SKS Spotlight: Women’s History Month
Ever wonder how Women’s History Month came to be? Its origins can be traced back to the first National Women’s Day, celebrated in the United States in 1909. Two years later, an International Women’s Day was observed in several European countries, and in 1949, China celebrated its first Women’s Day. The United Nations first recognized International Women’s Day in 1977 by proclaiming March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace. The following year, America celebrated its first Women’s History Week. Finally, in 1987, the U.S. Congress expanded the observation to the month of March. Since then, each March has been designated Women’s History Month.
This month’s SKS Spotlight of the Month reflects on Title IX, women in the military, women’s education, and milestones in women’s history. Women, from Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are featured. Learn about the Women’s Army Corps of World War II and test your knowledge on Sally Ride, the nation’s first female astronaut in space. Join SKS in honoring women in the United States and around the world.
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