March is Women's History Month and is defined by the Law Library of Congress as a month that "honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. American women have struggled throughout our history to gain rights not simply for themselves but for many other under represented and disenfranchised groups in America." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Women’s History Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide.
The National Women's History Museum Women's contributions and accomplishments for the most part have been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture. The National Women's History Museum helps fill that void. Rather than rewriting current exhibitions at other history museums or having to decide what to omit elsewhere to "fit in" women's history, the Museum serves to place women's history along side current historical exhibitions. Women's history isn't meant to rewrite history. The objective is to promote scholarship and expand our knowledge of American history."
Because of HER Story A project of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative "to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women" in order to "create a more equitable and just American society."
This Is How March Became Women's History Month from Time magazine
Women's History in Florida A collection of resources selected by the State Library of Florida
Women’s History Month at the State Library and Archives of Florida Resources in the Florida Memory Project
Women's History resources in the National Archives
Pathways to Equality: The U.S. Women's Rights Movement Emerges
Rihanna's maternity style isn't just fashionable. It's revolutionary, experts say. NPR. February 14, 2023.
A Valentine's Day message from Banksy comments on violence against women. NPR. February 14, 2023.
Two Novels Confront Violence Against Women. The New York Times. February 14, 2023.
Two Women's Basketball Coaches on the Future of the Sport. The New York Times. February 13, 2023.
Now Streaming: One Woman, One Vote
How could America claim to be the world’s greatest democracy, but deny the right to vote to women? With an introduction by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE documents the events that culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment.
Current students and employees can stream this film now using Kanopy.