Celebrating Women’s History Month
Theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced”
Each year, March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation in 1980 as a week. In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Since that time, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum staff joins in the celebration of the vital role of women in American history.