Thursday, March 8, 2012

Empowering Women

Empowering Everyone...
At the Russell County Public Libraries, we honor March as Women's History Month with an exhibit in the Lebanon Library, and an essay contest to encourage everyone to write about women that they think should be in the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame.

Why? We want to record the history of Russell County, the people that made Russell County what it is.

On whose authority did we establish the Hall of Fame? Our own. Someone needed to step forward and organize and document our history. No one was doing it and we thought it needed to be done.

A comment on our Facebook page noted that so many historic buildings are crumbling in Russell County and someone should do something.  Is that someone you? Should you be writing an essay? Are you getting involved and lending a hand? Start by putting pen to paper...or fingers to keyboard and write.

We honor women with the Hall of Fame. But, the most important honor we do the women is not to forget their contributions. Each essay is included in the Local History Information File; so, it doesn't matter who wins, or who's inducted. We all win--we are all empowered--when we remember.

Posted by Kelly

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