National Woman’s History Month

Fernanda Valle, Editor-in-Chief

March 1st began National Women’s History Month, in the words of their official website “commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American History.” A month to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of women all across the United States, to demonstrate the necessary women empowerment needed in today’s society.

Beginning as a national celebration in 1981 to be called National Women’s History Week, it was eventually petitioned to become an entire month of celebration of women’s achievements in American History. 

Many women who are remembered during this month are recorded in the American archives, such as The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The archives and displays also showcase the history of over 200 years and showcasing 200 objects connected to how American girls have spoken up over the years. 

Some important dates that are emphasized and showcased during March are International Women’s Day on March 8th, the first major march on Washington by suffragists happened on March 3, 1913, and the National Woman’s Party was formed in March 1917. 

This year, the National Women’s History Alliance announced that the theme would be they refuse to be silenced, which can also be tied to the recent Me Too Movement.

While opportunities and acknowledgment for women are increasing as society progresses, March continues to hold prevalent in bringing attention to all the achievements women have obtained and will continue to be a time of happiness for future generations.