Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an American journalist, author, women's suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. Moving to Miami as a young woman to work for The Miami Herald, she became a freelance writer, producing over one hundred short stories that were published in popular magazines. Her most influential work was the book The Everglades: River of Grass, which redefined the popular conception of the Everglades as a treasured river instead of a worthless swamp. Its impact has been compared to that of Rachel Carson's influential book Silent Spring. Her books, stories, and journalism career brought her influence in Miami, enabling her to advance her causes. As a young woman, Douglas was outspoken and politically conscious of the women's suffrage and civil rights movements. She was called upon to take a central role in the protection of the Everglades when she was 79 years old.
Marjory Stoneman, April 7, 1890, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Everglades National Park. Journalists from Minnesota. Journalists from Florida. Journalists from Massachusetts. Writers from Miami. American nature writers. Writers from Minneapolis. Women science writers. American non-fiction environmental writers. American agnostics. Wellesley College alumni. Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. American environmentalists
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