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March is Women's History Month
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.
Women's History Month at the Movies
The National Endowment for the Humanities highlights three documentaries -- The Abolitionists, No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII and I Came to Testify. These films document women’s contribution to create a better society by challenging oppressive forces and fighting for change in politics, journalism, and international law.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park commemorates the First Women’s Rights Convention of 1848 and its key figures: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, her sister Martha Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt. During the fourteen years following the convention, Stanton's house served as a base for the continued development of the Women's Rights Movement.
Images of the Suffrage March on Washington—National Archives Pintrest Board
March 3rd marks 100 years since suffragists marched on Washington. The "National Policy of Nagging" Pinterest board, created by the National Archives, honors this anniversary. Suffragists faced a difficult road in their march towards equality. Even women opposed giving women the right to vote. One letter called it "an endorsement of nagging as a national policy."
The Women of Four Wars
The limited but important roles women played in Korea and Vietnam paved the path to more expanded -- and in some cases more dangerous -- specialties in recent wars.
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2014 Event Highlights
Women’s History Month Family Day
A day of music, hands-on activities and more.
(National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)
Women’s History Program
The Law Library of Congress will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder.
(Library of Congress)
7th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Congressional Leadership
A panel of five former Congressional Representatives and Senators discusses their personal journeys and advice they would offer to young women entering the field.
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival Quintet will showcase the music of Melba Liston, one of the great American jazz trombonists.
(American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division will have an Open House with a curatorial display of works written, illustrated, and collected by women entitled Celebrating Creative Women: A Curator's Choices.
(Library of Congress)