Celebrate Notable Achievements by American Women
Throughout U.S. history, women of every race and class have made contributions that have helped to shape and strengthen our country. In 1987, Congress declared the month of March as Women’s History Month to recognize these contributions and to promote the teaching of women’s history.
In the early nineteenth century, women were considered second-class citizens whose existence was limited to the interior life of the home and care of the children. Women were considered sub-sets of their husbands, and after marriage they did not have the right to own property, maintain their wages, or sign a contract, much less vote.
We are proud to celebrate important ideas and events such as a woman’s right to vote, a woman’s right to work and an all-out women’s strike for peace at the end of World War I. We believe it is important to review and remember how far women have come in their struggle for equality, justice and self-determination.