Here are resources for Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the contributions women made in U.S. history.
Women made plenty of contributions in Iowa, too. For instance, Arabella Mansfield of Mount Pleasant became the first female attorney in 1869 in the entire country. Less than 40 years later, Gertrude Durden Rush became the first African American woman to become an attorney in Iowa. And May Francis became the first woman to be elected to a statewide office in 1922 as the state superintendent of schools.
For teachers, there are plenty of resources at your fingertips. Here are a few: