Even though we know that women ought to be celebrated every day of the year, the month of March was officially designated as Women’s History Month in America by Presidential proclamation.

The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. This celebration started off in the 1970’s as Women’s History Week, celebrated by local groups and municipalities. The most notable celebration came in 1978 when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” event.

In particular, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day, a day which grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognized annual event. The idea to make the day international came from a woman called Clara Zetkin. She suggested the idea in 1910 at an International…

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