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SIRS Discoverer Spotlight of the Month: Women’s History Month

Women's Basketball Team at Smith College <br \> Wikimedia Commons, via ProQuest SIRS Discoverer [Public Domain]

Women’s Basketball Team at Smith College
Wikimedia Commons, via ProQuest SIRS Discoverer [Public Domain]

The lives of American women are very different now than they were centuries, even decades, ago. Did you know that there was a time when women were not allowed to serve in the military? Or that it was illegal for a woman to vote? Or that wives were once considered their husband’s property? Because of the work and dedication of many strong women, those things have changed. Women have more rights than they had even fifty years ago, and women today keep striving for equality in every part of life. March is a great time of year to honor the many women who have furthered women’s rights by making important changes in our country.

Join SIRS Discoverer’s March Spotlight of the Month in honoring Women’s History Month. Learn about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, meet African-American women who have changed history, read about early female politicians, follow women’s increasing role in the military , and celebrate women’s scientific achievements. Perhaps you will become inspired to thank a woman who has made a positive impact in your life!