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Capitol Heel👠 Brief #7: Who Actually Coined Women’s History Month?

March is the month to celebrate women
March is the month to celebrate women

Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week in 1978, as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread throughout the US and in 1980 a collection of women’s groups and historians successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, Pres. Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. In 1987 Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designatiing March as “Women’s History Month.”

Ladies, we need to celebrate us! Put on your best high heels, grab your purse and a handful of the new quarters featuring Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong and buy yourself a present! (Why not take a look at some of the gorgeous heels featured in any edition of our magazine and spend those quarters?!)

See why these 5 women were chosen:

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2 responses to “Capitol Heel👠 Brief #7: Who Actually Coined Women’s History Month?”

  1. The Ms. Heel Avatar

    Great info!

  2. mwallis123 Avatar

    I loved this .. was wondering about those new quarters

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