The lessons of Rebecca Latimer Felton’s life for us today are many. She worked long and unsparingly to the end of her days for the issues and causes that were important to her. She still was able to raise her family and run businesses. In theory, she ought to be one of those “Virginia Slims” role model women who “had it all.”Full article at Occidental Quarterly >>
But she was an outspoken and courageous racialist even in a day when most assumed that America was and would always be a white country. Where the enemy raised a suggestion against that great fundamental principle, she would rush to the defense of her race. She did not care one whit for the accolades of her enemies. She never compromised with the enemies of her people.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Rebecca Latimer Felton: Forgotten Feminist
by Lawson Wellborn