Women’s History Month


Ava Johnson

Although women should be celebrated every month, March is the month set aside to celebrate the history of women. In 1981, March was officially deemed Women’s History Month. Women have made contributions to many fields such as politics, law, science, entertainment, and much more for centuries. From Rosa Parks to Susan B. Anthony, women have been standing up for what is right, displaying their bravery and passion. There are countless women who have changed history forever who should be celebrated not only during March but each month; here are a few:

  • Eleanor Roosevelt: She advocated for women’s rights before, during, and after her husband’s presidency, using her position to help women get equal pay and much more. 

  • Harriet Tubman: As an escaped slave herself, Tubman risked her life to help other slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. She was also a Union spy, a nurse, and a women’s suffrage supporter. 

  • Malala Yousafzai: Malala, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks out about the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded girls should be allowed to have an education. She survived a gunshot to the head by a Taliban gunman. She continues to speak out about her beliefs and even published a book, I am Malala.

  • Amelia Earhart: Earhart was the sixteenth woman to receive a pilot’s license. She became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. She was also the first person to fly over both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, she disappeared when flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. 

  • Frida Kahlo: She was a great Mexican painter who was known for her self-portraits and political activism. She inspired others to never give up on themselves. 

  • Jane Goodall: Goodall, a scientist, lived amongst chimpanzees for years to study their behavior. She has made crucial discoveries in science and, through the Jane Goodall Institute, advocates for ecological preservation.