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Women's History Month
Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and other U.S. government organizations join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Why Is Women's History Month in March?
From O Magazine, a brief history of how Women's History Month came to be recognized and celebrated.
Susan Scanlan and the History of Women's History Month
Susan Scanlan, a former legislative aide explains how Women's History Month legislation was passed.
Gloria Steinem: To Future Generations of Women, You are the Roots of Change
A conversation with activist and author Gloria Steinem about the revolutionary roots of the feminist movement, the fundamental need for intersectionality to combat prejudice, and how she overcame her fears with the support of friends. Now she urges future generations of women to advocate for each other in solidarity -- and discover the freedom found in companionship and community.
We Should All Be Feminists
In a talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world -- of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.
American Women: An Overview
Traces the evolution and current status of the field of women's history, highlights major research themes and concepts, and describes using the wealth of women's history materials in the Library of Congress.
Women's Studies: The Basics by
Publication Date: 2013-02-11
Sets out the main agendas of women's studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world.
Celebrate Women's History
Upcoming online events
March 2, 2021: The Woman's Era Club: A Story of Black Women's Activism
In 1893, a group of Boston women founded the Woman’s Era Club. This virtual talk will explore the stories of several women behind this influential club led by African-American women.
March 4, 2021: The Art of Sampling: Sylvia Robinson Produced a New Wave
In this online workshop is, you will learn how to identify music samples in contemporary songs and reconstruct a sample for a beat of your own while using FL Studio, Sampulator, and Sample Stitch.
March 11, 2021: In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice
Explore leadership in portraits of Sojourner Truth, Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman.
March 16, 2021: Lucy Stone: Make the World a Better Place
Explores the lifelong fight of Lucy Stone to win equal voting rights for women and African Americans.
March 18, 2021: Native Women Making Change
A conversation with two young Native women who are currently working at local and state levels to make change.
March 18, 2021: Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt
Discussion of a new biography of Eleanor Roosevelt with the book's author.
March 30, 2021: Equal to the Occasion--Boston's Women and the Underground Railroad
Examines the many ways the women of Boston became critical contributors to the Underground Railroad.
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