Women's History Month
President Jimmy Carter's Message to the Nation in 1980 Stated:
"From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often, the women were unsung, and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America were as vital as those of the men whose names we know so well."
Amelia Earhart. Photographer. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/115_2846555/1/115_2846555/cite. Accessed 28 Feb 2023.
What is Women's History Month?
Women's History Month is recognized each March in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate women's achievements throughout our country's history.
The 2023 Women's History Month theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.". (National Women's History Alliance)
Photo credit: Japanese-American camp, war emergency evacuation, Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif. or 1943. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017878793/>.
Our Sora Women's History Month collection features eBooks on many amazing women. Take some time to check out a book on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. Do you know the stories of Mary Jackson, Christine Darden, Dorothy Vaughn, and Katherine Johnson? These four women are responsible for some of NASA's greatest successes! Do you know about the cryptanalyst of World War I and II, Elizebeth Smith Friedman? Learn so much more about these women and more in this month's collection dedicated to women.