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Women's History Month: Our History is Our Strength
Written by
Julia Barry
March 2011
Written by
Julia Barry
March 2011

To honor history-making women, the Open Road Project offers video of authors Susan MinotLisa AltherJosephine Hart, and Ruth Gruber talking about the suffragettes, poets, novelists, daughters and grandmothers whose courage, talent, and dedication serve as daily inspiration for these accomplished authors.


Click the video image to start watching!

re-posted from Laura De Silva at the Open Road Project

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  • I applaud Toni Morrison and Alice Walker for their steadfast movement to honor women's accomplishments, suffering and pioneer through their writing. Walker's Possesing the Secret of Joy revealed the pain of female circumcision that is still prevalent today. Morrison's Beloved, what can I say, the decisions a mother makes regarding slavery for her children.

  • Laura

    I second Simone De Beauvoir. Thanks also to Joyce Carol Oates for her relentless writing and commitment to her art. Thanks also to Dalma Heyn, whose revolutionary books from back in the day are still totally inspiring. (Posted about her here.)