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Women's History LibGuide

Celebrating Women's History Month in March of each year.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Women's History Month?

  • Established by presidential proclamation to draw attention to and improve the focus on women in historical studies.
  • Began in New York on March 8, 1857
  • Early movements included strikes and protests by women demanding better working conditions and equal rights
  • Observed as International Women's Day in 1910
  • Became Women's History Week in 1978
  • Officially observed as Women's History Month in 1987 
  • Now a celebration of the economic, political and social contributions of women past and present

 

"Don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own." - Michelle Obama

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"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society."

-Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice

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