Women's History Month

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.

In the years since the first Women's History Week and Month celebrations, we have seen significant milestones and advancement of the rights and equality of women in the United States. To celebrate this important month, I encourage you all to take a few moments every day and research one of the many incredible women who have shaped this country to be what it is today. I hope you will choose to support women owned businesses, read books written by women, or watch documentaries based on women in our history.