Women's History Month

March 01, 2021

Throughout history, the stories of women’s achievements and contributions to society have gone largely untold. Despite societal expectations, gender roles and many inequalities, women have continued to pursue personal greatness. They have broken barriers and created paths for the next generations of women, improving society with every bold step forward.

To address those untold stories, Women’s History Week began in California in 1978 during the week of March 8th, the day the United Nations’ had already declared International Women’s Day, and recognition grew quickly across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 2nd through 8th as a national observance of Women’s History. After years of lobbying, states adopting, and momentum taking hold for the recognition of the achievement of American women, in 1987 Congress declared the entire month of March to be Women’s History Month in perpetuity.

Through the month of March, the Human Relations Commission will honor many local and regional women from both yesterday and today, and others who’ve made undeniable advancements for all women in American life on our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook @lmhhrc, Twitter @humanmetro, and Instagram @LouKYHRC.

 

Learn More:

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

https://www.un.org/en/observances/womens-day

https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/office-women

https://www.w4w.org/

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