Celebrating Women’s History Month

Reyva Jamdar, Staff Writer

After establishing both International Women’s Day and National Women’s History Week, Congress declared the entire month of March Women’s History Month in 1987. Since 1995, every president has issued a proclamation designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. Taking place from Monday, March 1st to Wednesday, March 31st, Women’s History Month reminds us of the trailblazing women who led the way for change. We look to Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Nancy Pelosi, and more as the women who inspired this month of remembrance.
This month, we commemorate leaders like Kamala Harris, the first female, first African American, and first South Asian vice president of the United States. This month, we commemorate Rebecca Wright, a member of the inaugural class of young women to become Eagle Scouts. This month, we celebrate the U.S. women’s soccer team for suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. These women have greatly influenced numerous lives.
According to the National Women’s History Museum, “The theme for Women’s History Month in 2021 captures the spirit of these challenging times. Since many of the women’s suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women’s History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”
March is a great time to thank, celebrate, and honor the women of the past, present, and future.