Women's History

Women's History Month is celebrated in March. Our Women's History Collection features women from many walks of life!

This collection is also useful for the following observances:

  • International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 each year.
  • Women's Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 each year. 
  • International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on October 11 each year.


Within this Collection

Who Was Watkuweis? | History In A Nutshell
Who Was Watkuweis? | History In A Nutshell


In September 1805, the starving, freezing and exhausted members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had survived the brutal crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains. Upon arrival on the other side, the...
Women of Character | Carolina Stories


This "Carolina Stories" documentary features the biographies of four "leading ladies" in South Carolina history, who have been honored by induction into the South Carolina Hall of Fame... Mary McLeod...
The Rollin Sisters | Sisterhood: SC Suffragists
Episode 5


The Rollin Sisters are essentially silenced after Reconstruction, and are forced to move away from South Carolina due to the increasing violence by “Red Shirts”, and Ku Klux Klan members. In the fight...