Though being first certainly lands you in the history books, the story isn’t told without context.
Mansfield went against all odds – and societal values – to earn her achievement. And Durden Rush did as much – and broke racial barriers – when there was scant help from others to do so.
What prompted these women and so many others to take an untrodden path? What were the challenges? What has changed over the last 100-plus years? What hasn’t?
Women’s History Month is loaded with context – with the proper resources. Check out the resources we have gathered. They will keep you and your classroom busy all (Women’s History) Month.