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Recognizing Women’s History Month

PCSD joins organizations across the country in celebrating National Women’s History Month, a month designated by presidential proclamation to commemorate and honor the many contributions women have made to culture, history and society. From women such as Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks, there are countless women who have made contributions to U.S. history.

National Women’s History Month began as a weeklong celebration that was organized by a school district in California in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread and in 1987, March was designated as National Women’s History Month and women’s history celebrations were expanded. Since 1995, each U.S. president has issued an annual proclamation designating March as National Women’s History Month.