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Women's History Month

About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

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Let's Talk Terminology

Women are a great many things, and should have been a great deal more in our history books.


There are a number of terms used in the discussion of women's history and Women's History Month.  Here are a few examples for discussion.   Link here to learn more:


PATIENCE, Patriot, Peacemaker, Perceptive, Perseverance, Persistence, Personable,

Personal, Philanthropic, Poised, Polite, Popular, Potential, Powerful, Praiseworthy,

PRESERVATION, Pressured, Prideful, Principled, Priorities, Promptness, Proper, Purposeful


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New York Historical Society Center for Women's History:

Located in New York City, the Center for Women's History unearths the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience. history.


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