March is Women’s History Month
March 22, 2013
From Susan B. Anthony to Frida Kahlo to Amelia Earhart, these women have all had an impact on the world in some shape, form, or fashion. The Women’s Suffrage movement of the 19th and 20th centuries have shown to be one of the most important times in recent history for the rights of all women.
According to womenhistorymonth.gov, “…in 1981, Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as ‘Women’s History Week.'” And from henceforth came what we know today as Women’s History Month.
The Library of Congress has put together a wonderful site page called ‘Experiencing War: Women of Four Wars’ that highlight those women that have had significant roles in the four wars since WWII. You can learn more about the role women have had in these four wars by visiting the site–it’s well worth it.
Like any designated ‘month,’ we should take the time to acknowledge its existence, but every day should be spent learning about the history of women and the roles women have had throughout history!
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