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Once again, we are celebrating the event that inspired us to start this website “Women’s History Month”.  The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

The Women’s History Month website has a new photographic exhibit that you must see.  It’s called “Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party “.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Kirthi wrote an article about historical coverage of women and it was published as part of the World Pulse Story Awards program.  She tells a childhood story of being assigned to write a paper about a male historical figure.  The teacher only offered the names of two women but included thirty-seven men as possible topics to the entire class. When she told her teacher she preferred to write about a woman the teacher had no one else to suggest.  Kirthi offered to find a woman to write about and did but her assignment led her on a journey about how few women ever make it into the history books.  To read this insightful article click here.

Women and Minorities Make Slow Progress in Filling Ranks at Law Firms by Elizabeth Olsen

Women and minorities continued to make small, slow gains in their numbers at major American law firms last year, according to the National Association for Law Placement, a legal employment tracker.  Read more.

The Atlantic has a fascinating article about the women who wanted to become president before Hillary Clinton.

The article begins:

Hillary Clinton may become the first female president of the United States, but she is not the first woman who has run for the job.

This year alone there are five women who have earned their party’s nomination—including the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Gloria La Riva, who has been on various Socialist tickets for more than 30 years.  Read the rest of this article here.