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Last Updated: 7/3/2018 6:25 PM


     Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated in March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the U. S., Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming a "Women's History Week". In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month.
     Women's History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women like Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, and many others.

Suggested Reading:

Ida. B Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin
Eleanor Roosevelt, a Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures by Menno Metselaar
Restless Spirit: the Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge
Bull's-eye: a Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy
Ten Queens: Portraites of Women of Power by Milton Meltzer
Heroine of the Titanic: the Real Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elaine Landau
Babe Didrickson Zaharis: the Making of a Champion by Russell Freedman