Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women in History

I just received an e-mail from the National Women’s History Project, a group that always has interesting news about women. The project started years ago when some uppity women decided men got all the credit for everything and some of that credit and recognition should go to women. It’s a really lovely, viable organization and March happens to be National Women’s History month. It was first observed in Sonoma County, California in March 1978.

Just a few observations for March are for Juliette Low, who started the Girl Scouts March 1912. This is of particular interest to me because I worked as a Public Relations Executive for the Girls Scouts for several years and traveled the USA visiting Councils who needed help with management and/or public relations. A wonderful organization.

Another great organization, The Camp Fire Girls, started March 1910.

Way back in March 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published and became the best selling book of the 19th century.

March 1986, Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating championship.

And in March 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, who was helping to frame the Declaration of Independence, and in all that he was doing, cautioned him to “Remember the ladies….”

If anyone would like to learn more about the National Women’s History Project, please e-mail showgirlpublishing@cox.net.