March 1, 7-8 p.m.
Wayward Women Travelers Presented by Dr. Linda De Roche
During the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, a number of unconventional women defied stereotypical gender roles and expectations to travel boldly.
March 2, 7-8 p.m.
Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War Presented by Carrie Brown, Ph.D.
One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before.
March 7, 7-8 p.m.
How High is the Glass Ceiling? Reflections on the History of Women and the Presidency
Although they are a dynamic presence in national political life today, no woman has yet been elected to the American Presidency.
March 8, 7-8 p.m.
My Journey into the World of Victorian Women Doctors Presented by Author Olivia Campbell
Olivia Campbell is the New York Times best-selling author of “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine.”
March 14, 7-8 p.m.
The Sanitary Commission: Boosting Morale One Block at a Time Presented by Abagail Belcastro
Run predominantly by women, the Sanitary Commission brought hope and morale to the troops and was a key factor in the Union Army’s victory over Confederate forces.
March 16, 7-8 p.m.
Women of New York Presented by Marty Schneit
Discover the history of fourteen women who made significant contributions to New York and the world at large at a time in United States history when full equality for women was not yet recognized.
March 23, 7-8 p.m.
The Life and Legacy of Rosemary, the Hidden Kennedy Daughter Presented by Author Kate Clifford Larson
Rosemary Kennedy’s life story is more than a tragedy long hidden by her fierce parents. A closer look reveals the central role she played in the shaping of one of our nation’s most famous families.
March 27, 7-8 p.m.
The Continued Rise of Women in US Politics: Barriers, Progress, and Looking Ahead
Presented by Jean Sinzdak, Associate Director Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Books about Women’s History Month for Children and Teens
“Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World” by Catherine Thimmes
“Gamer Girls: 25 Women Who Built the Video Game Industry” by Mary Kenney
“Gender Inequality in Sports: From Title IX to World Titles” by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
“The International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Around the World” by Jessica Dee Humphreys and the Hon. Rona Ambrose
“Like a Girl” by Lori Degman
“Powerful Pairs: 25 Tales of Mothers and Daughters”
“Rosie the Riveter: The Legacy of an American Icon” by Sarah Dvojack
“She’s On the Money” by Andrea Hall
“Stem Like a Girl: Empowering Knowledge and Confidence to Lead, Innovate, and Create” by Sarah Foster
“Women’s Right to Vote” by Kate Messner
Books about Women’s History Month for Adults
“Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West; 1836-1880” by Kate Hickman
Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, this history of women’s experiences in the Wild West focuses tells the stories of both the women who were brutally exploited as well as those fought incredible odds to forge home and identities.
“Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age” by Betsy Prioleau
The first major biography of the glamorous and scandalous Miriam Leslie, titan of publishing and an unsung hero of women’s suffrage.
“Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality; 1920-2020” by Elisabeth Griffith
In this riveting narrative, an activist and academic, provides a sweeping, century-long perspective and an expansive cast of change agents, showing how the diversity of the women’s movement mirrors America.
“The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II” by Mari K. Eder
Experience the untold story of 15 women who changed the course of history as part of the Greatest Generation.
“Twice As Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century” by Jasmine Brown
Black women physicians’ stories have gone untold for far too long, leaving gaping holes in American medical history, in women’s history, and in black history. It’s time to set the record straight.
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