Celebrating Women’s History Month

Carlee Robbins, News & Opinion Journalist

March 1 was the start of Women’s History Month. Many people have asked what the point of celebrating Women’s History Month is. It is a dedicated month to reflect on the contributions that women have made throughout history. Within Women’s History Month, there is a Women’s History Week and Women’s Day. This month started to be celebrated In 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time on March 8, 1911.

Every year, the Women’s History Alliance picks a theme of Women’s History Month. They announced that this year’s theme will be “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” This is celebrating the women in 1920 that fought for women’s suffrage. They gained their right to vote through fighting for the passing of the 19th Amendment. Women such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton were important in the passing of the 19th Amendment. They both made many contributions to women’s suffrage during this time. 

It is extremely important to acknowledge and celebrate Women’s History Month. The changes that women have fought for throughout history have dramatically changed the world that we live in today.