Women’s History Month

Feb 282006
Authors: Drew Haugen

It's March and time for Women's History Month.

Originating from an event known as International Women's Day held March 8, 1911, Women's History Month is an annual declared month that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women to history and the effects of those contributions on posterity.

Beginning with International Women's Day in 1911, the day soon grew when Congress passed a resolution making the holiday a national holiday week in reaction to increasing popularity in 1981. And in 1987 the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to increase the scope of the holiday to the entire month of March, thus creating the Women's History Month of the United States.

Look forward to upcoming bulletins from the Office of Women's Programs and Studies for Women's History Month events and profiles of great women in history.

Drew Haugen can be reached at regional@collegian.com.

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