Monday, March 8, 2010

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day to everyone. Today people throughout the world are celebrating women. In the United States, the entire month of March is celebrated as National Women's History Month. As an amateur historian who specializes in women's history, this is truly right up my alley. Traditionally, women have been left out of much of written history, so finding their stories can be a challenge, but the rewards for searching are amazing. We have so much to learn from the women of the past. Their stories are an essential part of our own and of those of future generations.

For more information on women's history, go to the website of the National Women's History Project. I especially like the following quote, found on this website:

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.
Myra Pollack Sadker

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