NWHM Brochure - Writing Women Back into History

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                                                       Learn more about women’s history
 National Women’s History Month                        The National Women’s History Project (NWHP)
             Quiz                                      web site at provides information
                                                       about women’s history, Women’s History
1. Which President issued the first                    Month, and related resources.
   Presidential Proclamation declaring
   March as the first National Women’s                 Our on-line webstore serves as
                                                       our Women’s History Resource Catalog and
   History Week?                                       features multicultural posters, books, videos, and
2. In what year was the first Presidential             educational materials for all ages.
   Proclamation made that designated
   National Women’s History Week?                      You’ll find information about women from all
                                                       walks of life who have helped shape our nation.
3. Why was the week of March 8th cho-
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   sen as the time for this celebration?
                                                       strengthen and expand the recognition and
4. In what year did Women’s History                    celebration of women’s accomplishments.
   Week become Women’s History                         For more information, resources, and materials
   Month?                                              about honoring, recognizing, and celebrating
5. What does the President do each year                women’s diverse historic achievements, visit:
   in celebration of National Women’s                       
   History Month?
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Month Proclamation every March.
The President issues a National Women’s History   5.
1987                                              4.
March 8th is International Women’s Day            3.
1980                                              2.
President Carter                                  1.   The NWHP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational
                                                            organization committed to recognizing and         National Women’s History Project
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                                   Writing Women Back into History
Celebrating 30 Years
                                                                                                             Whereas American women of every race, class,
2010 is the 30th anniversary of President Carter                                                             and ethnic background served as early leaders in
issuing the first Presidential Proclamation                                                                  the forefront of every major progressive social
declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as the first                                                             change movement;
National Women’s History Week.
                                                                                                             Whereas American women have been leaders, not
The NWHP, founded in 1980, spearheaded the                                                                   only in securing their own rights of suffrage and
movement for National Women’s History                                                                        equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist
Week. In 1987, we led another nation-wide                                                                    movement, the emancipation movement, the in-
lobbying effort which resulted in Congress                                                                   dustrial labor movement, the civil rights move-
expanding the week into a month. March is                                                                    ment, and other movements, especially the peace
now National Women’s History Month.                                                                          movement, which create a more fair and just soci-
                                                                                                             ety for all; and
Writing Women Back into History                       SAMPLE PROCLAMATION                                    Whereas despite these contributions, the role of
                                                                                                             American women in history has been consistently
The history of women often seems to be              Every year, the President issues a special               overlooked and undervalued, in the literature,
                                                    Women's History Month Proclamation. The fol-             teaching and study of American history:
written with invisible ink. Even when
                                                    lowing resolution can be used as a model for             Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and
recognized in their own times, women are            your local school district or city council.
often not included in the history books.                                                                     House of Representatives of the United States of
                                                                                                             America in Congress assembled, that March is
                                                    Whereas American women of every race, class, and         designated as "Women's History Month.”
In 2010, in celebration of our 30th Anniversary,
                                                    ethnic background have made historic contributions
we will be using Writing Women Back into            to the growth and strength of our Nation in count-       The President is authorized and requested to is-
History as the overarching theme as well as         less recorded and unrecorded ways;                       sue a proclamation each March, calling upon the
highlighting themes from previous years.                                                                     people of the United States to observe March as
                                                    Whereas American women have played and con-              Women’s History Month with appropriate pro-
Each of these past themes recognizes a              tinue to playa critical economic, cultural, and social   grams, ceremonies, and activities.
different aspect of women’s achievements,           role in every sphere of the life of the Nation by con-
from ecology to art, and from sports to politics.   stituting a significant portion of the labor force       (Congressional Resolution designating the month
Each provides a special focus for March 2010.       working inside and outside of the home;                  of March as "Women's History Month," 1987)
National Women’s History Month provides an          Whereas American women have played a unique
excellent venue to recognize and celebrate          role throughout the history of the Nation by provid-
women’s historic achievements as well as an         ing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the
                                                    Nation;                                                        National Women’s History Project
opportunity to honor women within our
families and communities.                           Whereas American women were particularly im-                        3440 Airway Dr., Suite F
                                                    portant in the establishment of early charitable,                    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
                                                    philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Na-                      707 636 2888
What will YOU do to celebrate                       tion;                                                        
National Women’s History Month?                                        

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