Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first “International Women’s Day” in 1911.In 1981, Congress passed a resolution making “Women’s History Week” a national holiday. This week was well received, and soon after, schools across the country began to have their own local celebrations. Within a few years, thousands of schools and communities got on the bandwagon that was National Women’s History Week, with the support and encouragement from governors, city councils, school boards, and the U.S. Congress. Congress legally expanded the focus to a whole month in 1987. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
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