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Women's History Month

Womens History Month



She Should Run

Forward Into Light: How Women Are Reshaping Politics and Power -- (National Women's History Museum)

Photo Courtesy of She Should Run.

Patsy Mink -- An attorney and politician from Hawaii. She was the first and Asian-American woman to serve in Congress. Title IX law was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act due to her leadership.

Dolores Huerta --  An American labor leader and civil rights activist. Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike.
Stacey Abrams --  An American politician, lawyer, and voting rights activist, who founded Fair Fight Action. The first woman and African American woman to hold positions in state and national politics. In 2021, Abrams was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in the 2020 election.

Wilma Mankiller -- Wilma Pearl Mankiller was an American Cherokee activist, social worker, community developer, and the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Pauli Murray -- Jane Crow: The Little Known Story of Pauli Murray (video: 11:45) -- The "documentary tells the story of Pauli Murray, an American civil rights and women’s rights activist. [The]...project brings to light an extraordinary legacy of courage and conviction through Murray’s lifetime commitment to justice and her profound influence on some of the most famous leaders of her time, including Thurgood Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to publishing important civil rights essays that continue to resonate, Murray practiced law and in 1977, became the first African American woman to become an Episcopal priest. Also, The Dynamic Woman Who Shaped Ruth Bader Ginsburg (National Trust for Historic Preservation).

Judy Heumann -- Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled."Disability only becomes a tragedy when society fails to provide the things we need to lead our lives — job opportunities or barrier-free buildings, for example," she said. "It is not a tragedy to me that I'm living in a wheelchair." (NPR.org)


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