Brenda Jordan contributes several articles about her favorite and famous Georgia women appearing on the Internet.
Nancy Morgan Hart of Savannah was a Revolutionary War volunteer combatant who fought both the British and the Royalists in her region. Her biography appears in the National Women’s History Museum.
“Hart was one of the most patriotic women in Georgia. While her husband was away fighting the war, Hart was alone on the frontier with her children, but managed to sneak away periodically to work as a spy. She would masquerade herself as a man and enter British camps pretending to be feeble minded in order to gain information. She may have also been present at the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779. ”
National Women’s History Museum.”
A most fascinating politician, who discovered and exercised her considerable skills following her husband’s death. Though her term lasted only 24 hours it did represent the dawn of a new era for women and politics – Ed.
“Rebecca Latimer Felton, who died in 1930 at the age of ninety-four, lived a life that was as full as it was long. A writer and tireless campaigner for Progressive Era reforms, especially women’s rights, she was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.”
New Georgia Encyclopedia
“Juliette Gordon Low (October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement. Baden-Powell and Low shared both a love of travel and support of the Girl Guides. Juliette Low joined the Girl Guide movement, forming a group of Girl Guides in Scotland in 1911.”
“Corra Harris was one of the most celebrated women from Georgia for nearly three decades in the early twentieth century. She is best known for her first novel, A Circuit Rider’s Wife (1910), though she gained a national audience a decade before its publication. From 1899 through the 1920s, she published hundreds of essays and short stories and more than a thousand book reviews in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and especially the Independent, a highly reputable New York-based periodical known for its political, social, and literary critiques.”
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Author who spoke for all southerners and beloved by all; the icon of the genre’ Ed.
“Flannery O’Connor is considered one of the best short story authors of the 20th century. She wrote about religious themes and southern life.”
“In 1922, Margaret Mitchell began to write for The Atlanta Journal. When health problems forced her to stay off her feet, she left the Journal and spent her time at home reading and writing. This is when she began the work which eventually made her famous. Drawing on her passion for the South and her family histories, Margaret Mitchell spent years constructing her saga of life in the South during the Civil War. Her huge masterpiece of romance, hardship, bravery, and courage is now a monumental classic and is one of the greatest love stories and Civil War sagas ever written. Within six months of publishing Gone With The Wind in 1936, the novel had sold a million copies.”