Friday, March 26, 2010

Atlanta Woman's Club

One interesting thing that I have found in my research is that the Atlanta Woman's Club and the Atlanta League of Women voters promoted the economic responsibility of women, especially during war times. In one newspaper article from 1931 during the Great Depression, Mrs. Roosevelt, then a governor's wife and not yet First Lady, stated that women should pay more attention to the goings on in the government. She believed that in this way, women would be more involved in U.S. micro-economics. With women in control of economics, Mrs. Roosevelt hinted, war would not occur.
“Governor’s Wife Asks Women to End War,” The New York Times, 22 November 1931, p. 21.

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