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- Here are four free online resources that can help increase your knowledge about women's history and are accessible to the public.
- Why is it important to learn and honor women's history? How can donors support organizations that are amplifying female voices?
- Read more about inclusivity during women's history month.
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The origins of Women's History Month stretch back to 1978 when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women organized a "Women's History Week" in March. After an association of women's groups and historians, led by the National Women's History Alliance (then the National Women's History Project), successfully lobbied for national recognition in 1980, the week of March 8th became National Women’s History Week. And in 1987, Congress passed a law declaring March Women's History Month.
The National Women's History Alliance chooses the month's theme each year. Because the pandemic limited 2020 centennial suffrage celebrations, it extended 2020's theme, around achieving women's suffrage to 2021.
For too long, women's stories and contributions have been left out of our national narrative, says Jennifer Herrera, vice president of external affairs at the National Women's History Museum.
With that in mind, Mashable reached out to the National Women's History Museum, the National Women's History Alliance, the New-York Historical Society's Center for Women's History, and the National Women's Hall of Fame to curate a list of engaging resources that elevate the largely untold stories of underrepresented women. They also explore the fight for suffrage and other vital movements within women's history. We included digital media that feature a wide range of women from varying cultures, sexualities, classes, and fields.
Check out the below free online selections and add to your knowledge of how women have shaped the world.
- National Women's History Museum
- New-York Historical Society's Center for Women's History
- National Women's Hall of Fame
Read the full article about women's history resources by Siobhan Neela-Stock at Mashable.