This scrapbook style title tells the story of seven ordinary women who accomplished extraordinary things. When the LLLI Founders began their journey in 1956, there were no grand plans. They simply followed their instincts and their hearts, and in the end changed the world—one day at a time, one mother and baby at a time. They wore strands of pearls and hats and white gloves, they referred to each other as Mrs. Gregory White and Mrs. John Froehlich, and their hearts were focused on their own families, but they created an unexpected, uncharted revolution.
The primary focus of The Revolutionaries Wore Pearls is on the accomplishments and achievements of the Founders. But you will also meet many others whose contributions to the growth and development of LLLI have played a significant role in carrying out the simple mission set forth by the Founders in 1956—to help mothers breastfeed their babies.