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MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

 “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.” (Dr. Gerda Lerner)


Women and Work is a proud partner of the National Women's History Project


International Women's Day -- March 8th
The following "highlights" are taken from the National Women's History Project webiste.

Read more about women's history at www.nwhp.org

 

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March Highlights in US Women’s History

·        March 1, 1978 – Women’s History Week is first observed in Sonoma County, California

·        March 1, 1987 – Congress passes a resolution designating March as Women’s History Month

·        March 4, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of Congress

·        March 8 – International Women’s Day, whose origins trace back to protests in the U.S. and Europe to honor and fight for the political rights for working women

·        March 11, 1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed as the first woman U.S. Attorney General

·        March 12, 1912 – Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting

·        March 13, 1986 – Susan Butcher won the first of 3 straight and 4 total Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska

·        March 17, 1910 – Camp Fire Girls is established as the first interracial, non-sectarian American organization for girls

·        March 20, 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” is published and becomes the best-selling book of the 19th century

·        March 21, 1986 – Debi Thomas becomes first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship

·        March 23, 1917 – Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf

·        March 31, 1888 – The National Council of Women of the U.S. is organized by Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sojourner Truth, among others, the oldest non-sectarian women’s organization in the U.S.

·        March 31, 1776 – Abigail Adams writes to her husband John who is helping to frame the Declaration of Independence and cautions, “Remember the ladies…”

 

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