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Marching Into National Women's History Month

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

By Masako King, Staff Writer


Looking at how they were pioneers in the music industry, S.T.E.M. field, possessing outstanding characteristics and more, women have made a drastic impact on the world we live in today. They have accomplished so much, but this didn't come without scrutiny and setbacks by their male counterparts. From the computer algorithm invented by Ada Lovelace, the telescope by Sarah Mather, the medical syringe by Letitia Geer, to the antifungal drug created by Rachel Fuller Brown and Elizabeth Lee Hazen are at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the inventions made by none other than creative and intellectual women. Why bring all of these facts about women up? This is because March is National Women's History Month, where the National Women's History Alliance (N.W.H.A.), an American non-profit organization, dedicates and honors women's contributions to American history.

Before it became a month, it started as a week. In 1980, women's groups and historians, led by the National Women's History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance), successfully promoted national recognition. 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 1985, the week would then lengthen to a month of dedicated America's astonishing trailblazing women.

To celebrate this unique month, you can start by thanking the women in your life for the ways they have inspired you, impacted your life, or however have benefited you. To all the strong, independent, creative, impactful, impressive, resilient women of the world, I and many others thank you for staying true to yourselves and bringing a positive light and change no matter how big or small!


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