Thursday, March 11, 2010

Women's History Month Resource

Once upon a time, way back in the summer before I started middle school, I went on a trip. This trip was made in two ten-passenger vans, with somewhere around 18 women. This trip took us from Valparaiso, Indiana, to Seneca Falls, New York.

It was Celebrate '98, the 150th anniversary of the first Women's Rights Convention, which took place in Seneca Falls in 1848.

The trip was amazing -- it probably had more to do with me not falling victim to bad self-esteem immediately upon setting foot in middle school, like some girls, than anything else. It instilled in me a sense of sisterhood, and a sense of what women can accomplish.

(And we can accomplish a lot, in case you were wondering.)

In honor of Women's History Month, Alexander Street Press is making available its "Women and Social Movements in the United States" database for free. Search by social movements; by subject; or chronologically. They've got great graphics and information tables. Everything, really, to expand your knowledge of women and social movements beyond the requisite Susan B. Anthony namedropping. Check it out.

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