Women’s History Month

Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon

Kate Brown, current governor of the state of Oregon.

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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Recommended books in PCC Library

Recommended videos in PCC Library

  • The invisible war (2012)
    An investigative documentary about the frequency 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.

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Related websites

  • 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 1912-2012M
    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 Interviews, essays, and historical documents are linked to this site.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.
  • 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.

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