Friday, May 24, 2013

The Woman in Battle

Considered one of the greatest stories of the Civil War, and I'm not talking about Gone With The Wind (even though it is wonderful). What I am most shocked by is not the story of a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight for her identity as an American during the Civil War, but why I have NEVER BEEN TOLD THIS STORY BEFORE! Someone REALLY needs to rewrite the history books and include stories of these remarkable women who have made great differences to our history as a nation. I'm so tired of this "shocked" feeling. I want to say, "oh yes! I've heard of her!" Can anyone say they know who Ada Lovelace is? Cecilia Payne? Harriet Quimby? Loreta Janeta Velazquez? Don't let their names be forgotten.

To buy her memoir, visit Amazon

Here is a review of her documentary aired today on San Antonio's KLRN (PBS)

"What a woman may do if she dares, and dares to do greatly."
-Loreta Janeta Velasquez