March is Women’s History Month

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 commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.”

womens history month

Shown above clockwise from top right: First WAVES Machine Gun Instructors. Collection: National Archives “Women in the Military” collection on Historypin
http://www.historypin.com/map/#/geo:26.011201,-80.14949/zoom:15/dialog:8647025/tab:stories_tab_content/Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane. By Popular Demand: “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 – https://www.loc.gov/item/97513239/Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, Image credit: Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress. Photo by Shawn Miller. – Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California. Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection. https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8b29516/

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