Happy Women’s History Month

10 Things you may not know about Women’s History Month.

  • National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8th 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions.  The first Women’s Day celebration in the US was 1909, also in New York City
  • Women’s History Month started as a weekly celebration in 1978 and became Women’s History Month in 1987
  • Every Women’s History Month has a theme. 
    The 2022 theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”
  • Wyoming Territory was the first place to grant women the right to vote.
  • The first Female State Governor was Nellie Tayloe Ross.
  • The 19th Amendment didn’t give all women the right to vote.
  • Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb was the first woman to pass astronaut testing in 1961.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S.
  • Title IX was passed on March 1st 1972.  Title IX prohibits discrimination due to sex in federally funded education programs.
  • Women could not get credit cards until 1974.