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Women's History Month

Were all of the women who fought for women's suffrage fighting for the same reasons? Far from it, says historian Ronald Walters. Primary sources show that women saw their struggle many different ways. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo. The Civil Rights Vigil at the 1964 Democratic Convention

Explore women's political history and activism from the 1960s onward. [...] »

Color engraving, A View of Hallowell, 1878, A. Ruger, Madison, WI: J.J. Stone.

Explore the diary of midwife Martha Ballard and the creation of two modern [...] »

Illustration, Broadside on suffrage parade, New York City, April 1911, LoC.

10,000 pages of records on the struggle for votes for women, including papers [...] »

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Oil on canvas, Dora Wheeler, 1882-83, William Merritt Chase, Gandalf's Gallery

March is Women's History Month and classroom resources and lesson plans abound. [...] »

Who was Jane Addams, and how is her article "Why Women Should Vote" still [...] »

Photo, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

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Negative, "Shooting Star & Sister," 1880s, D.F. Barry, Denver Public Library

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s records [...] »

Photo, Spc. Crisma Albarran UH-60 [...], March 14, 2010, U.S. Army, Flickr

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

Photo, Miss Margaret D. Foster [...] Library of Congress

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but [...] »

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