Women’s History Month Is Coming!


Women’s History Month celebrates all the remarkable women throughout history. Not everyone, historically, recognized the contributions of women in our society. Women, in the United States, really were not given credit for their impact on this world, until President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation honoring the contributions of women to American history. Then in 1981, Congress passed Public Law 97-28, granting the President the authority to declare the week beginning March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. Five years passed, and then the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress. Public Law 100-9 was passed in 1987, designating that March in 1987, as Women’s History Month. The month of March was then designated officially as Women’s History Month by Congress in 1988 and 1994 for good! Finally, the contributions made by women to the United States were recognized, as were the specific achievements made by women throughout American history.

Women’s History Month exists to remind us of the contributions that women have made to our culture and society over time. It’s a chance to reflect on the breakthrough women, who have led the way for change in areas ranging from science to politics. For example, Marie Curie, who discovered radium and polonium and dedicated years of her life to the study of radioactivity. Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and actress who wrote autobiographies about economic, racial, and sexual oppression. Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who assisted enslaved people in gaining their freedom prior to the American Civil War. Amelia Earhart, an American aviator who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, as well as the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the United States. These are just a few of the many powerful women throughout history who have made a difference and are to be honored this March!

Find a way this March, to honor a woman in your life!!!

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama