March Is Women's History Month
February 28, 1909 was the first Woman's History Day in New York City, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the garment workers' strikes when 15,000 women marched through lower Manhattan. On March 8, 1978, a Sonoma County, California education task force kicked off Women's History Week with International Women's Day. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 Women's History Week across the country. By 1986, 14 states had declared the entire month of March Women's History Month.