03/01/2010 - Women's History Display @ Bizzell

The National Women's History Project has selected Writing Women Back into History as the theme of this year’s Women's History Month theme. In 1980, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation calling on the American people to remember the contributions of women. In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women’s History Week. The week was chosen to coincide with International Women's Day, March 8. By 1987, fourteen governors had declared March as Women's History Month, and that same year, Congress and the President followed by declaring March as National Women's History Month. For more information on Women’s History Month, please search the library catalog, our databases, or Ask Us.