That’s What She Said: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its origins back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911, which then turned into Women’s History Week when President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. This eventually developed into Women’s History Month when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, officially making March 1987 Women’s History Month, which then in turn led to additional resolutions in the years that followed to grant future presidents the authority to declare every March as Women’s History Month. The Katharine Brush Library is sharing in the celebration this year with our That’s What She Said display on the second floor. This display highlights quotes by women activists, scientists, politicians, and artists who have paved the way for women today and showcases books by and about some of these women, including Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Eleanor Roosevelt.  

Celebrating Black History Month

The Katharine Brush Library is celebrating Black History Month all February long with a display of books about important black leaders, scientists, artists, musicians, and activists.  Come check out exactly who we’re featuring … and feel free to pass along your own recommendations to us at the Reference desk!  We just might add your suggestion to our display.

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