Rachel Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania in 1907. She was a scientist, writer, and ecologist. Carson paved the way for environmental justice.
In 1963, Carson testified before Congress, advocating for new policies to protect the environment, and thus protect our health. Carson was against synthetic chemical pesticides and the use…Read More
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a poet, teacher, and civil rights activist. Born into freedom in Baltimore in 1825, she was able to work hard for justice and freedom throughout her life. Harper used her education to fight for civil rights throughout her life. She expressed her passion…Read More
May Mann Jennings was no stranger to the political world, and therefore made great contributions to the state of Florida in her career. Her father was a State Senator of Florida and her husband was Florida governor, William Sherman Jennings. She was known as an activist for various causes, including environmental conservation,…Read More
Back in December, Boston Program Manager Ryanne Filbey and I had the opportunity to meet Gloria Steinem at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Since meeting Ms. Steinem, I’ve been reading her book, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.
Last weekend, I read “Sisterhood”, written in 1972….Read More