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Women’s History Month

On March 9 in 1976, the first female cadets entered West Point. Twenty years later, VMI joined the ranks. Gaining admission to these institutions marked an important passage in women’s history.
March is National Women’s History Month – and today International Women’s Day – a time to bring our attention to events like this in our country’s and the world’s history. In 1920, the 20th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Eleanor Roosevelt was first lady from 1933-1945 and later on helped get the second wave of feminism started. Today, women still earn, on average, a considerably smaller income than men, and people worldwide are paying more attention to the particular issues facing women in the Middle East.
Please visit the Women’s History Month display in Preston Library, where you can take a quiz about women’s history, collect a bookmark, and see some of the items that the library owns honoring women in history.

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