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Women's History Month is an annual declared month 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.
The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week and then month in the United States, spreading internationally after that.
The month of March celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. While figures such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Rosie the Riveter and Betty Friedan are often associated with Women's History Month, there are countless extraordinary women who have earned their place at the table. Consider inventor/actress Hedy Lamarr, scientist Dian Fossey, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronauts Sally Ride and Mae C. Jemison, authors Maya Angelou and Amy Tan, contemporary directors Kathryn Bigelow and Ava Duvernay, athletes Billie Jean King, Allyson Felix, Lusia Harris, Nneka Ogwumike, and Kim Wyant. Explore biographies, videos and articles that celebrate all of these women's historic achievements.
Learn more at Women's History and visit the National Women’s History Museum.