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Gadsden State Celebrates Women History Month

The Gadsden State Community College Library will recognize March as National Women’s History Month with various types of displays focusing on the role of women in shaping American history. The library at Gadsden State Cherokee will have a display of a vintage wire dress form creating a dress out of famous quotes from historical women.

The Valley Street Campus library will have a display dedicated to the significant technological contribution of Hedy Lamarr and Antonia C. Novello, former U.S. Surgeon General. Lamarr, an actress and inventor, co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, which paved the way for today’s wireless communications (Wi-Fi). In 1990, Novello became the both the first woman and the first Latin American to be appointed as Surgeon General. During her tenure, she focused her attention on the health of women, children and minorities, as well as on underage drinking, smoking, and AIDS. She spoke out often and forcefully about illegal underage drinking and worked to discourage illegal tobacco use by young people.

The McClellan Center library will host the Bookworms monthly meeting on March 21 to read and discuss Someone by Alice McDermott.  More information on the book can be found by visiting http://gadsdenstate.libguides.com/mcclellanbookworms. The Bookworms meet each month in the McClellan Center conference room in Anniston at 10:00 a.m.

All students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to visit the campus libraries during the month and take part in the celebration. For more information contact Dusty Folds, director of library services at dfolds@gadsdenstate.edu or 256-549-8421.

 

 

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