Women’s History Month is acknowledged annually in the United States during the month of March – only one month after Black History Month, to highlight and celebrate the many historic contributions women have made to society.
The idea for the commemoration of these achievements sprung forth in the 1800’s, approximately 158 years ago to the day, when female factory workers in New York City staged protests over working conditions. Congress however has only since acknowledged and established Women’s History Month in 1987, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Since the birth of the feminist movement, women have made extraordinary leaps and bounds and yet, still do not share in the same levels of equality as their male counterparts – not in career, politics, education or pay! So to quote President Barack Obama’s 2014 proclamation;
“…during Women’s History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today.” – President Barack H. Obama
Therefore in honor if Women’s History Month I will be posting about some of the change makers past and present and their contributions to the state of Women’s Rights.
Happy Women’s History Month.