Marjory Douglas Biography
Birthday: April 7, 1890 (Aries)
Born In: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an American journalist, author, women’s suffrage advocate, as well as an environmentalist. She was known for her staunch defense of the Florida Everglades against the efforts of businesses to claim the land for development purposes. Born in Minnesota, she moved to Miami at a young age. She became a freelance writer and produced over a hundred short stories to be published in popular magazines. She earned fame for her book ‘The Everglades: River of Grass’, published in 1947. Since Everglades was viewed as a worthless swamp, the book helped redefine it as a treasured river. She was not only an environmentalist, but she fought for women’s right to vote as well. She also sought to destroy the inequalities between races. Shortly before her death, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She lived till the age of 108, and until her death, she worked for the restoration of Everglades. She is still revered as one of the most important figures of the environmental movement in America.