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FI11101340

Creation Date

4-3-1973

Keywords

Marjory Stoneman Douglass, Friends of the Everglades, Everglades, Everglades National Park, Grande Dame of the Everglades, River of Grass, April, 1973

Description

Marjory Stoneman Douglass delivering presentation, April 3, 1973.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was born on April 7, 1890. In South Florida she is best known for her environmental advocacy passionately fighting for the protection and preservation of the Florida Everglades. As a writer, her most influential book was the book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), which redefined the popular conception of the Everglades as a treasured river instead of a worthless swamp. Moving to South Florida to pursuit a career in journalism, she began writing for the Miami Herald newspaper and then worked as freelance writer, producing over one hundred short stories that were published in popular magazines. Throughout her long life (lived until age 108), she received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into several halls of fame. She died on May 14, 1998. A statue of her invites visitors at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida to sit with her statue and contemplate the garden. Two South Florida public schools are named in her honor: Broward County Public Schools' Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary School.

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Please contact the owning institution for licensing and permissions. It is the users responsibility to ensure use does not violate any third party rights. Special Collections & University Archives, Green Library, Florida International University.

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black-and-white photographs, 8 x 10 in.

Keywords

Marjory Stoneman Douglass, Friends of the Everglades, Everglades, Everglades National Park, Grande Dame of the Everglades, River of Grass, April, 1973

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