Single Mothers of Invention

You 'd be surprised how many single mothers there were that had a major impact on society Writers, civil rights activists, government officials, even a Queen- and more!

NOSM invites you to participate in a celebration to honor women and their achievements during Single Mother History Month this June.

In our effort to educate the public about single mothers, we have issued a commemorative tee-shirt (see page ) and are including some brief biographies of women, many of whom you may have heard but didn't realize were single moms.

We are also planning to issue a calendar that will include a picture and biographical information about a successful single mother for each month of next year.

If you would like to contribute the names of women who made a difference to this planet, from the past or still living, please send your information to us. If she is selected as one of NOSM's honorees, you will win a free tee-shirt and also be credited for the research.

For now, here's some back-ground on some remarkable women who have made significant contributions to society, here and abroad.

Maya Angelou (born 1928)

One of the civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, is a very complex woman. Determined to carve out a stage career at an early age, Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis Missouri and spent her early childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. Her family later moved to San Francisco where she studied drama and dance. In 1952, she received a scholarship to study in New York.

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