Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen ~ Hardcover Book

SKU: A9780692872314

It is an era when women vow to “honor and obey” their husbands. Rarely does the average woman have her own car, checking account, or authority over anything except childrearing during Feminism’s “Second Wave” from the mid to latter part of the 20th Century. That world is about to change, and Marjorie Powell Allen is one of the reasons why. Like many unsung heroines, Marjorie does not consider herself a feminist, but propelled by a strong sense of social justice, a powerful intellect, and a tenacious will, she will alter the landscape for women from the American Midwest to South Africa. She is a force, “the kind of leader who made you believe you could do anything.”

Becoming Marjorie is the biography of this remarkable woman—a mother, educator, entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, and women’s rights advocate who “invites every president of a women’s organization across the country to come to Kansas City to talk about what women could do together.” Decades after her passing, they’re still coming to so many of the programs that stemmed from the passion of a woman who “woke up with a new idea every day.” From the Women’s Foundation, Women’s Employment Network, Central Exchange, SkillBuilders Fund, and Wildwood Outdoor Education Center in Missouri and Kansas, to the Community Advice Centers that provide voter-training across South Africa, her vision continues to expand and inspire.

The Life & Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen documents a historical period in the women’s movement from a grassroots perspective. Marjorie’s story is also an engaging look at a woman who strived for a purpose-driven life and the effect she continues to have on others today. 

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