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Women's History Month 2021

Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women.  Catch up with this selection of websites, exhibits, online books, streaming videos, and more.

Background

Profiles

 

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

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, voting rights activist, and 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.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- She built her career on the fight for women’s rights and acted as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she argued over 300 gender discrimination cases—six before the Supreme Court—and co-founded the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project. "Equal Pay for Equal Work"—Ginsburg joins the fight from behind the bench. In 1993, Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice. (History.com)
 

Exhibits & Events

Library Collections

The library has lots of films and books you can watch and read online.  Here's a tiny sample.  Ask a librarian if you need help finding more.

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