Celebrating Women’s History Month


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Written by Ayden Mercado, Features Editor

March 1st to March 31st, is a time to celebrate Women’s benefactions to the evolution of society during the annual declared month of Women’s History.

Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett and Bette Morgan were the founders of the Nationals Women’s History Alliance (NWHA). An organization devoted to the conservation and remembrance of Women’s History. Up until 1986, the proclamation of Women’s History Month was only declared by individual states. In 1987, Women’s History month officially became a national month of commemoration for women.

“Inez Milholland is a woman we wish we had today — a firebrand, leader, a champion who knew that the future of women depends on the actions of women. As an exceptional American activist, she did all she could to encourage this collective action. Hers is leadership we remember and cherish.” – Molly Murphy Macgregor, executive director and co founder of NWHA 

Remarkable influences connected to women’s history such as: Amelia Earhart, first female pilot to fly solo across the atlantic ocean; Harriet Tubman the heroic conductor of the underground railroad and first african american women to serve in the military; Eleanor Roosevelt, an activist for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees; Rosie the Riveter, the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II; Susan B. Anthony, the president of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association paving the way for women’s right to vote; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the leader of the women’s rights movement; Betty Friedan, an activist for abortion rights and first president of the National Organization of Women; Rosa Parks was known as the first lady of civil rights and played a pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus boycott. These women are some of the most incredible, admirable ladies who, amongst other outstanding women, accomplished great things contributing to women and the overall well being of society.

In the 1900s, women came together for change in active campaigns against inequality. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding better pay, voting rights, and shorter hours. Clara Zetkin advocated for a worldwide event celebrating women, March 8th. In 1977, the United States recognized the event and established International Women’s day as a way to acknowledge the different aspects of achievements by women and should continue to boost women’s voices.

Ways to educate and celebrate Women’s History can be:
Support a women’s nonprofit organization
Support women owned businesses


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brené Brown

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LiveYourDream.org. “15 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2021.” Your Dream Blog, 2 Mar. 2021, https://yourdream.liveyourdream.org/2021/03/15-ways-to-celebrate-womens-history-month/