Eartha Kitt

As some of you may have noticed, at the start of this week, we added our first image of BHM to the bridge and asked ‘do you know who I am?’. For those of you who don’t know, our first inspirational person was Eartha Kitt…

 

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Dr Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.

Eartha Kitt is a well-known activist, Youth Worker, LGBT Rights advocate and a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Whilst still being highly influential in various industries through acting, singing, dancing and cabaret. As a woman of mixed race heritage, this caused her to be excluded from society at such a young age, which led to her mother sending her away at the age of eight, where she lived with an aunt on a cotton field. However, this was the start of her amazing career. Later being nominated for three Tony Awards, two Grammys and two Emmy Awards.

Alongside her talents, she also invested a lot of time in the 50’s and 60’s to helping young children stay out of trouble, clean up the streets and prevent juvenile delinquency. Following into the 80’s where she continued with her civil rights movement, focusing on same sec marriage, something that she strongly believed was a civil right.

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Sherry Tebs (BME Officer)

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