Women Writers

Zora Neale Hurston's Birthday

Happy Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. After her mother’s death in 1904, Hurston relocated from Central Florida to Jacksonville where she grew, lived, worked, played and loved in Florida’s largest city. A central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, her work celebrated African American culture in the rural South.

International Women's Day Booklist

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The booklists below are filled with fearless pioneers of Science, bold women in Black History, and empowered breakers of glass ceilings in every profession and field. They not only highlight the achievements of women, they challenge old beliefs about what it means to be a woman and they provide a roadmap for future generations of women and girls.

 

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Challenge Gender Inequity on International Women's Day

Happy Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first gathering was held in 1911. It’s not just a look back, though. It’s a day very much focused on the present, with specific calls to action for accelerating gender parity. The booklist below is filled with fearless pioneers of Science, bold women in Black History, and empowered breakers of glass ceilings in every profession and field. Our goal is that you read about them, learn from them, and then go do something inspiring.

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