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What Is Women's History Month?

Congress declared March Women’s History Month in 1987.  The month is dedicated to celebrating women—both in history and today—who have made a difference.  These women range from everyday heroes such as mothers and teachers to historical women such as Harriet Tubman who worked to end slavery and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for women’s right to vote.

If you would like more information, you can visit the official government webpage for Women’s History Month.

The National Women’s History Project has a website dedicated to Women’s History Month.

If you are looking for academic resources on Women’s History Month, try Discovering American Women’s History Online.  The University of Memphis Libraries have a section on Women's History Month of their Women's and Gender Studies Guide.

The University of Memphis is celebrating Women’s History Month with a variety of events such as a Feminist Coming Out Day and screenings of documentaries.  We hope you will join us for the celebration! Take a look at our calendar of events!

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