March is Women's History
Every year Women's History month has a theme. In 2023, Women's History Month theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. The National Women's History Alliance "will encourage the recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media."
Did you know these 5 facts?
- The first Women's History Day was held in 1909. In 1978, the day became Women's History week. Then in 1987, Women's History Month began.
- Wyoming territory was the first place to grant women the right to vote in 1869.
- It wasn't until 1965 that all women could legally vote.
- One hundres and forty five women serve in the United States in Congress (27 percent)
- More women are earning college degrees than men.
There are so many amazing stories about women who have helped shape history. Let's celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our Nation. Women are making a difference in every day, in congress, in the office and in their homes. Take this month to research and learn about a woman who has a remarkable story.