Updated: May 17
"I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back."
March is women's history month and 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.
Enjoy interactive online exhibits and collections. Learn about women like Mary Church Terrell Papers or take a look at photos and documents from the National Archives of real women throughout the past, present, and future.
Spanning a timeframe of more than 200 years and showcasing over 200 objects, the exhibition, Girlhood (It's complicated) examines the ways American girls have spoken up, challenged expectations and been on the frontlines of change. Girlhood (It's complicated) commemorates the anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring the concept of girlhood in the United States, but also how girls changed history in five areas: politics, education, work, health, and fashion.
The Rosa Parks collection is the first major exhibition to showcase the all of Rosa Parks history contributions to America. Which came to the Library in 2014. The collection includes thousands of pages of Parks' personal correspondence, letters from presidents, her writings from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and about 2,500 photographs, as well as her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.
Remember to lift up and inspire, encourage and motivate, don't tear others down. Together you can see the difference that's been made in the world.
We can do it!