18.03.01 Women’s History Month

March 1, 2018

Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History month from SmartHER News!

Dates back to Reagan: Flip Here

Women’s History Month Timeline

1981: Congress 1st established _Women’s History Week__(for 1982).

1987: Congress 1st established Women’s History Month

Since 1995: Every President issued annual proclamations designating March Women’s History Month

“American women of every race, creed and ethnic background helped found and build our Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways. As pioneers, teachers, mothers, homemakers, soldiers, nurses and laborers, women played and continue to play a vital role in American economic, cultural and social life.”

President Reagan's 1982 Proclamation

Did You Know?: March is also Irish-American Heritage Month

  • In 1991, Congress first proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month
  • 32 million+ Americans claim Irish ancestry, including 1:5 Massachusetts residents
  • World’s 1st St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in 1762 in NYC

P.S. President Trump also declared March "American Red Cross Month" – It's a busy Spring.

by Jenna Lee,