Monday, March 23, 2009

Women's History in Montgomery County

Tomorrow, Councilmembers Valerie Ervin, Duchy Trachtenberg and I will present a Proclamation naming March 2009 Women’s History Month in Montgomery County. As we join in the national celebration, we will take a look at women’s history right here in our own back yard.

The Montgomery County Commission for Women has researched and archived biographical information on 30 women of significance in Montgomery County. In the archives you’ll find women from all aspects of history, including civil rights, government, various social movements, athletics, and a lot more. Some of my favorites include Rachel Carson, mother of the modern environmental movement; Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross; and Emily Edmonson, freed slave and abolitionist. These women figure importantly in our local and national history.

I encourage you to take a look at these fascinating biographies.

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