Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed in the United States annually since 1987. It began as a one day celebration, then expanded to a week when Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand it to a month-long celebration.
Women's History Month is dedicated to reflecting upon the often-overlooked contributions of women in the United States History, so that they will never be forgotten. Some of these inspiring women include Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks. Women also made a huge impact in the history of labor by organizing workers, demonstrating rallies and inspiring workers to fight for what they deserved. They include Velma Hopkins, Hattie Canty, May Chen, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.