Women’s History Month is acknowledged to honor the creativity, courage, and ingenuity of women throughout history. Listen to find out more
In the light of Mother’s Day, we decided to Flash Past to Women’s History Month. The first celebration of women’s history grew out of the small town of Sonoma, California and became officially recognized by the US in 1987. Women’s History Month is acknowledged to honor the creativity, courage, and ingenuity of women throughout history. We can points to female figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, and Amelia Earhart that led the way as humanitarians, abolitionist, and pioneers. Women have proudly served and worked in the Armed Forces since WW-I and proudly led the country’s manufacturing industry during WW-II. Join us as we venture through time, look back at famous firsts in women’s history, and highlight the incredible things women has accomplished.
Did You Know?
To coincide with Women’s History Month 2011, the White House issued a 50-year progress report on the status of women in the United States. It found that younger women are now more likely than their male counterparts to hold a college degree and that the number of men and women in the labor force has nearly equalized.
Famous Firsts in American Women’s History
Last week’s question:
Q: What was the first newspaper in the US?
A: The first newspaper appeared in Boston in 1690, entitled Publick Occurrences.
This week’s question:
Q: What theme was used for Women’s History Month 2011?