Helen Stuart Campbell
Today’s featured person in history is Helen Stuart Campbell. She was a champion for women in poverty. She wrote books to raise awareness of home economics and the unfair wages of women who were considered the working poor. I hope you enjoy reading about her contributions.
Helen Stuart Campbell was an author, reformer, and pioneer in the home economics movement. Her stories were earnest tales chronicling women’s struggles, especially in domestic life and poverty.
Campbell was born in Lockport, New York, and attended school in Warren, Rhode Island, and later, at Mrs. Cook’s seminary in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Early in her writing career she published children’s stories under her married name, Helen Weeks. As an activist in the home economics movement, Campbell helped organize the National Household Economics Association. Click here to read the full article.