National Women’s History Month
National Women’s History Month. The earliest Women’s Day observances were held on many different dates: May 3, 1908, in Chicago; February 28th, 1909, in New York; and February 27, 1910, in New York. The United Nations proclaimed 1975 to be International Women’s Year. State Women’s Conferences and numerous events were held over the next two years. I was in Houston, TX with 20,000+ women for the National Women’s Conference, November 18 – 21, 1977. In 1981, Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation.
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