Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 15 - March 31
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.
Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history stretches back to the founding of the United States.
The 2023 theme for Women’s History Month (as chosen by the National Women’s History Alliance) is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. This recognition showcases women who have been “active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media” (National Women’s History Alliance, 2023). Explore the Library’s collections of women’s voices and stories and learn about our brave history.
In addition to the collection of resources, please join us on Thursday, March 30, at noon for a book discussion about Carolina Built. Carolina Built is a historical-fiction novel based on the real-life story of Josephine Leary. Josephine was an American entrepreneur who was emancipated from slavery in 1865. Determined to build a life of her own and a future for her family, she moves to Edenton, North Carolina, from the plantation where she was born. She is free, newly married, and ready to follow her dreams.
A speaker from the Edenton Historical Society will be joining us to discuss Josephine’s legacy. To receive the zoom link, please register soon!