By Charles Margerison
Who was once the 1st girl to qualify as a physician? who's the single lady to have gained Nobel Prizes? discover those and different outstanding tales in impressive ladies. during this detailed tale assortment from the superb humans membership, the true lives of iconic girls together with Coco Chanel, Sojourner fact, Maria Montessori, Eva Peron and Helen Keller come to existence. comprehend their genuine lives and demanding situations and be encouraged by way of what they did and the way they accomplished it. it is a must-read for each girl looking idea. Meet a number of the world's such a lot remarkable ladies via BioViews®. A BioView® is a brief biographical tale, just like an interview. those specific tales offer an effective way of studying approximately outstanding those that made significant contributions to our global and will assist you in attaining your goals on your trip via existence.
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The President surrounded by his slave children! Some insinuations were made James T Callendar wrote an article It was published in the Washington Federalist newspaper However, he had no proof We did not want newspaper headlines such as ‘Slave Mother of President’s Children’ Or, ‘President Has Children with Unmarried Mother’ Therefore, I stayed on the plantation The only city that I visited was Paris It changed my life in some ways, but not in others It was an interlude between slavery It was the start of an incredible relationship A relationship with a man who I trusted One that continued for nearly 40 years Indeed, it lasted longer than most marriages © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 57 Amazing Women A relationship with the most powerful man in the country Except, he could not abolish slavery If he had freed me, I would have had to leave Virginia Because of his debts, he needed slaves to run his plantation In all, he had over 100 slaves However, he did what he could for our family With his help, our daughters, Harriet and Beverley, escaped Our sons stayed on the plantation They were freed in the Master’s Will He died on July 4th 1826, aged 83 I was 53 years old and officially remained a slave My best years were behind me What would happen to me?
In France, the poor people were angry It was 1789 and on July 14th the Bastille prison in Paris was stormed The crowd went berserk and aristocrats were guillotined The French Revolution had begun Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, chanted the mob Each day, more people were killed as the terror continued One night, in bed, the Master whispered in my ear ‘We must leave for home before the violence gets worse’ © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 54 Amazing Women Within a month, we had packed On September 28th we set sail from Le Havre across the Atlantic Ocean It was a long and rough sea voyage on board the SS Clermont During the two months, there was time to consider What would happen when we arrived in Norfolk, Virginia?
Lindsay, built the Caroline Chisholm sailing boat Its maiden voyage in 1853 had many young girls on board © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 27 Amazing Women They came from the Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society They sailed under the new laws of the Passenger Act of 1852 In England, some positive changes had been made But, what was happening in Australia? Indeed should I return to supervise the new developments? It would have been easier for me to stay in Britain By that time, I was the mother of five children Therefore, I had my hands full in more senses than one However, duty called and we set off on the long sea voyage In 1854, I returned on the Ballarat ship bound for Melbourne Over 900 pounds in subscriptions had been collected I guarded it carefully There were many people in need of finances Over 3000 people had emigrated under the Loan Society My husband was on the quay waiting to welcome me He had returned in 1851 to work as a Colonial Agent Archibald was delighted to see the family again His news worried me Gold fever had broken out and thousands of people had arrived I was told that women and children needed help Therefore, I set out on a tour of the goldfields © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 28 Amazing Women Many settlers lived in shacks or tents Conditions in the mining areas were basic Most people were living in makeshift tents It was tough and rough living and particularly bad for the children I proposed some shelter sheds Elsewhere, I could see improvements Life in Sydney was developing However, women did not have the vote They were treated as second class citizens Medical facilities were few and far between In the countryside, living conditions were still basic But, an example had been set The money I had raised was being used to help However, I began to feel unwell In 1857, a kidney disease was diagnosed For a long period of time my energy levels were low It was a difficult time, but I slowly improved During that time, we ran a local shop to make a living By July 1862, I felt strong enough to open a girl’s school It was very satisfying, once again, to be of help After a few years, I knew it was time to move on We decided to return to the UK Arriving in 1866, we lived in Liverpool It was a great contrast to the vast outback of Australia But, the social problems were similar The same was true in London where we lived next Increasingly I needed help, as frailty set in In the evenings, I reflected on my life The days under the Indian sun Then, our migration to Australia Moving to the colonial town of Sydney Caring for my family of four boys and two girls Providing support for immigrants Helping young girls in need Persuading politicians in high places to help Supported throughout by my husband All the time, working to help others in need It was all part of a rich life lived in modest circumstances.
Amazing Women: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison