With Honor and Respect
March: Women’s "Herstory" Month
March 8: International Women’s Day

Issues that women have faced for centuries,
lag behind us like a worn-out rag doll.

Some Women’s styles are more vocal,and outrageous,
others more peaceful.
Both styles show Powerful Determination for Women’s Rights
as Human Rights: Respect, Dignity, Equality, and
Personal Choice.
“Beyond Julia’s Daughters”:
Miami-Dade Women Advocates and Activists for Social Change.

In this book, the women I wrote about were wives,
mothers, family oriented, and some had careers.
Their passions and determination were the driving force
for them to Take a Stand and Take Action
on issues they felt needed attention.

Included in this book were my delightful in-person Oral Herstory interviews with:
Eugenia Bell Thomas and Judge Dixie Louese Herlong Chastain.
Barbara Capitman had passed by this time, so I wrote about her. 
Roxcy Bolton was in the middle of one of her unrelenting persuasions for change and only had time for a phone conversation.

Barbara Capitman (1920 –1990)
South Beach Savior  
A small 1930’s mecca of Art Décor architecture in the South Miami Beach area was on its way out in the 1970’s. Barbara Capitman realized how precious it was and was determined to save it!

In 1940, Eugenia applied to the University of Miami and was rejected for being a black woman. I asked her how she felt about the rejection. With a strong, yet soft voice & genuine smile, 
“They missed out on a
good thing!”
Eugenia Bell Thomas (1924- 2015)
Civil Rights Beacon

Roxcy Bolton
Tempestuous Feminist

Roxcy was extremely well-known for her unrelenting persuasion. One of her well-known challenges was convincing NOAA to rename tropical storms not only after women, but also men!
Judge Dixie Louese Herlong Chastain
A Pioneer for Youth
When I met Judge Chastain for our Oral Herstory Interview I asked, "How would you like me to address you? Your Honor, Judge Chastain...? Her smiling southern voice answered, “Dixie, just call me Dixie.” Behind her warm welcome and quiet dignity, was a powerful force pioneering for youth in the legal system.

Read the rest of their stories
Journey through A Global Voice of Peace www.agvop.com