Women’s History Month… A History


Margaret Boyle, Junior High Staff Writer

Women’s History Month is in March. To close up the month I’m going to tell you the history of Women’s History Month. Like Black History Month, Women’s History Month started from a single week. A district in Sonoma California created the first Women’s History week meant to show the many great things that women have contributed to society. The idea started to catch on and in 1980 President Jimmy Carter officially made the week of March 8 National Women’s History Week. A few years after that, Congress extended the week to be all of March. Every year Women’s History Month get a theme and the 2022 theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme is meant to commemorate the women working on the front lines and to celebrate all the women that have given healing and hope all throughout history.

  • Did you know that before Rosa Parks there was another woman who refused to give up her seat? Her name was Claudette Colvin. She was only 15 years old when she was arrested.
  • The official color for Women’s History Month is purple. Purple shows locality to a cause and this one is to help women be equal to others.
  • Women weren’t allowed to have their own credit cards until Congress passed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.
  • Once women get older they start to outnumber men. Studies say that women that are over the age of 85 outnumber the amount of men 2 to 1.
  • Marie Curie was a very famous scientist that studied radioactivity. She also was the first women to receive a Nobel Prize. In fact, she also was the first and only women to receive two Nobel Prizes.

In conclusion, there are many reasons to celebrate Women’s History Month. If you would like to help check out your favorite women creators and help support them.