Thursday, September 19, 2013

Women’s College Trivia: Gone With The Wind

We all know this classic book, Gone With The Wind, but did you know that the author, Margaret Mitchell attended Smith College?

"Margaret Mitchell grew up in Atlanta at the turn of the 20th century. As a child she heard many stories from Civil War veterans and had an active imagination of the Old South, which she projected through her book. She went to Smith College in MA, one of the top women's colleges in the US at the time. She returned to the south to work as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. She was said to have had quite the personality, very headstrong, confident and a firecracker. Her mother was a suffragette and she grew up in the movement. She spent ten years writing Gone With The Wind, her only book." Source

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