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Women’s National History Month


Every year, March is specified as Women’s History Month to honor women’s contributions to American history. The history of this celebration dates back to 1987 when there was no such thing as Women’s History Month; there was only a Women’s History Week that took place the week of March 8. It wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation, declaring the week of March 8th, 1980, as the first National Women’s History Week. Presidents therefore continued to profess a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987, when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, settling March as the Women’s National History Month we celebrate today. We use this month to honor the courageous women who have helped the world become a more fair and just society. The National Women’s History Alliance provides a yearly theme for each year Women’s History Month is celebrated. This year’s 2024 theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.” This theme acknowledges women who understand the need to abolish bias and prejudice in individuals’ lives and establishments.

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