Posted Date: 03/02/2023
March is Women's History Month.
Women's History Month is an annual observation that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.
The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History Day" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week in1980) and later month in 1987 in the United States.
For more information, visit https://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Celebrate Women’s History Month & learn about some remarkable women in Oklahoma history: https://t.co/ZOUpjYeoXh— Oklahoma Historical Society (@okhistory) March 1, 2023
(OHS photo of students at the Cherokee Female Seminary in Tahlequah, c. 1889. The building still stands today on the campus of @NSURiverHawks.) #SmithsonianWHM pic.twitter.com/QszsFhonNn