Women have long fought and sacrificed for equity and equality in communities across the country. We now celebrate Women’s History Month each March to remind ourselves of the accomplishments and successes of women in American culture and society. From science to politics, it’s a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who led the way for change.
Women’s History Month initially started as Women’s History Week. In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project – lobbied for national recognition of women’s contributions to culture, history, and society. It was President Jimmy Carter who issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as the first National Women’s History Week. In 1987, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
The National Women’s History Project is now the National Women’s History Alliance. Learn More: www.nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org
Find more Information on Women’s History Month: www.womenshistorymonth.gov
Significant achievements for women in America:
Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month not just by exploring the history of women’s’ rights, but also by celebrating the achievements and opportunities women were once restricted from, and collectively work to create a more inclusive world.
Movies and Documentaries to Inspire You This Women’s History Month
Women Owned Businesses in Los Angeles
Amazing Achievements by Women in the Last 50 Years
June Simmons and the Executive Staff