Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to our country, culture, science and society. The United States has observed it annually since 1987.
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- Women’s History Month
From the Library of Congress
- American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction
by Susan Ware (1950-2015)
- Through women’s eyes: An American history with documents
by DuBois, Ellen Carol (2009)
Related Library Research Guides
Recommended PCC Library Streaming Videos
- Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
This video documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American Journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.
- Miss representation (2012)
Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women, featuring commentary from many influential women in media and politics.
- Makers: Women Who Make America, Seasons 1 and 2
Each part of this series explores the impact of American women, and the women’s movement, on all aspects of American life including the social, political, and business worlds.
- Women First and Foremost
This video offers shining examples of how generations of women have achieved their deserved place at the forefront of history. Volume 1: Remember the Ladies. Volume 2: Touching the Clouds with Pen and Plane. Volume 3: A Lady in the Spotlight.
Recommended PCC Library Books
- All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
by Rebecca Traister (2016)
- Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment is Now
by Jessica Neuwirth (2015)
- Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements
by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry (2014)
- Grace and grit: my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
by Lilly M. Ledbetter & Lanier Scott Isom (2012)
- Women and the Making of America
by Mari Jo Buhle, Teresa Murphy, and Jane Gerhard (2009)
- National Women’s History Museum
This site’s cyber museum presents online exhibits about U.S. women’s history including women reform leaders, women who ran for President, Chinese American women, early Jewish American women, and African American women.
- National Women’s History Project
The National Women’s History Project recognizes and celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing informational services and educational and promotional materials.
- Women’s History Month Classroom Resources
From PBS, this site has award-winning films and accompanying curriculum resources about girls and women from around the world.
- Women’s History Month Images (slide show)
Hosted by the Library of Congress, this digital collection includes images of notable women protesters from 1875-1938, Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photographs, women during the civil war, American women workers during World War II and much more.
- WomenWatch: The UN Gateway to the Advancement and Empowerment of Women
Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.