Summer 2022 Afr 1000G-600 Writing 2: Contributions of One Woman of African Descent

DUE: June 10 (Dropbox)

Several women of African descent have made significant contributions to their societies. While some are well-known in their countries and globally, some have been overlooked in history. Here is a list of areas that these women have contributed to:

· Politics

· Entrepreneurship

· Various professions: law, teaching, journalism, research, medicine, religious leaders etc.

· Inventions/Science

· Activism in the following areas: Anti-slavery, Civil Rights, Independence, health, labor movements, environment, human rights

· Military

· Music

· Authors of Literature

· Space exploration

· Film

· Art

Locate at least three sources from a journal, a book chapter, an unpublished thesis, a documentary, and a website that you will review for this essay with information pertaining to any one woman from any group (a-c) of your choice. Search for some online journals via EIU’s Booth Library.

Note on sources: (You can only use one website source of print information; the rest must be a journal, a book chapter, or a documentary).

Note on citation styles: Review this website https://owl.purdue.edu/ and adopt a citation format (APA or MLA)

Click “Most Popular Resources” and review one of the following:

· APA Formatting and Style Guide

· MLA Formatting and Style Guide

For example, American Psychological Association (APA) will take you to APA Formatting and Style Guide . The LEFT side of the page has a sample paper located on line 5 from the bottom just before you see MLA style.
Cite ALL sources properly in the body of the essay. Only list in the reference page the sources that you have cited in the essay.

Here are some suggested examples of women:

a) Africa: Yaa Asantewa, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Wangari Maathai, Maryam Babangida, Winnie Mandela, Miriam Makeba, Edna Adan, Lupita Nyong’o and Getrude Mongella OR any African woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

b) Caribbean: Nanny of Jamaica, Dona Mariana Grajales de Maceo, Claudia Jones, Elma François, Celia Sanchez, Portia Simpson-Miller, and Lucille Mathurin Mair OR any Caribbean woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

c) African American: Harriet Tubman, Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Mary MacLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Shirley Chisholm, Cecily Tyson, Althea Gibson, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, and Condoleezza Rice OR any African American woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

Write an essay 4-5 pages in which you do ALL of the following:

a. Introduce your topic and using specific examples briefly explain how each source you reviewed was useful for addressing the role of the woman you selected (Be sure to provide at least one specific piece of information each source offered). (1/2 a page)

b. Provide a brief biographical information of the individual’s family background, education/training (about 1/2 a page)

c. Explain what made this individual become committed to this cause i.e. beliefs and factors that influenced/motivated her. Which factor had the most influence and why?

d. Discuss three important contributions the person made to society (cite specific examples of the roles she played). Which of these contributions received the most attention and why?

e. Discuss two challenges she faced and two ways in which she tried to transcend gender stereotypes.

f. Briefly discuss at two lessons others can learn from the person’s life, role and challenges and write a brief conclusion.

Scoring Guide

Section

Points

Introduction and assessment of sources consulted

/06

Brief biography

/06

Reasons for commitment and the one with the most influence and why

/07

Three Contributions and one that received most attention and why

/12

Challenges & ways stereotypes were transcended

/08
Summer 2022 Afr 1000G-600 Writing 2: Contributions of One Woman of African Descent

DUE: June 10 (Dropbox)

Several women of African descent have made significant contributions to their societies. While some are well-known in their countries and globally, some have been overlooked in history. Here is a list of areas that these women have contributed to:

· Politics

· Entrepreneurship

· Various professions: law, teaching, journalism, research, medicine, religious leaders etc.

· Inventions/Science

· Activism in the following areas: Anti-slavery, Civil Rights, Independence, health, labor movements, environment, human rights

· Military

· Music

· Authors of Literature

· Space exploration

· Film

· Art

Locate at least three sources from a journal, a book chapter, an unpublished thesis, a documentary, and a website that you will review for this essay with information pertaining to any one woman from any group (a-c) of your choice. Search for some online journals via EIU’s Booth Library.

Note on sources: (You can only use one website source of print information; the rest must be a journal, a book chapter, or a documentary).

Note on citation styles: Review this website https://owl.purdue.edu/ and adopt a citation format (APA or MLA)

Click “Most Popular Resources” and review one of the following:

· APA Formatting and Style Guide

· MLA Formatting and Style Guide

For example, American Psychological Association (APA) will take you to APA Formatting and Style Guide . The LEFT side of the page has a sample paper located on line 5 from the bottom just before you see MLA style.
Cite ALL sources properly in the body of the essay. Only list in the reference page the sources that you have cited in the essay.

Here are some suggested examples of women:

a) Africa: Yaa Asantewa, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Wangari Maathai, Maryam Babangida, Winnie Mandela, Miriam Makeba, Edna Adan, Lupita Nyong’o and Getrude Mongella OR any African woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

b) Caribbean: Nanny of Jamaica, Dona Mariana Grajales de Maceo, Claudia Jones, Elma François, Celia Sanchez, Portia Simpson-Miller, and Lucille Mathurin Mair OR any Caribbean woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

c) African American: Harriet Tubman, Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Mary MacLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Shirley Chisholm, Cecily Tyson, Althea Gibson, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, and Condoleezza Rice OR any African American woman of your choice that has been overlooked in history (i.e., received less scholarly/public attention).

Write an essay 4-5 pages in which you do ALL of the following:

a. Introduce your topic and using specific examples briefly explain how each source you reviewed was useful for addressing the role of the woman you selected (Be sure to provide at least one specific piece of information each source offered). (1/2 a page)

b. Provide a brief biographical information of the individual’s family background, education/training (about 1/2 a page)

c. Explain what made this individual become committed to this cause i.e. beliefs and factors that influenced/motivated her. Which factor had the most influence and why?

d. Discuss three important contributions the person made to society (cite specific examples of the roles she played). Which of these contributions received the most attention and why?

e. Discuss two challenges she faced and two ways in which she tried to transcend gender stereotypes.

f. Briefly discuss at two lessons others can learn from the person’s life, role and challenges and write a brief conclusion.

Scoring Guide

Section

Points

Introduction and assessment of sources consulted

/06

Brief biography

/06

Reasons for commitment and the one with the most influence and why

/07

Three Contributions and one that received most attention and why

/12

Challenges & ways stereotypes were transcended

/08

Lessons and conclusion

/06

Writing mechanics, citation of sources and references

/05

TOTAL

/50

Lessons and conclusion

/06

Writing mechanics, citation of sources and references

/05

TOTAL

/50

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