Was your grandmother overlooked by the New York Times when she died?

March 22, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism, writing.

If she was — and she should not have been — you need to let them know. The Times started a series a few weeks ago in its obituary section called Overlooked. It was about women that the Times through its many decades had failed to write obituaries on. They included Ida B. Wells and Charlotte Bronte. They also invited readers to nominate women for this section. Here’s part of what was published on Wednesday:

Sallie Stovall, my grandmother

By now, we have received close to 2,500 submissions. Among these were about 30 from readers who told us of their own grandmothers or great-grandmothers who often fought strong institutional prejudice against them.

We found their stories moving, fascinating and inspiring and wanted to share them with you.

Some of the stories are indeed compelling.

Readers Nominate Their Overlooked Grandmothers for a Times Obit – The New York Times

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