Women’s History Month was borne from a week-long celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978.
A few years later, the idea had caught on across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. In 1986, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March. More information about the history behind Women’s History Month is available at History.com.
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