Women’s History Month

JoAnn Hardesty, the first woman of color on the Portland city council.

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 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.

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