Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Celebrate Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month, a celebration honoring women's contributions in the arts and sciences, as well as their efforts in the struggle for equality. Women's History Month traces its origins to International Women's Day, which took place for the first time on March 8, 1911. This later served as the focal point of National Women's History Week, officially recognized by Presidential Proclamation in 1980. Finally, in 1987, Congress expanded this event into a month-long celebration.