Strong Female Friday: Rachel Carson

Posted by Samantha Johnson Aug 8, 2013 , , , , , ,

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

Strong Female Friday: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Posted by Samantha Johnson Jul 7, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Strong Female Friday: May Mann Jennings, the “Mother of Florida Forestry”

Posted by SWSG Blogging Corps Jun 6, 2013 , , , , , , , ,

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