Sunday, March 10, 2013

Vise Library celebrates Women's History Month: The History of Women's History Month

Since March is Women's History Month, the Vise Library has decided to promote women that have made a difference in politics, arts & entertainment, sports, and other endeavors.  Some of these women you may recognize and some you may recognize their work.  We hope you will enjoy learning more about Women's History Month.

Women's History Month was actually just Women's History Week when honor for women was established in 1981.  Congress requested the President to proclaim the week around March 8 as Women's History Week.  During the Clinton Administration, this week was turned into Women's History Month.  It was created to celebrate women that made a difference.  Some of these women have pushed for equal rights in voting, salary and making sure women have a voice.  It's hard to believe that less than 100 years ago women did not have the right to vote since the act of voting now seems like such a common thing.   There is an effort to build the first national museum dedicated to women since there currently is not one built. Check back throughout the week to read more about some amazing women!

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