March is Women’s History Month, yay for us. We have so many accomplishments that go unnoticed and ignored, that it feels good to be recognized even for a mere 31 days.
According to www.womenshistorymonth.gov, this month is established to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebrate of the vital role of women in American History.
Did you know all of the following institutions and organizations are involved in this celebration?
The Library of Congress
National Archives and Records Administration
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art,
National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Now this is an impressive list. Be sure to check out the womenshistorymonth.gov website, for things happening throughout the year of 2021.
Did you know the week-long observance actually began in 1981? Congress passed a proclamation that the observance began the week of March 7, 1982. It was know 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.” Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.(Source:www.womenshistorymonth.gov).
The color purple represents women internationally. International Women’s Day was March 8th. I received so many acknowledgments of my contributions to business partnerships. It made me feel good to be thanked and recognized.
So, I have a question. Can we keep it going? The appreciation for contributions and thanks, I mean. Does it have to stop? It shouldn’t. Appreciation and thanks should always be given for anyone who deserves it, not matter the gender, ethnicity or age.
Let us remember this as we move forward and as we continue to try to make the world a better and more loving and accepting place.
LJ Thomas is the author of the children's educational series, Leo Learns About. She is also the creator and host of Purely Positive show. She can be reached on her website www.purelypositiveshow.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested in partnering with Purely Positive Impacts on educational endeavors surrounding literacy, please reach out via email at email@example.com