Theme of the Month...
March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
How Women's History Month began...
The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
A few years later, the idea had caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
MSKSI will observe many women who have blazed a trail in American History and some of whom have never received the recognition they deserved for their history-changing contributions. Follow us on social media for a full review of the women we recognize this month!
For more information about Women's History Month, visit: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/