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Women's History Month

Women’s  History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress  passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim  the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week."  Throughout  the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a  week in March as "Women’s History Week."  In 1987 after being  petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L.  100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History  Month."  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional  resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each  year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and  Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of  March as “Women’s History Month.” 

From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.


Through this bibliography, you will find books about great women making their mark in history. Hopefully, they will inspire others to do the same.