True Female Strength in 1937!
In a world celebrating female strength and equality right now, I have a wonderful example of this for you from 1937. Writing Song of Return took me from the department stores of Anniston, AL to Woolworth Department Store in Detroit, MI in the late 1940s. In my research, I discovered a remarkable story about a group of women workers, which I couldn’t fail to mention in the book. On February 27, 1937, 108 women working at Woolworth Department Store sat down on the job to demand