Grace Greenwood (1823-1904)
Grace Greenwood's real name was Sarah Jane Clarke Lippincott. She was one of the United States' first female newspaper correspondents. In 1844 Greenwood began writing for some of the best newspapers and magazines of the time, including Godey's "Lady's Book" and the "Saturday Evening Post." She contributed poetry, fiction, and political commentary. In 1849, having been fired from a position at Godey's "Lady's Book" for writing an antislavery essay, Greenwood accepted a position at the "National Era" and moved to Washington, DC. She also became the Washington correspondent for the "Saturday Evening Post." In 1850, Greenwood began publishing her pieces in books. She married Leander K. Lippincott in 1853 and they began a children's magazine, "Little Pilgrim." But Greenwood's husband was dismissed from his government position and indicted for fraud. He fled, abandoning his wife and their one child. Greenwood joined the lecture circuit and spoke for abolition and against capital punishment. She continued to produce many books. Beginning in 1870 she was correspondent for the "New York Tribune" and the "New York Times."
- 1855 circa 5 years
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