CORRA HARRIS #100travelHERS
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Birth: March 17, 1869; near Elberton, Georgia
Death: February 7, 1935; Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Novelist, war correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post
Notable journeys: Went to London in 1911 to write about “European women.” Saturday Evening Post sent her back to cover WWI. In September 1914 became one of the first women to cover WWI; traveled to London, Paris, and elsewhere in France to report on the Woman’s Emergency Corps, German atrocities as recounted by women and orphans, and a hospital run by Madame Marcherez.
Notable work: A Circuit Rider’s Wife
Quote: “Men’s sacrifice in war is at least recorded by history, while women’s story goes untold.”