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2020 Observances: Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and is defined by the Law Library of Congress as a month that "honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. American women have struggled throughout our history to gain rights not simply for themselves but for many other under represented and disenfranchised groups in America." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Women's History Month page.

Online Resources

The National Women's History Museum  Women's contributions and accomplishments for the most part have been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture. The National Women's History Museum helps fill that void. Rather than rewriting current exhibitions at other history museums or having to decide what to omit elsewhere to "fit in" women's history, the Museum serves to place women's history along side current historical exhibitions. Women's history isn't meant to rewrite history. The objective is to promote scholarship and expand our knowledge of American history."

Because of HER Story  A project of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative "to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women" in order to "create a more equitable and just American society."

This Is How March Became Women's History Month from Time magazine

Women's History in Florida  A collection of resources selected by the State Library of Florida

Women’s History Month at the State Library and Archives of Florida  Resources in the Florida Memory Project

Women's History resources in the National Archives

Women's History Month.gov

Women's History Titles at the SJR State Library

This is not a comprehensive list of available Library titles addressing women's history and the many subjects it encompasses. It is offered as a starting point.

Related Library Events, March 2020

Film Screening: Iron Jawed Angels

Multiple showings!

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above! All are welcome to this free event!


Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above! All are welcome to this free event!


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Location: Room L-112
Campus: St. Augustine Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above! All are welcome to this free event!


CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

Film Screening: Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed - The First Black Woman to Run for President

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this Peabody Award-winning documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.

Shunned by the political establishment and the media, this longtime champion of marginalized Americans asked for support from people of color, women, gays, and young people newly empowered to vote at the age of 18. Chisholm's bid for an equal place on the presidential dais generated strong, even racist opposition. Yet her challenge to the status quo and her message about exercising the right to vote struck many as progressive and positive.

Official Selection at the Sundance International Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat! All are welcome to this free event!


CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

Film Screening: To Educate a Girl: Empowering Women and Girls in the Developing World

In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school--two thirds of them were girls. In 2010, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl? Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, TO EDUCATE A GIRL takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls out of school, starting school or fighting against the odds to stay in school.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Room L-112
Campus: St. Augustine Campus

Learn more and reserve your seat! All are welcome to this free event!


CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

Film Screening: Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote

Multiple screenings! All events are free and open to the public!

Of all the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful. In July of 1920, all eyes were on the Tennessee capital as anti- and pro-suffragists each fought for their vision of a socially evolving the United States.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Orange Park Campus, Building D, room D-14
Campus: Orange Park Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above!


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above!  


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room L-219C
Campus: Palatka Campus

Reserve your seat for the showing above!