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Virtual Book Display

Women's History Month

March 2021

Welcome to our March virtual book display, where you can find books and streaming videos having to do with women's history, in celebration of Women's History Month.


Artistic rendering of multiple women of varying ages and ethnicities performing different activities, like protesting, gardening, and skateboarding.

Image credit: Graphic courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.


At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court.

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

The First Black Woman to Run for President

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this Peabody Award-winning documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.

Rachel Carson

The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, Rachel Carson is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Drawn from Carson's own writings, letters and recent scholarship, this film illuminates both the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement

A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright

This documentary sheds valuable light on all aspects of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun, including the daunting challenge of securing investment and a venue for this production about a working class Black family, the casting process, artistic debates and finally its public reception.