March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this month, take a look at the notable events throughout our nation’s history that helped advance women’s rights. View the timeline here.
In the spirit of Women’s History Month, join the celebration of women for their continual contributions to the world of economics, politics, culture, and science. This celebration is not only well deserved, but worth talking about. Even though history books are often dominated by narrative of strong-willed men; it is the quiet tales of tireless-resilient women that continue to inspire the world to be a better place. Women have always and continue to provide a compelling influence as they face their own challenges in gender equality.
The month long theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” The White House, along with others, are asking women to share their stories as a contribution to the growing history of women who make America great.
The project presents an avenue for important stories of exceptionally strong female role models who share a vision of a world where women are empowered to be equal in the world. These stories will reveal the lives of ordinary women who become extraordinary achievers in the face of inequalities, motherhood, activism, and much more. The descriptive chronicles will encourage young ladies to aspire to do outstanding things and help young men grasp and understand the female experience.
In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women’s History Month. Click here for a complete list of events and exhibits scheduled across the nation.