Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Women's History Month

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed March 2015, as Women’s History month in North Carolina. The 2015 national theme for Women's History Month is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." Throughout our nation's history, women have contributed in very special ways to literature and the State of North Carolina is home to women dedicated to creativity and whose expertise makes significant contributions to telling our history and way of life. The State of North Carolina recognizes women throughout our history who have made great strides in writing: Kathryn Stripling Byer, first female North Carolina Poet Laureate.
Kathryn Stripling Byer
 Several of Ms. Stripling Byer's books are in are the general collection as well as in the Libraries' Creative Writing Collection, including Wildwood Flower: Poems, Black Shawl: Poems, and The Girl in the Midst of the Harvest

The state also recognizes Harriet Jacobs, whose book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (in our collection both in print and as an ebook), was one of the first accounts of slavery from a female point of view.
Harriet Jacobs

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