Women’s History Month

The Library of Congress dedicated a web page to the Women’s History Month, providing an overview, legislative and executive branch documents.

Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. Women’s History Month had its origins in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week”. As requested by Congress, President Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 4903 proclaiming the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as the first “Women’s History Week” and recognizing the vital role of women in American history:

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