Grace & Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women
|Rating||:||4.12 (841 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||308 Pages|
book review I bought this book for my daughter who lives in Dallas, TX. However, after the book arrived, I found it so interesting that I read the entire book before sending it to her. A wonderful book full of insight into western history in the local Fort Worth, TX area. A must read for women every where. Georgia S.. Wonderful Fort Worth History! G.K. & E. Allen We gave this book to my mom, a one-time long term Fort Worth resident now living in Colorado. She loves it. She likes skipping around and reading about the different ladies from Fort Worth history. And she greatly admires many of those who have contributed to the book. We recommend this book for your mom or your grandmother well, for yourself as well. We heard Katie Sherrod's interview on Public Radio and heard some really great stories.. "Women Who Helped Win the West" according to Ellen Wagner. Written by professional historians, each chapter is an in-depth, detailed historiograph about a woman or women who made significant contributions to Fort Worth, its culture and society, before, during and after the founding of the city. Anyone who is interested in or curious about Fort Worth or 19th and early 20th century ways of life as the western edges of civilization became mainstream America should read this book!
She has won several awards in newspaper, radio and TV, including the Dallas Press Club Award for her 2001 PBS documentary Freedman’s Cemetery Memorial: A Place of Healing, narrated by Alfre Woodard, and the Exceptional Media Merit Award from the National Women’s Po
To avoid problems of inclusion and omission, the contributors agreed that they would only write about women who are deceased. Women’s stories often get lost because so much of women’s history resides in private places such as diaries, family scrapbooks, family letters, or papers stored in boxes in family attics. In the process contributors learned a whole lot about the growth of a city and became a small and close-knit community. Women often are hard to find, and once found, can be hard to track over time as they change their names when they get married. The resulta labor of love by women for women.. Meetings often concluded with authors bar
She has won several awards in newspaper, radio and TV, including the Dallas Press Club Award for her 2001 PBS documentary Freedman’s Cemetery Memorial: A Place of Healing, narrated by Alfre Woodard, and the Exceptional Media Merit Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. About the AuthorKatie Sherrod is an independent writer, producer and commentator based in Fort Worth, Texas. She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1987 for outstanding contributions in the field of communications, named one of Fort Worth’s Outstanding Women in 1988 and Texas Woman of the Year in 1989.