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Saugus High celebrates ‘Women in History'

Posted: March 20, 2009 10:59 p.m.
Updated: March 21, 2009 8:30 a.m.
 
Saugus High School celebrates ‘Women in History' Famous women in history from Cleopatra to Sally Ride will tell their stories "in person" when the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brings its "Women in History" program to the school.

Four one-hour long presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending with a final performance at 11:30 a.m.

Saugus High students will watch short monologues featuring teachers and staff dressing the parts of women who have contributed to the women's movement. This year's performances will feature Sally Ride, Cleopatra, Tasha Tudor, Irene Sendler, Babe Didrikson and one of Pearl Bailey's relatives.

The production is under the direction of Louise Willard, career transition advisor, in conjunction AAUW, in recognition of Women in History Month.

National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions.

International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, and in 1981 Congress established National Women's History Week. Today that week has expanded to a month-long celebration.

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