Women's History Month
We’ve put together some of the resources at the Department of State to help celebrate Women’s History Month.
- Florida women in Civil Rights
- Women's history
- Women's heritage
- Online collections on Florida Memory
- Artists & authors, leaders & healers
- Florida firsts on Florida Memory
“We cannot be contented with the conditions here in the South any longer. Our very souls are being taken away from us by discrimination.”
Correspondence from these sisters and leaders in the Civil Rights movement in Florida documents the 49 days they spent in Leon County jail during the spring of 1960.
A collection of photographs illustrates their lives, family and friends.
- Women’s History Month at the State Library & Archives of Florida
- Mary McLeod Bethune
- Roxcy Bolton Exhibit
- Betty Castor Bell, the first woman president of a major university
- Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry, first black woman legislator in Florida
- Jacqueline Cochran, first woman pilot to break the sound barrier and to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean
- Dorothy W. Glisson, first woman member of the Florida cabinet
- Rhea Grossman, first woman to sit on the Florida Supreme Court
- Betty Mae Jumper, first Chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
- Gwen Margolis, the first woman president of the Florida Senate
- Carrie P. Meek, the first black woman elected to Congress from Florida
- JoAnn Hardin Morgan, first woman in senior management at Kennedy Space Center