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Women's History Month

A collection of information about Women's History: from ladies who broke the norm to looks at women's lives throughout history (an area traditionally left out of the history books). The 2014 theme of the Month is Women of Courage, Character, & Commitment.

Sponsored by Sweet Briar College, dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary, women from around the world. Cool

Discovering American Women's History Online, This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.

DoDLive: Flight Nurses Revolutionize Military Medical Care - Article describes the development of flight nurses during WW2 and the accomplishments of some of the most notable nurses.

27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know

Ruby Bridges, born 1954: First African-American child to attend an all-white school in the south.

[Ebook] You will need your barcode to access off campus. Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II. Maureen Honey corrects the distorted picture of women's roles in World War II being filled predominantly by white women by collecting photos, essays, fiction, and poetry by and about black women from the four leading African American periodicals of the war period.

[Ebook] You will need your barcode to access off campus. Women Through Women's Eyes: Latin American Women in Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts draws from ten insightful accounts by female visitors to Latin America in the nineteenth century. These firsthand tales bring a number of Latin American women into focus: nuns, market women, plantation workers, the wives and daughters of landowners and politicians, and even a heroine of the independence movement.

Mrs. Nancy Harkness Love, 28, director of the U.S. Women's Auxiliary Ferry Squadron, adjusts her helmet in the cockpit of an Army plane before taking off from an eastern United States base. The women under her command will ferry planes from factories to coastal airports, from which they will be flown to overseas battle fronts. (National Archives, Record Group 208, ARC 535775)

There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.