Carolyn Curry is the founder of Women Alone Together and she is the award-winning author of the biography Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1824 - 1907.
Ella grew up in one of the wealthiest families in Georgia and attended Wesleyan, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. She kept a diary before, during, and after the Civil War. Post-war she documents facing her bankruptcy, the death of four children, and the turmoil of reconstruction. She survives and thrives and was active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Suffrage Movement.
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