Women’s History Month

In 1980 President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th as National Women’s History week. 

The National Women’s Project. was Founded in 1985 by Molly Murphy MacGregor and Mary Ruthsdotter.  Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morga!

In March of 1987 congress officially declared March as Women’s National History Month…

Thus, changing it from a week to a month- long celebration. 

It focuses on observing and studying the important roles of women in the American History. 

The color, purple is internationally often used to symbolize women however there is no chosen color for Women’s History month.

2020 theme was women who fought for rights to vote. “Valiant Women of The Vote!”  It has been continued into 2021 because of COVID-19 and cancellations of celebrations.

There are more than 100 women recognized for Women’s history among these are:

These are just a few and not in any order…

  1. Kamala Harris—First female Vice President
  2. Hillary Clinton—First woman to run for political office
  3. Maya Angelou—Civil rights activist
  4. Anne Frank—Diary of an account of her World War 11 account
  5. Queen Elisabeth—Monarch of British History
  6. Catherine the Great—Ruthless Queen—Empress of Russian Empire
  7. Sojourner Truth—African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist
  8. Rosa Parks—Sparked Civil Rights movement in America
  9. Marie Curie—Developed portable x-ray machine.
  10. Ada Lovelace—Worlds first computer programmer
  11. Edith Cowan—first female member of parliament
  12. Amelia Earhart—-first woman to fly across the Atlantic
  13. Jane Austen —Literary influence
  14. Malala Yousafzai—Nobel Peace Prize
  15. Oprah Winfrey—Used her influence to inspire, educate and empower people.

It is important to recognize women for their contributions to history as at one time women didn’t have a voice and got little credit for their accomplishments.  Women’s rights have come a long way in the course of history but at a slow pace.   

There is much work yet to be done for women to continue to find their voice and place in American History.

There is an abundance of articles on National Women’s History Month on the internet for further information. 

© Eva Marie Cagley

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Eva Marie Ann Cagley I was born and raised in Waterloo Iowa, where I spent most of my time working with teenagers in a group home and at a Juvenile Detention Center as a counselor. Working with teenagers gave me great joy, having had none of my own… I come from a large family of nine children having six brothers and two sisters. I have always had a love for poetry. It has always been a dream of mine to publish a book of my own poems. My first interest in poetry was when I was in Sixth grade English class and we were studying Robert Frost. I have always had a passion for poetry and believe it is a gift from God…It gives me great pleasure to share my poetry with others. There's little else to say about me as my poetry reflects whom I am. My beliefs, perspectives, trials and tribulations, hopes and despair, dreams of all my lives’ journeys… Given with love I leave you now with a place Where Poets Dream! You can find me on are Facebook… My group on face-book is called Lets Talk Poetry Group You can also find me on Youtube. My books: Available on Amazon Kindle & Lulu.com “Where Poets Dream” “Dancing in Heaven” “I Shall Always Think of You” “The Airwaves of My Soul” “In the Garden of My Mind” “God’s Christmas Miracle”

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