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Women’s History Month raises awareness of the essential and influential roles women play in the development of our shared history. Women’s History Week was recognized by Congress in 1981, and in 1987, Congress designated the month of March to the celebration of Women’s History in perpetuity. Each year, the National Women’s History Project identifies a theme that highlights the myriad ways in which women have contributed to community–building and nation–building.

The theme for 2012 is “Women’s Education–Women’s Empowerment,” which recognizes the essential role higher education has played in granting women political, economic, and social agency–and the biases, stereotypes, and pseudoscience women have faced to be educated equally with men.

This single case exhibition was on display in the Information Room on the first floor of Morris Library from March 1-31, 2012.

Tags: Women’s History Month; Women–Education

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