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Women's History Month at Foothill College

Suffragists picketing in front of the White House. Harris & Ewing. 1917. National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation. [source]

Foothill Library has prepared this LibGuide to highlight books, websites, and articles on women's history.

In addition, the Library is hosting a special art exhibition, “Women of Courage, Character & Commitment.” This unique exhibition celebrates the artwork of women art faculty, alumni and students from the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Artists include Carolyn Brown, Kristen Tripp Caldwell, Kimberley Cook, Hilary Gomes, Kate Jordahl, Lesley Louden, Nivedita Madigubba, Michal Niv, Juliana Kang Robinson, Dina Marie Scheel and Bing Zhang.

You can find out more about events going on at Foothill College this month in this brochure on Women's History Month.

Internet Resources

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  • 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
    From the National Women's History Project.
  • National Register of Historic Places Program: Women's History Month
    The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for women's history. They take the opportunity of Women's History Month to highlight just some of the properties that exemplify the contributions of women to American history.
  • Topics in Feminism
    From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, this is a comprehensive resource on the many different facets of feminism.
  • Not For Ourselves Alone
    A film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes about the work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense: Women's History Month
    This American Forces Press Service special report takes a closer look at the contributions of women in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • National Women's History Museum
    The Museum researches, collects, and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of our nation in a context of world history.
  • Infoplease: Women's History Month
    Learn about the history of Women's History Month, read biographies of famous women, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about women, and more.

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