March is Women’s History Month. The concept of this national celebration began in 1981 when Congress declared the week of March 7th as “Women’s History Week.” Over the next five years, Congress annually declared a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress declared March as “Women’s History Month.” Subsequent presidents have proclaimed March as “Women’s History Month” every year since 1987.
The month is set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible feats women have faced and overcome throughout history. It is to showcase everything women have contributed to history throughout the centuries, both here in the US and around the world.
Do you have a favorite female in history?