Wrapping up Women’s History Month with Jill Norgren

Over the last few weeks, we’ve invited a variety of authors and thinkers to share their thoughts on Women’s History Month here on our blog—and the pieces have been spectacular!

With the last days of March in sight, we thought we’d end the month not with a final word, but with a reflection on the progress that women have made over the past two centuries, and an invitation to open up the conversation further. For Women’s History Month is not meant to contain the achievements of women within 31 days, but rather, to provide a platform through which these stories can be revived.

On that note, then, we turn to Jill Norgren, who spoke with us about her book, Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers (NYU Press, 2013). In the video below, Norgren meditates on the shifting landscape of the field of law, which has increasingly allowed space for women—and points to the “bold, feisty” ladies who have served as the rebellious pioneers in the legal arena.

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