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Women's History Month

Women's History Month is a national recognition and celebration of the significant role of women in U.S. history and contemporary society. It is held in March and provides an opportunity to educate the general public about women's accomplishments and influence in the United States.

Women's History Month celebrates the role of women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton (left) and Susan B. Anthony (right).

Women's History Month has its origins in International Women's Day, which was first celebrated on March 8, 1911, in Europe. Unfortunately, with the economic depression of the 1930s, women's issues, woman suffrage among them, decreased in popularity and remained so until the 1950s and 1960s. It was the women's liberation movement of the 1960s that regenerated interest in women's issues and history.

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