"By walking history’s pathways, we learn to step forward with confidence. The
legacy of how others shaped society sparks our own longings to contribute.
Everyone needs role models — footsteps enough like our own to inspire us.
Yet in 1992, a national study found that history texts devote only two to three
percent of their total content to women.
History must tell the whole story. For girls, knowing women’s achievements
expands their sense of what is possible. For all of us, knowledge of women’s
strengths and contributions builds respect and nourishes self esteem —
crucial to all children and adults now, and in the years to come."
from the website
of the National Women's History Project
Who were our grandmothers
and great-grandmothers besides just names and dates? We need
to ask questions of our own mothers and write down the details
before it's too late.....otherwise our grandchildren and
great-grandchildren may never know who their female ancestors really