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March is Women’s History Month

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Greetings UTHSC:

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women in history and contemporary society. During Women’s History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today. In this month, we are reminded that even in America, freedom and justice have never come easily.

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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Thank you,

Office of Equity & Diversity
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