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.
On February 18th, 2015, Oregon’s sitting Secretary of State, Kate Brown, became the state’s Governor. Learn more about Brown on Meet the Governor.
Want more background information? Try these items:
- A history of U.S. feminisms
- by Rory Cooke Dicker (2008)
- Through women’s eyes: An American history with documents
- by DuBois, Ellen Carol (2009)
- The women’s liberation movement in America
- by Sylvia Engdahl (2012)
Recommended books in PCC Library
- Grace and grit: my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
- by Lilly M. Ledbetter & Lanier Scott Isom (2012)
- Half the sky: turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
- Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn (2009)
- My beloved world
- by Sonia Sotomayor (2013)
- Voices: the pioneering spirit of women in Jordan
- by Jacky Sawalha (2012)
- Pushback: how smart women ask — and stand up – for what they want
- by Selena Rezvani
- The richer sex: how the new majority of female breadwinners is transforming sex, love, and family
- by Liza Mundy (2012)
- War of the sexes: how conflict and cooperation have shaped men and women from prehistory to the present
- by Paul Seabright (2012)
- The Woman in the mirror: how to stop confusing what you look like with who you are
- by Cynthia M. Bulik (2012)
Recommended videos in PCC Library
- The invisible war (2012)
- An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.
- Miss representation (2012)
- Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women, featuring commentary from many influential women in media and politics.
- W.A.R.: !women art revolution (2012)
- Illuminates the history of feminist art through conversations, observations, archival footage, and works of visionary artists, historians, curators, and critics.
Related research guide
- American Memory – American Women
- This Library of Congress page contains documents and images related to U.S. women’s history and special exhibits including “Women of Protest” and “Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII.”
- Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote 1912-2012
- This page celebrates 100 years of Oregon women’s right to vote and advances the understanding of women’s citizenship in Oregon’s history. Interviews, essays, and historical documents are linked to this site.
- Gifts of Speech
- Selected women’s speeches from around the world, 1848 to the present.
- 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.
- Women at War
- Hosted by the Library of Congress, this digital collection includes photographs, interviews, letters, and personal recollections from women who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.
- WomenWatch: The UN Gateway to the Advancement and Empowerment of Women
- Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.
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