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Women's History Month: Women's History Month

About Women's History Month

Recognition and celebration of Women's History in the United States began in 1981. That year, Congress requested and authorized the President to proclaim the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as Women's History Week. That week of celebration was extended to a full month in 1987, after a petition by the National Women's History Project.  Visit Women's History Month for more information. 

Women's History Month

March Is Women's History Month

Every March, the United States honors the generations of women and their contributions to society.

Harris & Ewing. Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917. Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Web. 22 Jan 2015. 

Streaming Film

The Journey of Women's Rights: 1911-2011 from the UN Women YouTube Channel. 

Kanopy is the library's streaming video database.  Use this database to find great educational films and documentaries.  To access this resource, log in using your RTC Student email username and password then create a personal account.  (Video tutorial on setting up Kanopy.)

Web Resources

Recent News about Women & Girls at The New York Times

Read about current events affecting women and girls:

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