Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vise Library celebrates Women's History Month: Politicians

Today we will be showing you women that have made a difference in politics.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the wife of former President Bill Clinton.  In her earlier years, she worked on many presidential campaigns.  In 2001, she became the first woman to serve as a U.S. Senator for the state of New York. She ran for president against President Obama in 2008.  After not winning the primary election, she was named Secretary of State.  She became one of the most traveled secretaries in history during her term.
  • Hillary Clinton in the Vise Library: Checkout the book Hillary: Her True Story located at 973.929092 C5415k.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor is the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.  She was nominated to this position in 1981 by President Reagan.  She served on the Supreme Court for more than 20 years.  After she retired from the Supreme Court to care for husband, she became an advocate for teaching children about government.  She was honored the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

  • Sandra Day O'Connor in the Vise Library:  Checkout the book The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice located at 347.73 O18.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the women that transformed the role of First Lady.  She gave radio broadcasts, press conferences visited servicemen and gave lectures.  She was one of the first to do this.   A lot of her press conferences allowed only female reporters.  She traveled the country see how projects were coming along and conditions in the country.  She would later report her findings to her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  She focused a lot of her time on the needs of the less fortunate and minorities.  She wrote a daily column called "My Day" that she wrote for almost 30 years until her death.  After her husband's death, she appointed to the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Eleanor in the Vise Library:  Checkout the book This is My Story located at 923.173 R7811t.

Sources Consulted:

No comments:

Post a Comment