> What is the history of Women's History Month?
What is the history of Women's History Month?
Motivated by a perceived lack of public consciousness, a Sonoma County, Calif., task force initiated a "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978. Almost 10 years after that, in 1987, the National Women's History Project petitioned Congress to expand the national celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Women's History Month Resolution has been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
Read more about its history at the National Women's History Project.