A Brief History
In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, the Congress of the United States of America passed a resolution which designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. As with Black History Month, which also originated in the United States, Women’s History Month has continued to be celebrated ever since it began and has similarly spread to various other countries around the world.
Below is a video timeline/playlist of women’s history:
As we have seen in our timeline of women’s history, women have played many fascinating and critical roles in the story of humanity, but this timeline just scratches the surface of women’s influence on civilization! Question for students (and subscribers): What is your favorite event in women’s history? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Tietjen, Jill S. and Charlotte S. Waisman. Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013.
The featured image in this article, a public domain photograph of illustrator Wanda Gág underneath an overlay of the “I (Heart) Women’s History” Facebook frame, is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.