International Women’s Day

 “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates​

women's history month book display featuring books by women and about women's history

March 8, 2016 is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month. The role of women  in the United States has changed throughout history. For many hundreds of years women were relegated to the home where they were caregivers and homemakers. In times of war, women took on more responsibility, often taking the place of men in the workforce but then returning to a cult of domesticity at the end of the war. The twentieth and twenty first centuries saw suffrage and feminist movements and the advancement of women in many ways. I have gathered below some links on US women’s history and IWD; feel free to browse!
Women’s History Month

The Future is Ours to Lose: Timeline Special

National Women’s History Project

International Women’s Day 2016

National Women’s History Museum

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

And last month Time Magazine examined why there is an entire month dedicated to women’s history…