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.