Tuesday March 7, 2017

Selections for Women’s History Month

By Lucy Fisher

Beginning in 1988, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month each March. The celebration was inspired by the earliest organized women’s day, held February 28, 1909, organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union strike in 1908. In 1914, the International Women’s Day celebration was held on March 8, and the tradition began. Since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.

This March, Roesch Library gives tribute to the generations of women who have made valuable contributions to society through their commitment to nature and the planet. We recommend the following books to delve deeper and read more about the women who inspire us. Click to borrow from Roesch Library or another OhioLINK institution:  

—Lucy Fisher, course reserves specialist

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