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Women’s History Month March 2, 2010

Posted by carol in Thoughtful Ramblings, Uncategorized.

March is Women’s History Month!

2010 marks the the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project. This year’s theme is “Writing Women Back Into History.” Here are a few cool facts about women in United States History:

  •  The first women’s rights convention met in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
  •  Wyoming Territory was first to grant women the vote in 1869.
  •  Edith Wharton was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence.
  •  Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane in 1928.
  •  Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State in 1997.  In 2004, Condoleezza Rice became the second woman (& first African-American woman!) to hold that position. Five years later, in 2009, the former Senator (and First Lady) Hillary Rodham Clinton became the third female Secretary of State.

That’s just a taste of what women have done (so far) in this country. For more information on women’s history month, check out these resources:






 Of course, women are vital to society every day of every year, but it sure is nice to have a month set aside to do some in-depth research on your favorite woman artist, writer, politician, musician, engineer, scientist…well, you get the picture. So, c’mon, celebrate this March by learning a little something about the history of women.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~Carol



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