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Marjory Stoneman Douglas
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.
Born Marjory Stoneman, April 7, 1890, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died May 14, 1998, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Known for Everglades conservation advocacy

About Marjory Stoneman Douglas

A Miami Herald columnist who devoted her columns and best-selling books to the preservation of the Florida Everglades.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas before fame

She joined the writing staff of the Miami Herald, first as a society reporter and then as an editorial columnist, using the latter to promote racial equality, women's suffrage, and environmentalism.

Achievement of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Her best known work The Everglades: River of Grass was published the same year that the park was opened and sought to correct misperceptions, and to raise awareness of the importance of the wetlands.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas family life

When the Miami Herald was still known as the Miami Evening Record, her father was the first publisher.

Associations of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Activist Edward Abbey was another well-known environmentalist whose writing influenced public opinion.

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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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