A SALUTE TO

WOMEN'S MONTH

"Commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.."

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HISTORY OF WOMEN'S MONTH

Women's History Month was officially created by Congress in 1987 — but its roots go much deeper, starting with suffragists fighting for women to get the vote in the early 20th century.  

 

The holiday wasn't widely celebrated in America until the United Nations recognized it in 1970s. Later that decade in California, in order to persuade schools to comply with recently passed Title IX laws, a task force in California created Women's History Week. And, in March 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared that March 8 was officially the start of National Women’s History Week.