TITLE: Women Who Dare
SPEAKER: various speakers
EVENT DATE: 11/16/2006
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
"For more than 200 years, the Library of Congress has been gathering materials necessary to tell the stories of women in America," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "Drawing on the Library's remarkable women's history, this series is designed to provide readers with an entertaining introduction to the life of a notable American woman or a significant topic in women's history."
The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of overwhelming circumstances. The six books and their authors are "Women of the Suffrage Movement" by Janice E. Ruth and Evelyn Sinclair, "Women of the Civil War" by Michelle A. Krowl, "Helen Keller" by Aimee Hess, "Amelia Earhart" by Susan Reyburn, "Eleanor Roosevelt" by Anjelina Michelle Keating and "Women of the Civil Rights Movement" by Linda Barrett Osborne.
SERIES: Books & Beyond