March is National Women’s History Month

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March is National Women’s History Month and the 2017 theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” acknowledges the many women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.

Why Women’s History?

As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was a virtually unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or even in general public consciousness. In 1980, however, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Within a few short years, thousands of schools and communities were celebrating National Women’s History Week. And, in 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity.

Women’s History Month Resources for teachers, parents and students:

Want to learn even more? visit Women’s History Month. Or, explore a list of over 30 exceptional women of achievement here.

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