Mar 1-30 Women's History Month
Daisy Bates (1912-1999)
Leader of the Little Rock School Integration
In 1981, Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 making the week of March 7,1982 "Women's History Week." Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have issued annual proclamations designating March as "Women's History Month."
Recognizing women's achievements in all facets of life has a huge positive impact on the self-respect and opportunities for girls and women. The National Women's History Project compiles an annual list of outstanding American women from the past and present.
The theme for 2016, Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,
honors women who have shaped America's history and future through their public service and government leadership. Often overlooked and undervalued, these women collectively have led the way to a stronger and more democratic country. Meet the honorees.
March 25 International Day of
Remembrance of the
Victims of Slavery
In 2007, the United Nations declared this date as an annual observance to honor those who suffered and died in slavery and to remind us that the dangers of racism and prejudice still exist today. This year's theme, "Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots," highlights the cultural links among peoples of African descent worldwide, their impact on the countries involved in the slave trade, and the continued effects of the African Diaspora.
From 1501 to 1830, four Africans crossed the Atlantic for every one European, giving the legacy of slavery and migration an enduring place in the Americas. Learn more.
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