Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month
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March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to events in history, science, and society. The United States has observed it annually since 1987.

Get more background information

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)

Women’s History Month
From the Library of Congress

Women in World History: 1450 to the Present
by Bonnie G. Smith

PCC related activities

PCC Women’s Resource Centers
The Portland Community College Women’s Resource Centers (WRC) apply the principles of intersectional, multicultural feminism to resist and dismantle sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression in order to support the success of women students at PCC.

PCC Cascade Tea & Feminism
Join the Cascade Women’s Resource Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, for a tea and discussion related to feminism. The event will take place in Cascade SU 301 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Coloring books and food will be provided.


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.

The Fight for Women’s Rights by PBS
This video follows two women as they search for friends who fought for equal rights and inspired them to achieve their dreams and join a movement.

Recommended websites

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’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 the empowerment of women.

Women Who Shaped America, in Photographs
From ARTstor, this is an extensive photographic archive documenting the experiences of women who have shaped America.