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Celebrating Diversity: Women's History Month

Use this guide as a starting point to learn more about some of the diverse cultures and people found in the United States.

History of Women's History Month

The movement to celebrate and recognize women's contributions to the United States gained momentum in the 1970s culminating in President Carter proclaiming March 2-8 Women's History Week in 1980. Since 1995 American presidents have issued annual proclamations declaring March as Women's History Month. 

For more information, including student organizations and campus resources, consult the Diversity & Inclusion Guide.


Recommended e-Books


Recommended Print Books

Notable American Women


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