Photo credit: River of Grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, First Edition Cover By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14732200

WATWB: The Life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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The last Friday of the month brings the February installment of the “We are the World Blogfest.” WATWB seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world. For more information, visit:  http://www.damyantiwrites.com/we-are-the-world-blogfest/ 

A shooting at the school that bears her name is not the only way Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ name should be remembered. Douglas was a reporter, writer, activist, and environmentalist, who in her long life fought to save the Florida Everglades. In 1947 she wrote a book, River of Grass, about the Everglades as an ecosystem. Read about her here, on Wilderness Connect: Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Restoring the River of Grass.

Featured Photo credit: River of Grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, First Edition Cover By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14732200
Photo credit: River of Grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, First Edition Cover By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14732200

As Martin Gould wrote in a recent public Facebook post, Stoneman Douglas’ legacy of activism has now been picked up by the students from her namesake school.  She would be proud of their courage to stand up for what they believe in. I find the actions of these young people very inspiring; they give me hope for change.

8 thoughts on “WATWB: The Life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas”

  1. Hi Karen – I too had wondered about the name … but with a few blips recently hadn’t had a chance to look. How very interesting that the kids are taking up her way of life and demanding change in this society … it’s great to read about. Thank you.

    I sincerely hope change will come – but these sufferers, who will never be able to forget, will push on with their ideas and see change occur in various fields as they become adults in the world. I bet they will make more difference because of this attack and the approach that the decision makers and leaders have so far made. Thanks so much for highlighting this to us – I’ll pay more attention now.

    My WATWB will go up soonish. Cheers Hilary

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  2. Brilliant subject for this month’s #WATWB. I never thought about who MSD was, and now that I know, I adore her. No doubt she’d be right there with the students who are determined to make a positive impact in Washington. Well, I suppose she is there– in spirit.

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  3. Thank you for bringing the story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas to #WATWB. She was a fascinating woman and I love her passion and tenacity for environmental issues. I agree that she would be proud of the students at the school named for her for their determination to right a wrong in our society.

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