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March is Women's History Month_

March 2021

Back-to-back we celebrate two incredible months—Black History Month and Women's History Month. Like BHM, Women's History Month started out as one day of celebration, which we still observe as International Women's Day on March 8. In 1980, after years of the movement strengthening, President Carter declared National Women's History Week beginning on March 8. Seven years later, Congress declared March, Women's History Month. 

But why is Women's History Month celebrated in March? Historically, March has been a milestone month for women—the first major women's suffrage event took place on March 3,1913. On March 1, 1922, Title IX was passed and on March 22, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the Senate. In 2020, women broke more barriers than ever before—we're in this together.