The Mississippi Yazoo Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Women’s History Month during March.
This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.”
It honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women. Yazoo Chapter NSDAR has a display at Ricks Memorial Library celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. There is also a display about Fannie Ricks, who helped fund the building of Ricks Memorial Library in 1900.
The following eight books about courageous suffragettes and other famous women were donated to the library by Yazoo Chapter: “Why They Marched (Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote)” by Susan Ware, “Around America to Win the Vote” by Mara Rockliff, “Marching With Aunt Susan ( Susan B. Anthony Fights for Women’s Suffrage)” by Claire Murphy, “The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael” the story of how red poppies became a symbol of WWI Veterans by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh, two books about African Americans by Julia Finley Mosca - “The Girl With a Mind for Math: the story of Raye Montague” and “The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: the story of Dr. Patricia Bath and the last book about the first Latina in space “The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: the story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa” by Julia Finely Mosca.
Come on down to Ricks Memorial Library, see the display and check out a book. There are many famous American women to read about that will inspire even the young girls.