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Women's History Month  

Our History is Our Strength
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Women's History Month Print Page

The History of Women's History Month

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

Source:  National Women's History Project

Women's History Month Resources

Image Credit: Gale

  • Women's History
    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
  • National Women's History Project
    "The National Women's History Project, founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs."
  • Women's History Month from Gale
    Get to know the women who've changed our world
  • Spolight on Women's History from SIRS
  • 300 Women who Changed the World, Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
    "In selecting 300 influential women, Encyclopædia Britannica has included both contemporary women who are changing today's world and those whose contributions have endured through the ages... Review their accomplishments, locate their birthplaces, and discover the eras in which they lived. Examine topics in women's history, such as feminism and Mother's Day. Explore the particular events that make up the timeline of women's achievements over the course of human history."

Featured Item from Wofford's Special Collections

A Wheel Within a Wheel (1895)
By Frances E. Willard.

In “A Wheel Within A Wheel” the American temperance leader and feminist Frances E. Willard describes how, at age 53, she learned to ride a bicycle. On page 22, she remarks “That which caused the many failures I had in learning the bicycle had caused me failures in life[.]” Read the rest online here, or visit Special Collections to view Wofford’s copy.


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