March is National Women’s History Month

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The 2015 theme for National Women's History Month is Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives. This theme presents the opportunity to integrate the diverse and compelling stories of women's lives into a colorful tapestry highlighting the intricacies and interconnection of these stories.

The 2015 (NWHM) Honorees were chosen for their pioneering leadership and accomplishments in researching and sharing the details of women's lives. Their achievements -- individually and collectively -- have been essential in weaving the amazing and courageous stories of women's lives into the colorful fabric of our nation's history
(In chronological order)

Delilah Leontium Beasley (1871 –1934)

Journalist and Historian

Delilah Leontium Beasley), was an American historian, and newspaper columnist for the Oakland Tribune. 

Gladys Tantaquidgeon (1899-2005)

Anthropologist and Mohegan Cultural Preservationist

Gladys Tantaquidgeon was an anthropologist and activist who and the Tribal Medicine Woman of the Mohegan.

Eleanor Flexner (1908 –1995)

Women's History Pioneer and Scholar

Eleanor Flexner (October 4, 1908 – March 25, 1995) was a distinguished independent scholar and pioneer in what was to become the field of women’s studies.

Polly Welts Kaufman ( 1929- )

Historian and Women's Historic Trails Pioneer

Polly Welts Kaufman is an educator, historian, author and the project director for many women's history trails.

Lynn Sherr (1942 - )

Broadcast Journalist and Author

Lynn Sherr, an American broadcast journalist and author who has covered politics, space and social change for more than 30 years.

Judy Yung (1946 - )

Oral Historian, Author, and Professor

Judy Yung has been a leading force in telling the story of Chinese American women and setting the historical record straight.

Darlene Clark Hine (1947- )

Educator and Pioneer in African American Women's History

Darlene Clark Hine is a pioneering scholar in the field of African American women's history.

Holly Near (1949 - )

Singer, Songwriter and Activist

Holly Near is a singer, songwriter, and cultural worker and one of the first women to create an independent record company.

Vicki L. Ruiz (1955 – )

Educator and Pioneer in Latina History

Vicki Ruiz is a historian of 20th century U.S. history specializing in Chicana/Chicano studies, Latina history, oral narratives, gender studies, and labor history

For more information about National Women's History Month, the 2015 Honorees, or resource materials related to promoting and celebrating women's history, contact the National Women's History Project at, or call (707) 636-2888 or visit their website

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