Each month, Teach Middle East Magazine takes a look at a few unforgettable events and that took place many years ago. The feature also highlights key historical figures, who have in some way made an impact on the world.
We also share with you some memorable quotes that these people made.
Have a look.
On February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing the right of citizens to vote, regardless of race, colour, or previous condition of servitude.
“The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognise woman as the equal of man.” – Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. A pioneer in women’s rights, she worked tirelessly for woman’s suffrage (right to vote). She was arrested in 1872 after voting (illegally) in the presidential election. She was commemorated in 1979 with the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, making her the first American woman to have her image on a U.S. coin.
“The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.” – Elizabeth Blackwell
“A system of education is not one thing, nor does it have a single de nite object, nor is it a mere matter of schools. Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.” – W. E. B. Du Bois
On February 23, 1868, African American educator and leader W.E.B. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) in 1909.