Women’s History Month, Free Library of Philadelphia

Posted by Free Library of Philadelphia on March 5, 2024

March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, the Free Library will be spending the month highlighting some of the many remarkable women from its collections, from Beatrix Potter to Marian Anderson, so check out the Library’s blog and social media for more information.

The Library will also have special book lists and reading recommendations (read actress Pam Grier’s favorite books here!), as well as deep dives into past and upcoming Author Events conversations, ideas for how families can participate, and much more.

Blog Highlight:

Helen Adele Johnson Whiting (1885 – 1959) was a trailblazer in the education of African-American students, particularly those in rural areas of the South. Her education from Columbia University, Howard University, and several other institutions helped build a foundation as a teacher, supervisor, and mentor to those entering the field.

Whiting was the author of several books throughout her career. Negro Folk Tales and Negro Art, Music, and Rhymes are just two publications by Whiting that are in the Free Library’s collection. Family visits to the country as a youngster were the inspiration for her Country Life Stories.

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