Used with permission, National Women’s History Project
In 1980, a group of women convinced Congress that the females gender needed to be recognized more for their inspiring contributions to history. We now celebrate March as National Women’s History Month and we honor women of diverse cultural, ethnic, occupational, racial, class, and regional backgrounds.
Here is some of the interesting media that’s popped up this month:
- The National Women’s History Project is a treasure chest of history and photography. Tons of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms!
- Makers: Women Who Make America is a fascinating documentary of the women’s equal rights movement in the U.S.
- I loved Mary Alice Waters first because of advertising posters for her Chez Panisse restaurant. Then I admired her healthy food crusade. Now I laud her for saying if you have a family “you need to be present at the dinner table.“
- Throughout history, women have provided places of security and advocation for those lesser than themselves. In Madison, Wis., there was the Neighborhood House, sponsored by Gay Braxton and Mary Lee Griggs.
- Hall of Femmes is a Swedish blog highlighting female designers. Here’s an interview with four iconic women, in English.
Happy National Women’s History Month! Tell us who inspires you?