March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month,and it's a great time to reflect on all of the ways that women have left their mark on the world. A fun way to learn and celebrate women in history is through the movies, whether you're watching biographies on iconic women, or learning about their struggles through documentaries and historic films. The website lists 50 movies and documentaries celebrating women and their history.

Here are a few available in the HCPL online catalog:


Amelia Earhart, the young aviatrix who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.



Mona Lisa Smile

The female students in this movie are bright, but seem to be just waiting around for the right man to marry, but their teacher helps them reach their potential.



Norma Rae

Sally Field stars in this movie about a textile worker who stands up against deplorable working conditions.

Iron Jawed Angels

Hillary Swank stars in this movie about the women's rights movement in America.


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