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Women's History Month 2021

Women's History Month 2021 Theme

Since many of the women's suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women's History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced".


About Women's History Month

-- 1st Women's History Day was in 1909 in New York City

-- 1st Women's History Week was in 1978 in Sonoma Co., CA

-- 1st National Women's History Month was in 1987

-- 1st US place to grant women the vote was the Wyoming Territory in 1869

-- 19th Amendment recognizing Women's right to vote was signed into law in 1920

-- In 1924 Native American women gained the right to vote after being granted American citizenship

-- The 1964 Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory laws such as literacy tests.

-- In 1923, Alice Paul first introduced the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was called the "Lucretia Mott Amendment" at the time. It stated: "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction." The amendment was introduced in Congress the same year. 



Gallery of Books At Roanoke College on Women's History


Women's Suffrage in America

JK1896 .F77 2005  


A Black Women's History of the United States

Hollins - E185.86 .B475 2020  


Bad Girls of the Arab World

Hollins - HQ1784 .B33 2017  

Gallery of E-Books on Women's History available to RC community


American Women's History

by Glenna Matthews


The Women's West

by Susan H Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson


Women's Suffrage in New Zealand

by Patricia Grimshaw


Women's Suffrage in Wales

by Lisa Tippings


How the Vote Was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Sestern United States, 1868-1914

by Rebecca J. Mead


A Reform against Nature: Woman Suffrage and the Rethinking of American Citizenship, 1840-1920

by Carolyn S. Vacca


African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965

by Ann D. Gordon and Bettye Collier-Thomas