• CPS - Womens History 150

    Women’s History Month began as a national celebration back in 1981 by an act of congress that requested then President Reagan to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Later that decade, after much petitioning by the National Women’s History Project, the weeklong event was expanded to include the entire month of March.

    The theme for Women’s History Month 2013 is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination”

    Although women now outnumber men in colleges nationwide, this is a recent development resulting from the decades-long battle for educational opportunity waged by courageous American women from all walks of society.

    Women’s History Month is celebrated across the federal government, with events and presentations sponsored by the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    On the official website of Women’s History Month, you’ll find links to dozens of exhibits and happenings focusing on women in arts and design, culture and folk life, government and politics, history and historical places, the performing arts, and more.

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