We celebrate Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In the 1970s, local groups and municipalities began celebrating Women’s History Week.
According to the National Women’s History Museum, one of the most notable celebrations was organized in Santa Rosa, California, by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in 1978.
The movement was so popular, people began lobbying for a more formal observance, and in 1980, President Jimmy Carter designated the first official National Women’s History Week, beginning on March 8 of that year. Schools, universities and local governments came to realize that this period of time allowed them to not only celebrate the achievements of women, but look critically at equality and opportunities for women, and educate people on women’s history. It was only a matter of time before the week became a month.
According to the National Women’s History Alliance, states began declaring the whole month of March as Women’s History Month all the way up until 1986, when a more national push finally made headway. The following year, Congress declared March 1987 as the first official Women’s History Month. “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this great nation. But too often women’s contributions went unnoticed, altho, the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America were as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well. Today, in the midst of this health crisis, we at HD Roofing and Construction celebrate all Woman’s efforts throughout the history of the United States of America.
Thank you and happy national Women’s History Month.