Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy (Almost) 4th of July!

It just occurred to me that I signed up to blog for the Sistahs this week. I've been busy reading and editing chapters from the next two books that will be published by Apprentice Shop. Both books are part of the 25 Women You Should Know Series.

The lives of these women are just fascinating. They've accomplished many firsts (such as Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer) and fought for equal rights (such as Lucretia Mott).

Through their skills, they changed attitudes--as Dorothea Lange did with her photographs and Dolores Huerta did with the United Farm Workers.

Tomorrow we celebrate our country's independence. We'll think about the Revolutionary War years and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We'll watch parades and fireworks displays. Maybe, we should also take Abigail Adams' advice, too, and "Remember the ladies."
We often speak of America's founding fathers, but our country's had some pretty great "moms" as well.

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