Celebrating women’s achievements in the United States dates back to the early 1900s. “National Woman’s Day” was first celebrated on February 28, 1909. In August 1981, Congress passed a joint resolution designating the week of March 7 as “Women’s History Week.” Then in 1987, the 100th Congress passed another joint resolution extending the observance to a month, declaring March as “Women’s History Month.” Read the resolutions at http://goo.gl/YkdJIo and http://goo.gl/tKg4Ad. For more information about Women’s History Month take a look at the Library of Congress website at http://womenshistorymonth.gov/about.html.
The next time you’re in Washington, D.C., visit the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, which was once the headquarters for the National Woman’s Party. Learn more at https://goo.gl/tIoZa1.