Women's History Month
March is the month when we take the time to look back and honor the many achievements of women through history and the vast strides made by women today. St. Louis Community College celebrates and encourages the study and observance of the vital role of women in American history.
About Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress
passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the
week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years,
Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s
History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project,
Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s
History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting
and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.
Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations
designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”