“In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed a Public Law (Pub. L. 100-9) which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.” (Wikipedia. Web. 9 March 2015)
Currently, the Erwin Library offers books in the Reference Exhibit Area, all about the lives of women from various eras and backgrounds, each of whom has made some significant contribution to her society as a whole. From Madam C.J. Walker to Rachel Carson, women have invented, improved and excelled.
And, as you learn more about this year’s National Women’s History Project list of honorees, presented along with this year’s theme “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” remember those women in your own life who may never have a book written about them, or be recognized by a national organization, but who work within their families and communities to create better lives for all future generations, steadily passing on their inspiration to all of us.