Test Your Women’s National Women’s
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National Women’s History Month The National Women’s History Project (NWHP)
Quiz web site at www.nwhp.org 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 www.nwhp.org. 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-
We welcome you to join the NWHP Network to
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 www.nwhp.org
Back into History
Month Proclamation every March.
The President issues a National Women’s History 5.
March 8th is International Women’s Day 3.
President Carter 1. The NWHP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational
organization committed to recognizing and National Women’s History Project
ANSWERS celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments WWW.NWHP.ORG
of women by providing information and
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
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