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Women’s History Month 2019 #WHM19 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM

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For the entire month of March we will be celebrating Women’s History Month. Check in with the Adafruit Blog Monday through Friday for inspirational stories of women who are rockstars in their field🤩.

You can also follow along on social media with #WHM19 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM

Via National Women’s History Museum:

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

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You can also learn more at Women’s History Month


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