Women's History Month 2021

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration 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.” 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 passed Pub. L. 100-9 which 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 have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. 

Source: Womenshistorymonth.gov

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March 9, 12 p.m.

Searching for Suffrage with Kimberly Hamlin

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March 10, 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Activist Histories with Coco Fusco

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March 18, 7 p.m.

Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt

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Learn More

Check out Womenshistory.org 

Biographies of women who have played an active role in history. Explore some of the historical pioneers and contemporary newsmakers that continue to impact the world. New biographies are added regularly, so check back to discover new stories!

Anti-Racism Resources: Look below for some highlights 

Submit a story - Chronicles of American Women: Your History Makers is a means to honor the lives and legacies of women, living and dead, whose individual and collective contributions have enriched our lives. With narrative and pictures you can create a lasting memorial to a special woman in your life.



The NWHA Women’s History 2021 theme
Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced
continues to celebrate the Suffrage Centennial

Chek out the National Women's History Alliance page here

Join Us! Five Ways to Get Involved from Home this Women’s History Month

Click here  for the Smithsonian's five ways!