Founded in Virginia as the first public institution of higher learning for women in 1884, Longwood has an especially long list of interesting and trailblazing women. For Women's History Month the Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections would like to share just a few of their stories.
"Women's History Month are among the few holidays that have remained relatively uncommercialized in the United States. No advertisements tell you what to buy, how to celebrate, or why you should do so. Yet these March commemorations reveal a great deal about the role women have played in history--as well as about how women have struggled to preserve their history" (Rosen, Ruth. "Why Women's History Month?" The Chronicle of Higher Education 46.26, 2000).
So what should you do to celebrate the month of March? Browse this guide, make comments, and celebrate all women around you!