March 29, 2017 by thewashingteenian
By Marinia Powell, Staff Reporter and Senior Staff Photographer
Women’s History Month in Maryland
Why have a month solely dedicated to women’s history?
“Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.” ~ Myra Pollack Sadker
Women have always had roles in history, but unlike most of their male counterparts, their achievements have gone unrecognized. For as long as there has been history there has been women’s history, which means there is a lot of forgotten heroes and, with so much to discover, it can be hard to know where to start. However, one of the best ways is to start on a local level.
The Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.
Established in 1985, the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame is an online resource showcasing Maryland’s best and brightest. The physical hall of fame is located in front of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. It’s like the one for Baseball, except less popular.
The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
The MWHC was established as one of the only museums in America solely dedicated to a state’s female achievements. Located in Baltimore, the museum has free admission and aims to educate the public on Maryland’s brightest daughters.
Suggested further reading:
Wild Women of Maryland
By Lauren Silberman
From the first woman to lead a military charge in American history to freedom fighters. An arctic explorer to a “supposed” baby killer. “Lady Law” to lady lawmakers to a “Divine” cross dresser, this book catalog’s Maryland’s brightest (and infamous) women.