March is Women’s History Month, a time to not only celebrate the strength and accomplishments of women all over the world but to also open one’s eyes to all that they have fought against to get where they are today, where they want to be in the future.
According to the Library of Congress, “The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.”
Their website is flooded with stories of these amazing women in history from Amelia Earhart to Clara Barton. There is content for educators from stories to videos to audio. There are even a list of exhibits and events being featured each day of the month at all of these institutes.
In addition to the stories offered by the Library of Congress, there are more recent women with stories like the one in the Thoughtful Catalog blog. “What I Learned In The Back Of The Class” by Diana Kirk is her eye opening account of her experience being ordered by her professor to sit silently in the back of her Literature by US Women of Color class all semester.
No matter what you choose, I hope it opens your mind just a little more.