advocacy brought happiness to them and their continued beliefs to create better situation in terms of health and positive changes beneficial to the public. President Roosevelt acclaimed that women possessed the martial abilities to face equally as men did during danger; frontier women proved capable of such an extraordinary acts whenever it is necessary. For example, when Native Americans fired a boat with settlers on it, there was a young woman seized to control the boat, steered it through until the boat brought successfully to safety that nobody noticed that the young woman was injured. Women were representatives for larger backbreaking life and masters of virtues, to solve issues as needed. Women portrayed strong legendary heroes of the past and present times.
The struggles and challenges are the achievements of the entire objectives desired in general, women's events and developments influenced every life of the women. Generally, women possessed the deep and sincere understanding, awareness, and consciousness of what means of inequality and oppression. The realization of the facts that women observed the personal issues were social issues experienced by most women regardless of color, race, and religion. Women know how to control over their lives; they can assist those who need understanding and gained respect from the acts they sincerely do for the benefits of every person involved. The specific needs of a person, groups, and organizations, women have their unique ways to addressed the issues, and fight for the rights as possible. Women in the past motivate the present generations, and the future. Through their consciousness and awareness, women of the present generation can relate from their struggles and experiences through the years of existence as human beings with power and strength to endure everything in life. Women are born unique and special; they promote and provide comfort to those who suffered from inequality. Women are the light of every home.
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