National Women’s History Month

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Abigail Jung , Contributor

March is National Women’s Month or Women’s History Month. So what is Women’s History Month? Women’s History month is a celebration of women’s contribution to our history, culture and the society we live in today. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as Women’s History Month. The founders of Women’s History Month are Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsodotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan. But between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History.  It began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. This year’s theme for Women’s history Month is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”. We celebrate it because March is the month where we reflect on the often overlooked contributions of women to the United States timeline.