March is Women's History Month
Women's History Month has its origins in Sonoma County, California. In 1978, the Education Task Force sought to address the general lack of knowledge regarding women's accomplishments and organized a "Women's History Week" celebration on the week of March 8th (coinciding with International Women's Day).
The movement was further mobilized in 1979 by Molly Murphy MacGregor and Gerda Lerner, who helped to organize similar celebrations in other communities.
In 1980, President Carter declared the week of March 8th and National Women's Week. By 1986, fourteen states had issued statements declaring March as Women's History Month, and by 1987 Congress solidified March as Women's History Month.
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