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Marching Into Women's History Month When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits - Melinda Gates

What is it ? National Women's History Month is an entire month dedicated to women and everything they have contributed to our history, culture, and society.

When is it ? According to Thought CO. Women's history month is celebrated in the month of March. Everyone wanted it to correlate with International Women's Day, which takes place every year on March 8.

How did it Start ? "Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California just as Women's History Week," stated National Women's History Museum. The next year Women's History week became a phenomenon as communities and states celebrated the impact women had on the world. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week. As time progressed, Congress eventually passed a law making Women's History Week into Women's History Month.

What is this Year's Theme ? The month has a different theme to represent each year. The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence,” States National History Alliance. "This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society."

Who is your Favorite Historical Woman ?

"Princess Diana is an inspiration because she was so caring of others: she did lots of charity work for sick children." - Chloee Keefer (10)

"Helen Keller overcame obstacles that were thrown her way and became an author." - Carley Dinsmore (9)

"Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean." - Ava Lawrence (10)

"Rosa Parks was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and stood up for what's right." - Shaelyn Kaiser (12)

"Harriet Tubman was an African American who freed many slaves with the Underground Railroad." - Lacy Nolan (11)

"Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and discover radioactivity." - Lydia Jones (10)

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