homework

posted by .

is phoebe hearst the founder important to know as a black history personality? why?

  • homework -

    Phoebe Hearst


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia







    Phoebe Hearst




    Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst



    Born

    Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson
    December 3, 1842
    Franklin County, Missouri, USA



    Died

    April 13, 1919 (aged 76)
    Pleasanton, California, USA



    Spouse

    George Hearst (1862–1891) (his death)



    Children

    William Randolph Hearst


    Phoebe Apperson Hearst (December 3, 1842 – April 13, 1919) was an American philanthropist, feminist and suffragist.[1] She was also the mother of William Randolph Hearst.

    [edit] Biography

    She was born Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson in Franklin County, Missouri. At the age of 19, she married George Hearst, who later became a U.S. Senator. Soon after their marriage on June 15, 1862,[2]the couple moved to San Francisco, California, where Phoebe gave birth to their only child, William Randolph Hearst, on April 29, 1863.

    In the 1880s, she became a major benefactor and director of the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association [3] and the first president of the Century Club of California.[4] She was a major benefactor of the University of California, Berkeley and its first woman Regent, serving on the board from 1897 until her death. Also in 1897, she contributed to the establishment of the National Congress of Mothers, which evolved eventually into the National Parent-Teacher Association. In 1900, she co-founded the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. A public elementary school near the National Cathedral School bears her name.[5]

    In 1901, Phoebe Hearst founded the University of California Lowie Museum of Anthropology. Renamed Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in 1992, in celebration of the Museums 9th decade. The original collection was founded with about 230,000 objects representing cultures and civilizations throughout history. The museum now contains about 3.8 million objects. Throughout her lifetime, and as denoted in her will, Phoebe Hearst donated over 60,000 objects to the Museum. She also funded expeditions by anthropologists and archaeologists to study and collect objects. Most notable are the 1899 expeditions in Egypt by George A. Reisner and in Peru by archaeologist Max Uhle. These expeditions, among others, produced numerous, well-documented objects now in the museum's collection. This includes approximately 20,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, the largest Egyptian collection west of Chicago. Phoebe also realized the importance of such a museum in preserving Native Californian culture, which was rapidly disappearing at the hands of white settlers. With support from Phoebe Hearst, anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and his students, including Robert F. Heizer, documented Native Californian culture in the form of photographs, audio recordings, texts, and artifacts. This research produced about 250,000 Native Californian artifacts, the most extensive in the world. The museum collection is available to students and researchers for examination. A gallery located on the University of California Berkeley campus is available for public view.

    Hearst was raised a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith in the 1840s.[6] In 1898 she converted to the Bahá'í Faith, and helped play a key role in the spread of the religion in the United States. She briefly travelled to Akka and Haifa in Palestine (modern day Israel) on pilgrimage, arriving on December 14, 1889.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] She later wrote, "Those three days were the most memorable days of my life."[14][15]

    She died at her home in Pleasanton, California, aged 76, on April 13, 1919, during the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, and was buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.[16] [17]

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Social Studies

    I need to write an article on Patty Hearst. What is a good nickname, or "slogan" for her?
  2. history

    please check the small town, the medical business, and dishonest ministers were all targets of novelist a. Duke Ellington b. Sinclair Lewis c. Langston Hughes d. William Randolph Hearst B?
  3. Literature

    This is what I've added to my expository essay on Phoebe Winterbottom to show a little more about her character: When Phoebe does accepts her mother in the end, the reader sees a different side of her. After Mrs.Winterbottom leaves, …
  4. Algebra

    Phoebe is swimming in the ocean, 187 meters out from the beach. She screams for help and starts swimming for the beach at 0.7 meters per second. 15 seconds later Calvin starts toward her in a rowboat, going 1.6 meters per second. Let …
  5. U.S history 8th grade

    who was the founder of roanoke island? that is the last question on my U.S history worksheet!!!!!
  6. Algebra

    Hearst Castle is 180 miles from Ventura by road. Two coaches leave Ventura at the same time, both heading for Hearst Castle, but one averages 5 mph faster than the other. If the faster coach reaches Hearst Castle half an hour earlier …
  7. Help with Psychology Homework

    Your professor asks you to take a personality test. After taking the test, you read your description of your personality type, and are disappointed that the results do not seem to capture your personality at all. In fact, you think …
  8. PLESE HELP ME ON WALK TWO MOONS ANSWER CHECK

    can you guys help me with this question 1. What effect does Mrs. Winterbottom’s decision have on Phoebe?
  9. art

    why did the artist most likely color the hair against a black and white background (1 point) A: to illustrate a person that is very organized B:to illustrate a person with limited imagination C:to illustrate a creative personality …
  10. Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech

    1. Which of the following archetypal patterns best categorizes the Finney Family?

More Similar Questions