March is Womens’ History Month. The United States has been celebrating this every year since 1987. American history has many women who opened and prepared the way for other women to follow. Human rights, equality, science, politics, sports, literature and art for starters. To name a few wonderful woman: Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director 2010. Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State 1997. Manon Rheaume, first woman to play NHL 1992. Alice Paul proposed the Equal Rights Amendment for the first time, 1923. Edith Wharton , first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize 1921.
Thanks to all these women and all the other wonderful women of the world. Lets celebrate womans’ history month by thanking the women, we are blessed to have in our lives, who have loved and nurtured us by word or example.
“Our shared history unites families, communities, and nations. Although womens’ history is intertwined with the history shared with men, several factors – social, religious, economic, and biological – have worked to create a unique sphere of womens’ history.”
posted by Liz
source: National Womens’ History Project and History.com