National Women’s Month is celebrated in March to coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8). This recognition began in March of 1987 and is intended to both commemorate women’s achievements as well as to raise awareness of issues related to women. It was first established to commemorate Women’s Rights.
There are numerous websites to visit for a look into the subject of National Women’s Month.
“Women’s History Month” is located at: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/.
“Women’s History Month” has a blurb that succinctly describes the intent and content of this website: is
Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Included in this website are archives of photographs, letters, speeches, and scrapbooks in topics ranging from women’s fight for the right to vote, education and their place alongside men in matters of national security and wartime efforts including combat.
In the Education arena, there are many lesson plans and educational tools to enlighten others in the area of women who have made significant contributions to society.
“Women’s History Museum” is located at: (https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month)
There you will find that “In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.” In 1988, by presidential proclamation, it became National Women’s Month.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH: LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Locally, the University of Central Florida has many events planned to commemorate National Women’s Month. For a list of the scheduled events, refer to the following web link: https://www.ucf.edu/news/womens-history-month-events-scheduled/
This month at the Orlando Public Library, many books are being featured regarding Women’s accomplishments. These books include women in the medical and educational arena such as Florence Nightingale: the Making of an Icon and Montessori: the Science Behind the Genius. Also available is a juvenile book entitled Peaceful Heroes by Jonah Winter. Peaceful Heroes records stories which include such great female personalities as Sojourner Truth and Clara Barton.
THE WOMEN IN YOU (or beside you)
Though we take off our hats in honor of great women in the past, I do not want you to overlook yourself as a woman or else the great women in your own life. As mothers, daughters, teachers, wives, all those within the broad scope of industries, those within and without the home, do not neglect to honor yourself or else those women you love. None of us would be here if it weren’t for the woman who birthed us. We cast a huge bouquet of flowers bathed in sunshine in your direction and in honor of National Women’s Month.
Here’s a strong woman quote:
“If my strength intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours.” ~Anonymous~
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