March is Women's History Month, a celebration of women's contributions to our country, culture, science and society.
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March is Women's History Month, a celebration of women's contributions to our country, culture, science and society. The United States has observed it annually since 1987. (image: U.S. National Archives)
The Library of Congress offers several online collections on this topic.
- American Memory
A complete list of collections available on the Library of Congress website related to women's history.
- 100th Anniversary: Suffragist March of 1913
Primary sources from the Library of Congress can help students not only see the size and grandeur of this historic parade, but also go behind the scenes to examine the plans and promotional strategies of its organizers.
- Legislative Documents Archive
Women’s History Month had its origins 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".