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Explore Women's History: Dig Deeper


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History Extra Podcast

Historian Carol Dyhouse talks about her book, Love Lives: From Cinderella to Frozen, which explores how women's lives, dreams and loves have been transformed since 1950 –when Walt Disney's Cinderella was released, and teenage girls were told to dream of marriage, Mr Right, and happy endings. 


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The Smithsonian Women’s History Act will establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall. Supporters say it’s long overdue. Read about the decades-long struggle to bring an American women’s history museum into physical existence.

Until you can step foot in the future Smithsonian building, you can visit the National Women’s History Museum virtually.


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This list of Famous Women in History may include some women you do not know. 


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March 8 is International Women’s Day.  Explore how groups around the world are committing to this year's theme of #Inspireinclusion.


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Vice President Kamala Harris has a long list of firsts. See an artist's intepretation of how she has broken many barriers on the site Glass Ceiling Breaker.


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From artists to powerful businesswomen, explore this list of 50+ Influential Latin-American women.


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Curated by the Carroll County Historical Society, the Breaking Barriers collection includes Barrier Breaking video interviews created in partnership with the Community Media Center featuring local women leaders Joan Coley, Virginia Harrison, Marjorie Lohnes, and Leslie Simmons.

Free on YouTube.