“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often, the women were unsung, and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” -Jimmy Carter
In 1980 President Jimmy Carter declared March 2nd-8th ‘National Women’s History Week’, and since then, the U.S. has declared the entire month of March to Women’s History.
Each year the National Women’s History Alliance selects a theme to be communicated and embodied throughout the month. This year is the theme encompassed the spirit of challenging times and was titled; Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.
In honor of the month, here are a few quotes by famous women in our history;
To learn a bit more about the foundation of Women’s History Month, check out this video with Susan Scanlan.