When people think of March, the first thing that usually springs to mind is Saint Patrick’s Day–which is, of course, a fun and much-loved celebration of Irish heritage. It’s something to look forward to each and every year.
What we sometimes forget is that March is also Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the contributions of women to our society. What began as Women’s History Week in the 1980s is now a month-long annual celebration.
Let’s take a moment to remember the trials of women in American history. There was a time when females were prohibited from owning property. They were barred from institutions of higher learning. (The first college to admit women wasn’t established until 1833.) And they had no voting rights. (The first women’s rights convention was held in 1848, yet the 19th amendment–securing voting rights–was not adopted until 1920.)
Our foremothers–and women in the present day–shed blood, sweat, and tears for the sake of others and society as a whole. Check out these resources to make the most of this Women’s History Month: