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Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted on March 2, 2018

March is Women's History Month. As we honor the nation’s 164 million as a group, let’s all recognize and celebrate the great individual women in our lives.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions.

The first Women's Day Celebration in the United States was also in New York City in 1909, but Congress did not establish National Women's History Week until 1981 to be commemorated annually the second week of March.

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.