National Women’s History Month


Kalym Chatter

As we jump into March, we recognize the women in our world. National Women’s History Month starts on March 1st and ends March 31st, lasting the whole month. During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our nation. Before it was a full month, Women’s History was only for a week. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued it to be the week of March 8th, calling it “National Women’s History Week.” However, after realizing that there was entirely too much women’s history to squeeze into seven days, Congress passed “Public Law 100-9” in 1987 proclaiming March as National Women’s History Month.