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Women's History Month

Women's History Month honors women’s contributions to history and events in American.

March is designated as Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women's History Week. By 1986, fourteen states had declared March as Women's History Month. In 1987 Congress designated the month of March as Women's History Month.