The History Of Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week."  Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week."  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month."  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”     

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You can learn more about Women's History by visiting Women's History Month on the web at:

For short articles and pictures, visit “A National policy of Nagging” on Pinterest at:

You can get the executive and legislative documents from the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month at
Women's History Month @ Wikipedia

Women's History Month @ Library of Congress

Women's History Month @ National Women's History Museum

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